Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

September 10th, 2018: Hot Pursuit

Looks like a wet day today:

Monday Weather

Monday Rain. High near 75. East wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Monday Night Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunrise: 6:32am

Sunset: 7:13pm

And there's already speculation about whether Tropical Storm Florence will pay us a visit:


It's also Rosh Hashanah which means the streets should be a bit quieter as city schools are closed today and tomorrow:

It also means this guy wants a new goddamn tire:

Ah yes, where would we be without Twitter?  Speaking of which, look at the header image on the mayoral account:


Ah, those were heady days:

Especially for this guy:


Yesterday was also Grandparents Day, and the DOT reminded people to drive safely and to be particularly vigilant of older people:


According to police, the unidentified man was walking within the designated crosswalk when he was hit by a Toyota Highlander traveling eastbound on the boulevard. The driver, a 40-year-old woman, stopped the vehicle and remained at the scene.

No charges filed yet, either.

In bike lane news, here's the most obstructed one in the city (or at least the one with the most 311 complaints):

It's in front of a school, what a shock:

The stretch of 72nd Street in front of P.S. 102 is the city’s worst for blocking bikes from their lane, according to 311 data compiled by real estate website Localize.

From Sept. 4, 2017 to the same date this year, the block — between Ridge Road and Third Avenue — racked up 94 complaints from peeved peddlers.

By the way, it's 2018 and the Post still doesn't know the difference between "peddle" and "pedal."

Runner-up in the competition is the Vernon Boulevard lane in Long Island City:

Long Island City is home to the second most jammed-up cyclers’ path, with 72 gripes about Vernon Boulevard between 44th Drive and 45th Avenue, according to Localize.

The block directly south, on Vernon between 45th Avenue and 45th Road, came in third, with 40 complaints.

Once again, these are only the lanes that are the subject of the most 311 complaints.  Odds are there are far more obstructed bike lanes in neighborhoods where people just suffer in silence.

Speaking of the Post, it's a two-fer for the Cuozz (pronounced "Quatz"), who has gone meta-dumb by writing a new column about his own stupid column:

See, in the first column he said this:

Fury’s in their blood, as was true of the guys who wished me death by dump truck over my last bike lane-bashing column. Bring it on, boys! But spare the women and children.

And--surprise!--people took him up on it.  He really hit pay dirt too, thanks to people like this:

Larry Bloss warned, “Remind me to punch you in the face if we ever meet.” C. Drysdale took up the white-power battle cry: “We are the same tribe that . . . created Western Civilization as we know it today.”

Wow, trolling cyclists and racists.  He really is a wily old bastard.

Wait, I'm sorry--cyclists, racists, and people of color:

Others perceived an anti-black message in my writing. If I didn’t see many nonwhite faces on bikes, it was because I “refused” to see them. According to Marna Nightingal, what I really meant was “men of color and women of all colors are — literally — invisible to me . . . I do look forward to his explanation of why we don’t count.”

As to his original premise (bikes are for white bros), I guess if I lived in his zip code I might make that mistake too:


He really should leave the neighborhood more.

Finally, a "good samaritan" on an ebike recently chased down a runaway dog in a hair-raising pursuit that would make the Cuozz soil his slacks:

After some of the fastest salmoning I've ever seen he even chases the errant canine onto the FDR:

No Trucks

Hey, it says "NO TRUCKS," not "NO DOGS."

As for the e-biker, he turns out to be one Ricky Bernstein, owner of NYC Adventure Ebike Tours:

Dog Chaser

Jewish New Year mitzvah or viral ad campaign?

You'll have to decide for yourself.