Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

April 17th, 2018: Gaps In The Network

Considerably drier today than yesterday:

Tuesday Weather

Tuesday A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 50. West wind 14 to 17 mph.

Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. West wind 14 to 16 mph.

Sunrise: 6:14am

Sunset: 7:38pm

Hey, 20% chance of rain is nothing, you had a better chance of getting rained on in the subway yesterday:

Sadly I can no longer gloat about the weather as I'm en route to New York and leaving all this behind:

Griffith

At least I'm bringing back a little sun for us all tomorrow:

Wednesday

Farewell California, I'll miss your modest bike lanes:

Bike Lane

And your marginal walkability:

Though I do look forward to coming home to New York, where we implement ambitious bike lane projects...except where there are police stations:

Fourth Avenue

Fourth Avenue is getting redesigned with a bicycle lane being added, except between 29th and 30th streets. That is where the 72nd Police Precinct parks many city squad cars and personal police vehicles.

However, the concern is that having a bike lane on every block except the one will force cyclists to merge back into traffic for one block, and then re-enter a bike lane one block later.

Plus, they've already got parking:

Garage

Critics of the plan also point out that accommodating that particular precinct may be unnecessary, since it has a garage and convenient subway access.

Meanwhile you've got to dress like you're going to do roadwork at night just to ride a Citi Bike:

Citi Bike

Speaking of roadwork, with the rain relenting you can expect spring milling and paving to resume, and there's lots of activity downtown this week:

Paving

Check the schedule, or else act surprised and annoyed when your usual route suddenly has you pinging around like a popcorn kernel, it's up you you.

Finally, last week I mentioned that a backlash is threatening the protected bike lane on Dyckman Street, and here's a video that highlights how badly it's blocked by drivers:

Not sure which is more jarring: all those people parked in the bike lane, or his pronunciation of Dyckman.