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.
Hey, 20% chance of rain is nothing, you had a better chance of getting rained on in the subway yesterday:
RAINS INSIDE OF SUBWAY CAR; UNFAZED NEW YORKER CONTINUES TO EAT BREAKFAST SANDWICH pic.twitter.com/CzmhYtmkY6— Ellie Sunakawa (@elliesunakawa) April 16, 2018
Sadly I can no longer gloat about the weather as I'm en route to New York and leaving all this behind:
At least I'm bringing back a little sun for us all tomorrow:
Farewell California, I'll miss your modest bike lanes:
And your marginal walkability:
I've never felt as far from anything as I have being on foot in LA and right across the street from my destination.— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) April 16, 2018
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 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:
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:
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:
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.