***Happy Thanksgiving! See you on Monday, November 26th!***
Fire on Brooklyn Bridge, use alternate route:
Due to a vehicle fire, all lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge are closed in both directions. Consider alternate routes. Multilingual & ASL Link: https://t.co/GpdlTK7FPB.— NYCEM - Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) November 21, 2018
Exploding vehicles? Happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Southwest wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Wednesday Night Scattered flurries before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. Blustery, with a northwest wind 18 to 21 mph.
Because it's turkeycicles on Thursday, and not much warmer on Friday:
Of course today is a Gridlock Alert day, which means savings on Citi Bike:
#GridlockAlert for Wednesday, 11/21. https://t.co/retl9SIrwV— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) November 19, 2018
Beat gridlock by unlocking a blue bike on #GridlockAlert Days ➡ @CitiBikeNYC is offering 25% off their popular 3-Day passes from 11/21-11/28 & 12/12-12/21 🚲 Use promo code "GRIDLOCK" in the Citi Bike app. pic.twitter.com/Uz0oOsvItC
Though keep in mind there are station closures due to the parade:
⚠Service Alert: The following stations will be deactivated starting tonight (11/20) for the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and will be reactivated starting Friday (11/23):— Citi Bike (@CitiBikeNYC) November 21, 2018
- Central Park W & W 85 St
- W 55 St & 6 Av
- W 52 St & 6 Av
- W 45 St & 6 Av
- W 43 St & 6 Ave
And that's not the only thing that's missing:
We wouldn't want anyone bummed out on Thanksgiving, now would we?
Further downtown, the 12th Street bike lane is coming along:
And the 13th Street bike lane has integrated itself so seamlessly into the streetscape that drivers are already parking in it:
In the lifecycle of a New York City bike lane, this is the "maturity" phase. By the time the L train shuts down the paint will be all faded, then the street will get milled and paved and the bike lane won't be redrawn for fourteen months.
That's one way of restoring the "historical integrity" of the streets:
WTF Park Slope? from r/NYCbike
Though if you really want historical integrity you've got to bypass cars altogether and go right back to the 19th century:
Finally, the NYPD is notorious for its ticketing blitzes, but apparently they'll take mercy on you if you're from Pennsylvania:
Officer Mahoney observed a bicyclist disobeying a red light. Turned out, Mr. Bahm was a visitor from Pennsylvania and Officer Mahoney educated him on bicycle safety tips. Remember folks, your safety is paramount! 🚴🏻♂️🛑❗️#visionzero pic.twitter.com/buCc7W033Z— NYPD 10th Precinct (@NYPD10Pct) November 19, 2018
I may have to try that one next time.