Thursday Showers likely. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 57. Northeast wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday Night Rain before 3am, then scattered showers after 3am. Temperature rising to around 66 by 2am. East wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Today, 14th Street finally goes (sort of) car-free:
14th St Transit & Truck Priority Pilot Project goes into effect 10/3.— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) October 1, 2019
Everyday from 6AM-10PM:
On 14th St, only 🚌 & 🚚 may make thru trips btn 9th & 3rd Aves. All others may pickup/drop-off but must make next available right.
More #BetterBuses info: https://t.co/LAnJzGxV9p pic.twitter.com/NZdqQwPBJn
While in Brooklyn, connections to the Kosciuszko Bridge are gradually taking shape:
Here’s a look at the recently installed two-way bike path on Meeker Ave, part of the new #bikenyc connections to the #KosciuszkoBridge underway now in both Brooklyn & Queens. #Biketober 🚲🍂 pic.twitter.com/Y9xIVEAtnX— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) October 2, 2019
Though things still have a ways to go:
This photo is extremely misleading.— Big Justice Mood. (@CamilleRaneem) October 2, 2019
The area of sidewalk pictured leads to a one way sharrow down Meeker. Since that sharrow has been installed there has been a sharp increase in #bikenyc-er salmoning up an extremely dangerous truck route frequented by illegal 53ft trailers. https://t.co/22qZbhHWF4
Hi @NYC_DOT - this extremely blind intersection where 54 Av meets the Kosciuszko Bridge #BikeNYC path is very dangerous. Could you at the very least add a stop sign for motor traffic on 54 Av, and perhaps a big mirror so people bicycling can see if cars are coming? https://t.co/pR2xmhq2Aw— Maximillian (@MaxSholl) October 2, 2019
And of course the Queensboro Bridge is long past due for separate bike and pedestrian paths:
Watch the @Streetfilms: "The Case for Dedicating the QBB's South Outer Roadway to Pedestrians: Now."— Streetfilms (966 videos!) (@Streetfilms) October 2, 2019
There are days the #bikenyc & #walknyc path is DANGEROUS!@BenKallos @JimmyVanBramer @SenGianaris @TransAlt @bikenewyork @juaninQNS @joby_jacob @StreetsblogNYC @LAShepard221 pic.twitter.com/0nt6uedTmq
In the media, NBC New York did a story on cycling deaths which flirted with victim-blaming a bit but ultimately zeroed in on trucks:
More bike riders are dying in our streets. We know the cause, now we need to fight for the solution. We need safer streets. https://t.co/1iOWmf8cla— NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson (@NYCSpeakerCoJo) October 2, 2019
It also mentioned that the NYPD will focus less on bicycle enforcement and more on driver enforcement, which is at odds with this ghost bike ticket trap:
Ironically, the officer made it a point to lecture me and a fellow bike commuter:— Jeffrey Starke II (@starkej2) October 2, 2019
“Bicyclists are getting hit. Not because of the motorists, but moreso because of bicyclists just running through and not observing the traffic rules.” #bikenyc pic.twitter.com/8sVFMC8UuS
That's right, you're supposed to put your foot down at a stop sign.
We should make drivers do the same thing.
Finally, Vice takes a look at rideouts:
"It's a bunch of kids, a bunch of adults. You got MTA employees, Crips and Bloods and Latin Kings that ride together. It's brotherhood.”https://t.co/0Mq27CbBI4— VICE (@VICE) October 2, 2019
On September 15, a location was shared on Instagram, prompting thousands of riders to begin trickling south from Fort George to Times Square. I hopped on a Citi Bike in Harlem, hoping to intersect the group on its way downtown, and spotted several officers on bicycles yelling at a traffic guard: "Which way did the bikes go?!” Later, I'd see one pink Ripper loaded into a police car, on Amsterdam Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard, though the rider was nowhere in sight. Reached via email, the NYPD could not confirm whether this was the result of a crash or an arrest.
Gotta keep the city safe from people popping wheelies on bicycles.