Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

December 4th, 2019: Two Rights On Red Don't Make A Wrong

A tiny bit warmer today:

Wednesday Weather

Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Wind chill values between 30 and 35. West wind 8 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunrise 7:03am

Sunset 4:29pm

Let's hope that "slight chance" turns out to be rain so it will wash away the last of the snow.

Here's something exciting!

Optimistic speculation: replacing certain city fleet vehicles with cargo bikes.

Pessimistic speculation: cargo bikes to be subject to congestion pricing.

Note that tomorrow is a [hashtag] Gridlock Alert Day:

When doesn't driving in Manhattan take 3x longer than riding a bike?

Speaking of the snow, it wasn't too much of a problem yesterday:

Or it was, depending on who you ask:

Either way, now that winter conditions are here that Hudson River Greenway detour seems downright absurd:

If the conditions don't get you then the NYPD will:

This sort of ticketing is absurd at best, and cruel at worst:

The upshot is that cycling in an urban environment involves performing a sort of mental calculus by which you weigh your odds of getting hit with a ticket against your odds of getting hit by a driver and then act accordingly.

If the street was quiet enough for the officer to park in the middle of it while writing the tickets then it's hard to imagine those two Citi Bikers were posing any kind of threat to either themselves or others by making a right on red onto it.  

But it's not about safety, is it?