Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 50. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
It'll be dark by the time you're clocking out today so don't forget your lights:
“As a cycling commuter, I can attest there is no better time of year to travel by #bikenyc than the fall,” Cmsr Trottenberg. “However after clocks fall back [Sunday], the evening hours become especially dangerous for pedestrians & cyclists."— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) October 31, 2019
Drivers: #LookClosely & yield to🚶♀️&🚲 pic.twitter.com/O1TFbB8Q56
If you're a Hudson River Greenway commuter expect a (new) detour starting today:
Work on the #HenryHudsonParkway Viaduct btn 72nd & 82nd Streets will start on 11/4 & require an approx. 4 week closure of Hudson River Greenway shared path near the basketball courts & 72nd St dog run. #Bikenyc may use the ped path next to the river & do not need to dismount. pic.twitter.com/Unc9k8IzY2— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) November 1, 2019
This week will see partial nighttime closures on the Queensboro Bridge bike path:
Drainage cleaning on the #QueensboroBridge will result in single-lane closures from 11/6-11/8.— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) October 31, 2019
North upper roadway: 10PM-5AM
South upper roadway: 11PM-5:30AM
Partial closures of the pedestrian & cyclist pathway may occur, 10PM-5AM. Peds/Cyclists should proceed with caution. pic.twitter.com/iH5Kg0tPIn
And Citi Bike will hold an "expansion pop-up" in Harlem today:
We're expanding into Harlem & we want to hear from riders like you! 🚲— Citi Bike (@CitiBikeNYC) November 3, 2019
Join us tomorrow from 11:30am-4pm at the Harlem Library to learn more about the expansion & chat with our Ambassadors to let us know where you want to see stations next.
More details: https://t.co/e4ylaDYgiJ pic.twitter.com/xR9DnsK61D
That's today, not tomorrow, since the tweet is from yesterday.
Sure you do.
The Guardian reports on the newly passed Streets Master Plan:
New York City to 'break car culture' and build more than 250 new bike lanes https://t.co/RwgDqzCTcY— The Guardian (@guardian) November 1, 2019
During the evening commute on the Williamsburg stretch of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, a popular cycle lane, both cyclists and drivers said they were in favour of more protected cycle lanes.
Don't they realize when writing about this stuff you're supposed to devote most of the article to complaints from angry drivers? After all, these new street safety measures are totally "unfair":
One Bronx driver who has been caught three times called the program “unfair” and said it has turned her from a careful driver into a fearful one.
“I find myself driving very slowly, looking at the speedometer a great deal. I don’t want to get any more tickets,” she said.
One million speeding tickets in three months...drivers saying "careful" when they mean careless and "fearful" when they mean careful...it's never been more obvious that the motorists of New York City are suffering from a collective case of velocitation and are in desperate of recalibration.
Meanwhile, this year's cyclist death toll has now reached 27:
Details of the crash depend on whom you believe. The police statement issued Saturday said that the 36-year-old driver was traveling northbound on the Ocean Parkway service road “with the traffic signal in [his] favor.” Cops added that the “the elderly male bicyclist entered the roadway from the east side of the street, traveling west, against the traffic signal, and was subsequently struck by the front passenger side of the vehicle.”
Some witnesses said otherwise:
A 70-year-old cyclist is in critical condition after he was struck by a man driving a minivan in Midwood this morning. Witnesses said the driver boosted the red light. https://t.co/q7PoelSXZc— Clayton Guse (@ClaytonGuse) October 30, 2019
Getting conflicting reports from witnesses on scene: some say the minivan had the right of way along the Ocean frontage road... others say the car had a red and bicyclist was using the crosswalk pic.twitter.com/08dCDv5x88— Henry Rosoff (@HenryRosoff) October 30, 2019
And given incidents such as this its hard not to be skeptical:
Car culture's not the only one that needs breaking.