Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 6 to 10 mph.
When it rains all day Sunday you should really get to take Monday off.
It's only fair.
Speaking of fair, the DOT wants to know where you go on your bike and how you feel while doing so:
Visit https://t.co/Jn35oaPJHi to download the free app & start logging your trips automatically! Plus, your anonymous ride data helps DOT learn about where people are biking & how they feel while doing so. Each ride contributes to the future of the #bikenyc network. #BikeMonth 🚲 pic.twitter.com/ufEoU4Kt9m— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) May 3, 2019
In the spirit of fairness you should be able to full convey your anger when you go to use one of the protected bike lanes on the map and find out it's no longer there:
When are @GaleBrewerNYC and @ydanis going to bring back the Dyckman #bikenyc lane? Perhaps they are still concerned that "Cars need to be able to stop and get their coffee." https://t.co/oM1RN592Bs https://t.co/UBfn2pTZep— Doug Gordon (@BrooklynSpoke) May 5, 2019
And of course sometimes you head out for your usual commute only to find the entire road service is missing, so check the milling and paving schedule for your borough and plan accordingly:
Find out where our resurfacing crews will be next week here: https://t.co/rROOoSgKzl— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) May 3, 2019
If you see a pothole or a roadway that needs resurfacing, report it to @nyc311 via DM, their free app or online here: https://t.co/kK5w4LfNmS pic.twitter.com/mFpMSNSxYn
This past weekend the Family Fun Ride on Skillman Avenue showed the world yet again how bike lanes are destroying our communities:
Thank you so much @alanbaglia for organizing the 2nd Family #FunRide on #SaferSkillman. So many families were able to enjoy the safety and accessibility of one of Queens’ finest new #bikeNYC lanes— Juan Restrepo 🚲 (@juaninQNS) May 4, 2019
Thanks @JimmyVanBramer @maawallace for joining us & @NYPD108Pct for corking! pic.twitter.com/rllqM4Pied
And the 20th Precinct has some bike theft prevention tips for you:
Let's talk about bike thefts- In the last 28 days, we have had 7 bikes stolen in the @NYPD20Pct. (Last year, there were 6 in the same time period.) When off duty, we ❤️our bikes as much as many of our residents, so we HATE seeing this happen. Here's five theft prevention tips: pic.twitter.com/SigJ6Nv7jy— NYPD 20th Precinct (@NYPD20Pct) May 3, 2019
These are actually pretty good:
4) If the option presents itself, park and lock your bike in front of a CCTV camera. Some thieves are acutely aware of where cameras are, and avoid them. If they do steal a bike in front of a camera, it provides us with critical evidence.— NYPD 20th Precinct (@NYPD20Pct) May 3, 2019
In other NYPD news, the ticketing hotspot for Bike Month is shaping up to be the Manhattan side of the Manhattan Bridge, where riders are being cited for not having bells on their bike, among other things:
Cops ticketing cyclists at the bottom of Manhattan bridge, Manhattan side. I just got a no bell ticket and not using the bike lane ticket. #nycBike— Cameron (@gr0zz_) May 3, 2019
I forgot the “for not having bells” part— Robert (@partyanimal75) May 3, 2019
That's funny, I thought the NYPD "do not give out a lot of summonses for no bells on bikes:"
And finally, one cyclist who works for a "free market think-tank" thinks that we should all want more tickets:
OPINION | Admit it, cyclists: We must do better— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 4, 2019
A woman suffered a skull fracture after being hit by a cyclist who ran a red light.
It's a grim reminder of a truth I’ve resisted: Some cyclists in N.Y. are a public safety risk.https://t.co/dyx6tde9fd
New York City Council members are competing with each other to champion the construction of new, protected bike lanes across the five boroughs. I largely support that effort. But truly integrating bicycles into the streets they share with pedestrians and cars — to make safe cycling a norm in New York — will take something more: It will require that police regularly issue moving violation tickets to cyclists who break traffic rules.
What’s more, cyclists need to welcome such enforcement.
The hell we do.
Apparently the only thing you can't overregulate is bikes.