Thursday A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. West wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 23. West wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light northwest after midnight.
This weekend, note that last Sunday's Broadway Bridge closures have been rescheduled for this Sunday:
Update: #BroadwayBridge work over the #HarlemRiver has been rescheduled & will require intermittent 15 min FULL daytime bridge closures to all vehicular, pedestrian, & #bikenyc traffic, 3/10, beginning at 10AM. Any queued traffic will be allowed to dissipate in between closures. pic.twitter.com/659tyBal8e— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) March 6, 2019
Which basically means that last Sunday I went out of my way for no reason.
Also remember there will be partial closures on the Brooklyn Bridge:
#BrooklynBridge will undergo walkway maintenance during the month of February on Tuesday & Thursday nights, 11PM-5AM. A portion of the walkway will be closed. Access to #BikeNYC & pedestrians will be maintained. pic.twitter.com/9SCfUBLzKW— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) January 30, 2019
As well as the Williamsburg Bridge:
#WilliamsburgBridge work will require single lane closures:— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) March 5, 2019
3/9: Mn-bound outer roadway, 7AM-12PM
3/11-3/15: Mn & Bk-bound outer & inner roadways, 10AM-3PM
Partial pedestrian/#bikenyc path closures will be necessary, but the path will still be accessible pic.twitter.com/LSQOFcnBIF
This evening you can join a ride to the L Train Open House:
Tomorrow, Thurs 3/7 @ 5:30pm— Chelsea Skye (@pekochel) March 6, 2019
1st Ave and E 13th Street, Manhattan
Short #bikeNYC #bikeTrain ride across town
Tell @NYC_DOT Keep the #LTrainShutDown bike and bus lanes!
33 degrees and cloudy,⛄️Dress warm https://t.co/OVNkQ8Qep5
And further uptown, Community Board 6 has approved the DOT's plans for protected bike lanes on 52nd and 55th Streets:
Which will help make a disjointed bike network just a little more jointed:
This is what it looks like when you do bike projects for 12 years without a plan. It's a disjointed mess. Thankfully @CoreyinNYC is calling for a #bikenyc master plan. Image from @NYC_DOT pic.twitter.com/MiOna2dVbe— Jacob Mason (@Mason_Transport) March 6, 2019
Even more disjointed is our approach to traffic enforcement:
foh with "the ultimate price". this is one of the most out of touch, victim blaming, privileged statements I've ever gazed upon. https://t.co/vy7Cv1ojAA— Maximillian (@MaxSholl) March 6, 2019
Meanwhile, in Queens:
Cops are cracking down on reckless drivers on Northern Boulevard — one of the most dangerous roads in Queens.https://t.co/vpUIs3NPrb— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 6, 2019
Fulton was also clear that pedestrians and cyclists were not to blame for the boulevard's scary statistics.
“When you see a bicyclist slow down… give them room,” he said to drivers. “Before you open your car door, make sure a bicyclist isn’t coming up.”
And it's good to see credit where credit is due:
Much of the improvements to Queens Blvd. can be chalked up to additional infrastructure like protected bike lanes and safer pedestrian crossings.
A two-way protected bike lane was installed on Northern Blvd. in 2017, sparking outrage among some members of Queens Community Board 11.
Finally, in ebike crackdown news, this happened:
NYPD officer crashing seized ebike is the best thing you'll see all day.https://t.co/zD3m5mTZRn— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) March 6, 2019
Video of the fall — recorded by another cop — shows the police officer riding the red motorized vehicle without a helmet past a Bronx school in the Melrose section of the Bronx on Monday.
The helmet-shamers have become the shamed.
A second video shows the cop standing up and limping away from the bicycle.
A source with knowledge of the case said the cops had pulled over a guy for riding an electric bicycle and seized the bike as evidence.
But instead of waiting for a tow truck to pick up the vehicle — which is department policy — the officers decided to drive it back to the command themselves, the source said.
Though once you get past the "instant karma" aspect the implications of the NYPD driving around and filming themselves playing with people's livelihoods isn't particularly amusing:
This #ebike was somebody's property (maybe delivery worker). Bc police crashes & abandons ebike, even if owner pays $500 fine, they won't be able to get ebike back as legally allowed. This plus fines & lost wages: many workers describe ebikes policing as theft #deliverjustice https://t.co/yFHgMNeeE5— Dr. Do Jun Lee 이도준 (@dosik) March 6, 2019
In fact it's quite the opposite:
Actually, I take this back--NYPD officer joyriding on ebike he probably stole from delivery worker and who will probably make disability claim after crashing it is maybe the most depressing thing you will see all day.https://t.co/Wo5KMckF85— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) March 6, 2019
Really, nobody wins here--though arguably dignity is the biggest loser.