Monday Showers likely, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. East wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Monday Night Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11pm. Low around 67. Southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Hopefully you got your fill of sunshine yesterday; in fact you had plenty of time to enjoy it while waiting to get over the GWB due to construction delays:
@PANYNJ get your shit together. There is no reason why the only bike route between NY and NJ should be closed on a weekend morning in the summer. #BikeNYC @NYCSpeakerCoJo @NYCMayor so much for being a bike friendly city. pic.twitter.com/wo1tdlyxTP— AW (@cyclizt) June 9, 2019
If it makes you feel better that's how the drivers on the GWB feel all the time.
Further downtown, the DOT seems to have removed the new island at Allen and Delancey:
And tomorrow at 7pm the DOT will present their plans for a protected bike lane along Central Park West:
On Tuesday, 6/11 at 7PM DOT will present a proposal to install northbound protected #bikenyc lane along Central Park West from 59th to 110th Sts to @CB7Manhattan Transportation Committee. pic.twitter.com/iK4eThRAD1— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) June 7, 2019
That's a one way bike lane, which seems like a real waste of an opportunity, and is the sort of thing you do to appease those people who say, "Why can't those bikers just ride in the park?".
The DOT would like you to know there are bike plane projects afoot in the Bronx as well:
This summer we will add #bikenyc lanes on Southern Blvd, Willis Ave & Mosholu Ave in the Bronx, with more in the works (stay tuned!)— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) June 7, 2019
You are welcome to share your suggestions via https://t.co/C4A23H2Cu2
And someone evidently vandalized the bike lane on Skillman:
Anecdotally there appears to be a strong correlation between hating bike lanes and behaving like a petulent child.
While you're settling in at your desk this morning and pretending to work, be sure to tune in to WBAI, where we'll be discussing bikes, NYC, and the law with Steve Vaccaro:
Yo @Bikesnobnyc invited me to his @WBAI radio show Monday 6/10 at 10:00 am (radio! How old-timey!). Tune in to hear some informative or at least entertaining discussion about road-raging motorists, cops who enforce made-up laws, cyclists who give cyclists a bad name, etc.— Steve Vaccaro (@BicyclesOnly) June 7, 2019
You can also call and ask questions, so don't squander your chance to receive free legal advice.
Hey, did you know cars are heavy?
people are complaining about cyclists right now. one woman said: “even though a car is heavy you cannot avoid a cyclist or a kid running.”— zainab iqbal (@planetzainab) June 8, 2019
Yes, that's why you "cannot avoid" a cyclist while you're driving one. After all, no driver has every hit someone intentionally, have they?
"The guy hit my car with his bike and then wouldn't move," he told Gothamist. "I was just trying to get out of the way [so] traffic could continue on."
"I'm in awe. I can't believe it," De La Rosa added, referring to the mounting public outrage over the confrontation, in which he appears to use his Dodge Challenger to deliberately ram a cyclist. "It's totally blown out of proportion."
Of course not.
But don't worry, because the NYPD is increasing its enforcement...of ebikes:
Oh well, so much for "changing the culture." And for being the "fairest big city in America:"
Research shows Spanish/Chinese-speaking working cyclists are ticketed more often, suffer more bike confiscations, & receive higher fines than their non-immigrant counterparts.— Avi Asher-Schapiro (@AASchapiro) June 8, 2019
De Blasio is re-creating the darkest days of the NYPD’s enforcement history https://t.co/oelhxsuyVz
Finally, with the city lagging behind when it comes to adding bike racks, sometimes you've got to get creative--though the New York Times warns you can't lock up to private property:
Q: My girlfriend locked her bike to my neighbor’s side of the wrought-iron fence outside the apartment I rent in a Brooklyn brownstone. We left town the next morning and returned two days later to find the bike gone. The neighbors later informed us that they had left a note on the bike asking for it to be removed and inquired about it with other neighbors. When no one responded, they cut the lock. They say they don’t know what happened to it after that. They had previously told my landlord that they didn’t want people locking bikes to their fence. I did not know this and they have not posted any signs. Is there anything my girlfriend can do?
We'll have to confirm all this with Steve Vaccaro.