Wednesday A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Northeast wind around 16 mph.
Wednesday Night A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Northeast wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Fenders and wool season is now upon us.
Do you brave the Brooklyn Bridge on your commute? If so, this should be fun:
Repairs on the #BrooklynBridge ped/bike path Thursday, 10/10 from 11PM to 5AM. Access to pedestrians & #bikenyc will be maintained at all times, although the pathway will be narrowed near the work zone. Cyclists may be required to dismount as they proceed through the work zone. pic.twitter.com/73Vi9rUPD9— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) October 8, 2019
You wouldn't think it possible to narrow the path more than it already is.
In Brooklyn the 4th Ave. bike lane is extending southward:
Citi Bike continues to expand:
Expansion Update! 🚲— Citi Bike (@CitiBikeNYC) October 8, 2019
We've officially added 20 new stations since our expansion began in September!
Take a ride & see the new ones recently added:
-Frost St & Debevoise Ave
-Myrtle Ave & Linden St
-Myrtle Ave & Grove St
-Putnam Ave & Wyckoff Ave
-Putnam Ave & Knickerbocker Ave pic.twitter.com/yqi3b02cdl
And the South Bronx is getting more bike lanes:
This fall we'll begin implementing school safety improvements along Third Ave from E 163rd St to St Ann's Ave in the Bronx. This #VisionZero project will:— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) October 8, 2019
🚲Add #bikenyc lanes
🚶♀️Create safer pedestrian crossings
➡️Safer turns#biketober pic.twitter.com/rVaB8v0vUb
While in the Northwest Bronx parking enthusiasts are complaining about crosswalks:
DOT removed 14 parking spots between West 236th and West 239th streets late last month, all in an effort to install new crosswalks in the neighborhood.
While it might be safer travels by pedestrians, it didn’t stop 150 people from signing a petition calling for the removal of the crosswalks and reinstallation of lost parking. The petition calls DOT’s efforts to build the crosswalks “a hindrance to all of the residents and homeowners who rely solely on the street parking for our vehicles.”
The headline's bad enough, but for the real nose-wrinkling stuff you've got to go to the comments:
It's pretty safe to assume his name is on the petition.
In Manhattan, as the weather turns, the short-sightedness of the Hudson River Greenway detour only grows more apparent:
Please don't let NIMBYs & bureaucrats squander precious parkland @NYCMayor @NYCParks @mitchell_silver #RiversidePark waterfront is wide open at 60 F, imagine at 30 @Adrian_Benepe @NY4P #bikenyc needs a flat, direct, visible, safe ride to work @TransAlt @bikenewyork @StreetsPAC pic.twitter.com/VNK7TkNfJK— Danny Pearlstein (@dannypearlstein) October 8, 2019
Seems like at the very least they could make it seasonal.
Speaking of which, while your warm days are numbered, so too are your chances to see the Cycling in the City exhibit:
And the DOT and the Port Authority are finally exhibiting their plans for the Goethals Bridge bike lane:
More than a year after the bridge between Staten Island and Elizabeth, N.J. opened to cars and trucks, the Department of Transportation has finally unveiled a plan [PDF] that forces bicyclists to make a detour around and under the six-lane, cable-stayed twin structure to avoid conflicts with trucks.
Finally, in NYPD news, the 19th Precinct continues to lead in anti-bike lane blocking messaging:
Keeping all our #UpperEastSide #BikeNYC lanes clear is important, including the crosstown ones. 🚴🏽— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) October 8, 2019
If you need to drop off or pick up passengers or goods, pull into available spaces or use the right side of the street. @bikenewyork @NYPDTransport #VisionZero #UES pic.twitter.com/YR64nDa28f
Of course in practice when drivers pull over opposite the bike lane it just means everyone else drives in the bike lane to get around them, but it's the thought that counts.
While the Chief of Patrol warns of rideouts:
Rideouts are dangerous and illegal and a threat to pedestrians, motorists, and other bicyclists. Learn what they are, what to do if you see one, and how to help us if you see one.#VisionZero pic.twitter.com/yHZTeaRjSA— Chief Rodney Harrison (@NYPDChiefPatrol) October 8, 2019
Odds are rideouts don't make the list of threats you face out there on a daily basis when riding your bike.
As for what to do if you see one, you can always try offering a high five.