Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

October 15th, 2019: Everyone's An Expert

A cool and clear day for your bicycle commuting pleasure:

Tuesday Weather

Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 53. South wind 3 to 5 mph.

Sunrise 7:07am

Sunset 6:16pm

The DOT is looking for experts to help build the bike lane network:

Presumably they mean actual experts and not the kind you find on Twitter:

The network is expanding too:

Though if you wanted to travel though Columbus Circle yesterday you had to drive through it:

Guess they must have been expecting some blowback from that whole colonialism thing.

This past summer the Department of Parks and Recreation instituted a detour on the Hudson River Greenway between 72nd and 83rd Streets, which takes cyclists along a hilly path through Riverside Park.  The idea was to keep pedestrians safe...but it's not working out so well:

As anyone who works on their own bikes knows, sometimes when you try to fix a problem you end up making it worse.

Gothamist has more on Sunday's fatal crash:

Police said Bogdan Darmetko was cycling northbound on Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel at around 2 p.m. Sunday. As he tried to make a left turn, he was hit by the 32-year-old driver of a Ford SUV.

Cross Bay Boulevard has bike lanes on both sides. There is no stoplight.

And City Council member Eric Ulrich is calling for a protected bike lane on Cross Bay Boulevard:

There was a time Ulrich was calling for bicycle licensing so it's heartening to see our elected officials evolving (this is not the first time he's called for more bike lanes in his district), though it's a shame it takes so much tragedy for this to happen.

Finally, Streetsblog talks to Speaker Corey Johnson, who has been taking a more measured tone about breaking the car culture:

If you invest in mass transit, make it easier to walk and bike and take the bus, you’re improving the quality of life of many New Yorkers who will say, “Now that the subway is working and now that the bus is sped up and now that it’s safer to cycle because there’s a protected bike lane network, I’m going to actually abandon my car — use it less or abandon it entirely, and use these other methods.” A lot of places right now in New York City have transportation infrastructure, but not built in the right way for [residents], safe and reliable. That is the context we need to use here.

Sounds like everyone's meeting in the middle.