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.
The DOT is looking for experts to help build the bike lane network:
#NowHiring: DOT is seeking transportation experts & planners to help build a larger, safer #bikenyc network as part of NYC's Green Wave plan.— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) October 11, 2019
Interested? Apply this #biketober via https://t.co/sq62nSYPMW or https://t.co/mMT0zIG1CF
Search job ID: 415033, 415037, 415042, 415045 pic.twitter.com/06ybXKaQdW
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:
Why is Columbus Circle closed to pedestrians and cyclists but still open to cars? Why if all days on Columbus Day. Shouldn’t pedestrians be allowed on its namesake day? @NYCMayorsOffice @NYCSpeakerCoJo @NYPDMTN pic.twitter.com/IsryF1I3G5— Jehiah (@jehiah) October 14, 2019
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:
Another crash on Hudson R. Greenway detour. Peds walking three abreast esplanade>rotunda vs. northbound cyclist (who braked hard, went over the bars, also injured). Peds said they "had no idea we were on a bicycle route." #DeadlyByDesign cc #bikenyc @RiversideParkNY @DanGarodnick pic.twitter.com/dbUjhX72mw— Steve Vaccaro (@BicyclesOnly) October 14, 2019
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:
Once the resurfacing of Crossbay Blvd is complete @NYC_DOT needs to install a protected bike lane on this stretch. Cyclists should not be put in harms way. This could have been avoided! #VisionZero— Eric Ulrich (@eric_ulrich) October 14, 2019
Cyclist fatally struck on Queens street; https://t.co/63dzb0O1yN
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.