Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

November 18th, 2019: Lights Camera Inaction

Be prepared for rain today:

Monday Weather

Monday Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 46. North wind 13 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday Night Rain likely, mainly before 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 40. West wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunrise 6:46am

Sunset 4:36pm

Yesterday was the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims:

And on the eve of this day we were reminded yet again that these deaths are both senseless and preventable:

Though sadly not surprising:

“He always speed,” said Marvin Chen, 75, a neighbor who is not related to the cop. “I always say to him, ‘Take it easy. Where you going in such a hurry?’ I stand in front of his car and hold up my hands. I say take it easy and he no listen. It’s sad.”

Another neighbor who shares a driveway with Chen attested to his need for speed.

“We share a driveway and he drives quite fast,” said the man, who identified himself as Kachun and lives next door to the Midwood home where Chen lived with his parents. “It is tight back there and he drives very fast. Surprisingly fast.”

In infrastructure news, the new bike lane on Southern Boulevard in the Bronx seems to be taking shape:

According to the DOT's plans that is indeed a two-way bike lane [PDF]:

Bike Lane Southern Boulevard

Time to start planning that ride to the Holiday Train Show.

Meanwhile, on 14th Street, when the traffic cops as away the drivers will play: 

Camera enforcement doesn't start for two more weeks:

Finally, speaking of cameras...

Unsurprisingly, this is not the case:

They sure do get creative when it comes to helmets.