Friday A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Friday Night A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 7 mph.
And warm this weekend...with possible showers:
Therefore, the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast calls for...
With some milder temperatures in store this weekend, we recommend tracking down our The Stonewall Inn IPA. Our 4.8% session IPA is 100% Citra hopped for plenty of citrus peel aromas and a refreshing finish. Plus, it supports The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, so you’re doing a good deed through drinking. You can find it on draft at our Tasting Room, The Stonewall Inn, and a handful of other spots around the city, so plan your route and get riding.
I knew if I drank enough beer the act of doing so would ultimately transform itself into some form of altruism.
As always, there's lots of spring ticketing happening, so be extra vigilant:
@bikesnobnyc Alert! Cops are pulling people over on 2 Avenue and 9th Street. So, ride IN the bike lane (yes, a friend got a ticket for that--if there is a bike lane and you are not in it, you will get a ticket) and do that other stuff :D— houseofcakes (@houseofcakes) March 28, 2019
And if you're traveling between Manhattan and the Bronx watch for Broadway Bridge closures on Sunday:
#BroadwayBridge work over the #HarlemRiver will require intermittent 15 minute FULL daytime bridge closures to all vehicular, pedestrian, & #bikenyc traffic on 3/31, beginning at 10AM. Any queued traffic will be allowed to dissipate in between closures. pic.twitter.com/qeXCbXWA3k— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) March 27, 2019
If you're not yet a Citi Bike member you can get a $30 discount if you sign up by Saturday:
🎉 Flash Sale: Save $30 when you purchase a Citi Bike annual membership by Saturday, 3/30 at 11:59 pm!— Citi Bike (@CitiBikeNYC) March 28, 2019
Get access to unlimited 45-minute rides, 12,000 bikes and 750 stations. Plus, free electric bike upgrades until 4/27! Use code SAVE30 and get riding: https://t.co/LuRZlnCSKb pic.twitter.com/6Qfs7Lw2PO
Join now and take advantage of all those new bikes:
Yeah @CitiBikeNYC!! Thanks for turning parking for 5 into parking for 50 on the east side of #MoveMidtown. This station is going to be very popular when the #2ndAveGap and 52nd/55th St protected #bikenyc lanes go in nearby. pic.twitter.com/mycM6wGGWk— Ryan Smith (@smithry00) March 28, 2019
Unfortunately, much of the city still remains devoid of bike share, thanks in part for the mayor's affinity for boats:
Released Thursday by the nonpartisan Citizens Budget Committee, the report found that the ferries receive taxpayer subsidies that are ten times higher per rider than NYC Transit riders receive, despite serving a ridership that is "highly seasonal and leisure-oriented" (read: tourist-heavy). That per-rider subsidy worked out to $10.73 in fiscal year 2018, according to the CBC, and is expected to balloon to more than $24 per trip on a planned Coney Island route announced earlier this year — or 2,257 percent more than what's allocated to the average subway or bus rider.
Not only are they really expensive, but they also carry very few people:
One problem with that argument, as repeatedly emphasized in the CBC report, is that the ferries are not mass transit. The entire system transported just 91 passengers per revenue hour last year, according to the CBC, and carried fewer passengers in a year than the subway serves in a single day. As transit advocates see it, the hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds devoted to keeping the ferries cheap comes at the expense of the city's less-shiny, but far more utilitarian transit modes.
We should have wall-to-wall Citi Bike from Wakefield to Ward's Point. Alas, the fish don't complain about losing parking when you build a ferry landing, so instead we've got boats.
Finally, now that spring's here you may be thinking about long weekend rides. You may also be wondering what's going on with that bike path on the
Tappan Zee Mario Quomo Bridge. When's it opening? Well, the official website doesn't get more specific than "2019." However, it's clear from their Twitter that things are happening:
Newly installed foot bridge at River Rd, Rockland, will connect the elevated bridge to land and the shared use path. Precast concrete panels that will get an 8 inch topcoat of concrete to bring it up to grade pic.twitter.com/kaK75pi8jN— The New NY Bridge (@NewNYBridge) March 15, 2019
Reinforced concrete safety divider will separate shared use path from shoulder of travel lanes to keep walkers and bikers safe and sound pic.twitter.com/63JQnsxyMd— The New NY Bridge (@NewNYBridge) March 17, 2019
Scenic overlook closest to Nyack, "Fish and Ships" begin to take shape pic.twitter.com/q7k5FyZ4e3— The New NY Bridge (@NewNYBridge) March 19, 2019
And they must be getting close, because Tarrytown is working at a fever pitch to ban cycling:
🚨 #Tarrytown has a messy proposal to adjust #cycling laws.— Bike Tarrytown (@BikeTarrytown) March 24, 2019
Bans #biking on #sidewalks & "taking the lane" on streets. 🤦♀️
📣 Public hearing, Monday, April 1, 8 pm.
Here's the lowdown on the whole debacle... 1/4 pic.twitter.com/krCx50lgIq
Sounds like they could use a bike lane.