Wednesday Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. West wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
This morning at 9am, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Transportation Alternatives, and Bike New York will hold a press conference in Long Island City:
TOMORROW @ 9am: Join @JimmyVanBramer @TransAlt @bikenewyork for a press conference demanding a first of its kind network of protected #bikeNYC lanes in LIC. 18 cyclists in one year is 18 too many— Juan Restrepo 🚲 (@juaninQNS) July 30, 2019
📍: Foot of Pulaski Bridge Bike path (Queens side) pic.twitter.com/Jm3mGiyirl
That's this morning, as the tweet is from yesterday.
And tomorrow you can attend a meetup to learn about futuristic tools to make cycling safer and assert your rights:
NYC — This Thursday, we're hosting is hosting a #BikeNYC meetup to talk #civictech tools, cameras, #opendata, & the law. Come join @driversofnyc @BicyclesOnly @BrownBikeGirl @HowsMyDrivingNY @TheJakeSchmidt @Ollie_Cycles @Chekpeds. RVSP https://t.co/AtepR1Bj0m— BetaNYC (@BetaNYC) July 30, 2019
Make sure to book in advance as tickets are necessary.
There also seem to be some lighting issues on the Williamsburg Bridge:
Guess someone needs to check the bulbs.
Yesterday morning Speaker Corey Johnson appeared on NY1 to address the epidemic of cyclist fatalities:
As did Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams:
Is a cultural change in traffic enforcement possible? In the wake of Em Samolewicz's death precincts are paying tweet service to dooring awareness:
get into the habit of using your right hand to open the car door. This will naturally turn your body and allow you to look over your shoulder to scan for oncoming bicyclists. #bikenyc #ParkSlope #VisionZero #78PctTrafficSafety @NYPDTransport— NYPD 78th Precinct (@NYPD78Pct) July 30, 2019
And even throwing together videos:
The 19th Precinct continues to actively police their bike lanes:
Our officers are dedicated to keeping #BikeNYC lanes free from cars & trucks.— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) July 29, 2019
Bike lanes are for bikes. 🚴🏾♂️ 🚴🏼♀️ Tickets ($115 fine) will be issued to motorists who choose to ignore traffic rules. Do NOT park or drive in bike lanes. #UpperEastSide #UES pic.twitter.com/QuKmtcOZXB
Other precincts are getting in on it as well:
And yet you never know when you'll be stopped in the bike lane and ticketed for something that's perfectly legal:
Adults pulled over for not wearing helmets. What’s most impressive about this video (not where they parked) but that they quote the law with such authority, even #2 pulling out his phone and offering a legal opinion with a little swagger, all the time being dead ass wrong. pic.twitter.com/lHVJ4DytXo— Daniel Flanzig (@NYbikelawyer) July 30, 2019
Time will tell.
Moving on, Streetsblog talks to new Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives, Danny Harris:
The Streetsblog Interview: @GershKuntzman sits down with new @TransAlt leader @DannyHarris_TA to discuss vision, approach and, of course, rage.https://t.co/eUzsLIrjQO@BrooklynSpoke @Naparstek @bikesnobnyc pic.twitter.com/ya7wMGStHZ— Streetsblog New York (@StreetsblogNYC) July 30, 2019
Wait, data?!? Does that mean the city should not base policy on the whims of irate callers to the Brian Lehrer Show???
And finally, don't be this person on the bike:
It's way easier to simply slow down and make room than it is to create a cacophony with all the toddler toys on your handlebars.