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“Mayor de Blasio said on Wednesday that he is considering making helmet use mandatory for Citi Bike users, and signaled that he supports requiring all bicyclists to obtain licenses. Such practices are known deterrents to cycling, and fail to address the real challenges facing all New Yorkers: a culture and prioritization of cars over people.  Citi Bike is the nation’s most successful bike share… Read more
Posted 1 week 6 days ago
Your commute today shouldn't be particularly dramatic, at least as far as the weather is concerned: Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 6 to 9 mph. Thursday Night A 20 percent chance of rain after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low… Read more
Posted 1 week 6 days ago
"A 3-year-old boy identified as Mordechai Yovits was struck and killed by a 73-year-old driver on Virginia Street in Far Rockaway Monday morning. Since 2013, there have been 20 crashes and 5 injuries on Virginia Street. According to the NYPD, Mordechai broke away from his mother and darted into the street, but this account is yet to be verified. Initial NYPD reports often blame victims for their… Read more
Posted 1 week 6 days ago
Be prepared for the possibility of rain and wind gusts today, particularly during your evening commute: Wednesday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with… Read more
Posted 2 weeks ago
Once Labor Day's behind us we may ditch the white shoes and consider summer to be over, but the weather's not buying it: Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable. Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low… Read more
Posted 2 weeks 2 days ago
New York City: New York City has the nation’s slowest bus system, and the M14A has the shameful distinction being the slowest bus line in the slowest system. With 27,000 daily riders, and moving at an average of just 4.3 miles per hour, it is quicker to walk across 14th Street than to take the bus. A new study confirms that the appalling performance of the M14 hurts lower income communities and… Read more
Posted 3 weeks 5 days ago
***Please note that after today's post the Bike Forecast will be on end-of-summer recess, and will return on Tuesday, September 3rd with regular updates.  Thank you for reading, and Happy Labor Day!*** There could be some rain and thunderstorms… Read more
Posted 1 month ago
Bike Snob's ForecastAugust 15th, 2019: Laser Focus
There could be some rain today so be prepared just in case: Thursday Isolated showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Thursday Night A 20… Read more
Posted 1 month ago
Bike Snob's ForecastAugust 14th, 2019: Bus Time!
Should be drier today, but you should still be prepared for the possibility of rain: Wednesday A 20 percent chance of showers before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 83. North wind around 7 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Wednesday Night Mostly… Read more
Posted 1 month ago
“There is nothing progressive about using wealth and political connections to rob working New Yorkers of their time. The continued legal action against the 14th Street busway plan represents a bad-faith effort to threaten mobility options for tens of thousands, and sets a dangerous precedent, proving that anyone of means can use the court system to circumvent the democratic process. Further,… Read more
Posted 1 month ago