Friday A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Light and variable wind.
Friday Night A 20 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the evening.
It will then come and go over the weekend like an annoying guest from out of town:
So, to take the edge off, heed the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast and stock up on...
With zig-zagging temperatures and rain heading our way, we’re recommending Brooklyn Brown Ale for this weekend. Count on its hearty roasted flavors to cut through the chill and its clean finish to invite your next sip. Plus, if you get muddy on your ride, no one will notice any spills.
So put that in your panniers and drink it.
Remember that tonight in Manhattan you can join a "deep dive" into the DOT's "Cycling at a Crossroads" report:
We already have two dozen RSVPs for our special guest event, featuring the NYC Department of Transportation, on Wednesday evening, December 5th! Seating is limited, so please RSVP to secure your spot.
You can also attend our in-person guided reading event this Friday Nov 30th at 1PM at the Brooklyn Roasting Company location in Flatiron, so please reply if you're interested in that, too, and I can print you a hard copy on request:
TransAlt Manhattan Deep-Dive Read-Along: NYC DOT's Cycling at a Crossroads report (2018)
Friday November 30th @ 1PM
Brooklyn Roasting Company, Flatiron
50 W 23rd Street (at 6th Avenue)
See you there!
No word as yet on whether there will be live reenactments, but you can always volunteer.
And on Sunday the Santa Claus ride happens in Queens:
Take a bike ride through East Elmhurst with St. Nick himself this Sunday during the third annual Santa Claus bike ride. https://t.co/LIGBywtZHA— QNS (@QNS) November 27, 2018
This is a family-friendly affair and should not be confused with Santa Con.
Of course the big news is that Citi Bike is expanding:
NEWS: Citi Bike is going to dramatically expand!— Citi Bike (@CitiBikeNYC) November 29, 2018
We’re doubling our service area and tripling the number of bikes to 40,000 over the next five years, thanks to a $100 million investment from @Lyft. Read the full details, just shared by @NYCMayor: https://t.co/cmDSsBAin2 pic.twitter.com/XiooVff9RX
Here are the highlights:
Not only that, but with e-bike and e-scooter legalization now on the table, Corey Johnson wants to "break the car culture:"
Corey Johnson wants to 'break the car culture' https://t.co/Mi1UUeWMsm— Crain's New York (@CrainsNewYork) November 29, 2018
"The most deadly vehicles in New York City are trucks and buses and cars. And we need to break the car culture in New York City. And we need to enable cyclists and pedestrians to get around the city in a safe way," the Manhattan lawmaker said. "I have real sympathy for the delivery workers who are being hit with tickets while they're just trying to do their job. Not all, but many are immigrants. And to see their bikes being taken away from them, and how that affects their daily lives, that is not right."
Obviously we're gonna need a bigger bike network:
With the expansion of @CitiBikeNYC to a fleet of 40k in 5 years, I’m calling to increase the number of protected bike lanes from 29 miles to 100, to ensure riders and pedestrians are safe and can ride without worry. #sustainabletransit #bikesnotcars pic.twitter.com/3pIHVsGl2M— Ydanis Rodriguez (@ydanis) November 29, 2018
Unfortunately, until car culture is indeed broken, you can't even ride in the protected bike lanes without worry:
It has come to this: Opponents of #saferskillman bike lanes are resorting to terrorism to fight street safety. @dahvnyc has the full story, including anger from @JimmyVanBramer.— Streetsblog New York (@StreetsblogNYC) November 29, 2018
“The increasingly desperate campaign against [the bike lanes] is now riling up the worst elements of our community and inspiring criminal vigilantism,” said Van Bramer, who himself has expressed regret for not being forceful enough in defending his early support for the bike lane. “No matter where you’ve stood on the bike lane debate, we should all be disgusted by how negative and now dangerous the opposition against them has become.”
“Little children have been placed in harm’s way because some will never come to accept that we have bike lanes in our community,” he added.
I'd question anybody who bought thumbtacks at Staples in the last 72 hours...unless the saboteur purchased them from Amazon, in which case Van Bramer's really gonna be angry.