Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

May 2nd, 2019: Bike Month and Bike Myths

Cloudy, might rain...you know the drill:

Thursday Weather

Thursday A 40 percent chance of light rain, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. East wind around 9 mph.

Sunrise: 5:54am

Sunset: 7:53pm

On 2nd Avenue, work has finally begun on the area around the Queenboro Bridge:

If you or someone you know could use some beginner cycling instruction, you can get it next week at Urban Road School:

And of course this Sunday it's the Five Boro Bike Tour:

Which will result in lots of bike lane closures, so plan accordingly:

Starting tomorrow, there's also the Bike Expo:

Come for the free samples, stay for the beer garden.  

Don't forget that tonight the DOT will present the latest on the 14th Street busway and the 12th and 13th Street bike lanes to Manhattan Community Board 2.  The meeting takes place at Meyer Hall, 4 Washington Place, Room 102.  Go there and bring your common sense with you, because opponents of the plan are gearing up for a kvetchfest:

Anti Busway

Yeah, sure, 14th Street doesn't need better bus service--walking speed is plenty fast, right?

Speaking of Bike Month, the DOT wants to dispel some of the more pervasive myths about cycling in New York City:

Myths

All true, but it's also long past time for the mayor to prove Vision Zero isn't a myth:

I have read that there have been talks of bicycle lanes being placed in the area where Aurilla was killed. My only question is, why has this not been done yet? I’m sure many other families have the same question as well. My daughter wasn’t the only person struck in this area. Action must be taken.

Far too many families have had to bury a loved one this year because of unsafe streets and reckless drivers. Nothing will bring her back, but at the very least Mayor de Blasio ought to be doing everything in his power to make sure nobody else’s family has to go through what mine has.

Instead he's preoccupied with cracking down on ebikes--and one NYPD officer has taken his work home with him:

Chon Huang, 32, told police he was walking with his daughter in the area of 60th Street and 10th Avenue in Borough Park around 6 p.m. Tuesday when the 49-year-old cyclist got too close and nearly struck the girl with his e-bike, police sources said.

Huang confront the man and they began arguing. The dispute escalated, at which point Huang punched the deliveryman in the face, the sources said.

Good to know who's enforcing those bike laws.