Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

October 2nd, 2019: Whose Lane Is It Anyway?

Looks like we could see some ridiculously high temperatures today before the rain eventually cools everything down:

Wednesday Weather

Wednesday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. West wind 10 to 13 mph.

Wednesday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Northeast wind 11 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunrise 6:53am

Sunset 6:37pm

Hey, look at that, the city is finally banning cars!

Just kidding, it's still collapsing under the weight of its own vehicle fleet:

Also, those scofflaw cyclists are still running lights:

Not to mention riding the wrong way against traffic:

If only they'd take cues from their law-abiding colleagues in motor vehicles--oh, wait:

Police officers and city bureaucrats are illegally parking their cars in a Downtown Brooklyn bike lane at all hours of the day, leaving one out-of-towner to question why have a bike lane in the first place.

“You can tell bike lanes are not really respected,” said Canadian Dan Pavlich.

It's true what they say, you really can't fool a Canadian, can you?

Still, you've got to give people a chance to display their handicrafts:

About a third of those had police placards in their windshields, while others made do with Police Department-issued vests, jackets, and one camouflage-patterned notebook with an American flag and an NYPD shoulder patch on top of it.

One passing cyclist said “It’s terrible,” while another said the painted lanes have essentially lost their intended function.

“It’s not a bike lane, it’s a parking lane,” said the rider, who declined to give his name.

And anyway, it's all the supermarket's fault:

A transit cop leaving the Schermerhorn Street station in plain clothes blamed deliveries to nearby supermarkets and other government agencies for the parking problems.

“A lot of space is used up by food deliveries at the supermarket and people dropping off at the HRA office,” said the cop, who didn’t provide his name.

One officer blamed the mess on the construction, while another Boy in Blue simply refused to comment.

“I can’t comment on that,” he said.

If only there were some other way to get to downtown Brooklyn, one of the city's most notorious traffic deserts.

Meanwhile, across the Hudson, a bike lane has plunged Jersey City into chaos:

CBS2 cameras caught one biker after another going the wrong way on Bergen Avenue; in the newly painted bright green bike lane.

The arrow on that lane however, shows it shifts from two-way access down to one-way.

This is why all bike lanes should be two ways.

The story also includes shocking footage of a bus stepping off a bus and walking away both casually and completely unscathed, which they somehow spin as a negative:

CBS2 witnessed a passenger get off without looking both ways, walking right into the bike path, a danger especially if bikers are coming from the wrong direction.

And of course let's not forget that the local church can't hold weddings or funerals anymore:

Priests at St. Aedan’s say the bike lanes cause major issues especially during special events. There is no access now for funerals or weddings to pull up out front.

Horrible.  How will they bury all the pretend victims of that bike lane now?