Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

February 7th, 2019: Improvisational Ticketing

There could be some light rain today, but it will still be relatively warm:

Thursday Weather

Thursday A chance of drizzle or light rain, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. North wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night Rain likely, mainly after 1am. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 40. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunrise: 7:00am

Sunset: 5:21pm

Happy anniversary to the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway:

If you missed the DOT's meeting workshop on cycling improvements in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights you can still share your ideas:

If you ride between Brooklyn and Queens note that as of this weekend Saturday work will begin on the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge:

And in other Queens streets news a traffic light is coming to 111th Street by the Hall of Science:

Meanwhile, the NYPD is reminding motorists to be extra mindful of non-drivers due to the warm weather:

Though they don't seem to be getting a message:

And while last night saw a vigil for the cyclist who was killed on Monday near Times Square by a hit-and-run driver, the NYPD is...ticketing cyclists for the non-offense of riding without a helmet:

Yes, unless you're a child or a commercial cyclist it is of course perfectly legal to ride without a helmet, though this has not stopped the NYPD from ticketing for it in the past.

In the wake of Monday's tragedy however it's extra tasteless.

By the way, the ticket was issued by the Midtown North precinct, and here's all they had to say in the wake of that hit-and-run killing:

"Expect delays" is what I want my tombstone to read.

Also not illegal?  Using your phone while riding:

But the Hollywood multi-tasker risked a fine on Tuesday as he texted during a bike ride in New York on Tuesday.

Cyclists in the Big Apple are liable to receive a $50 ticket for using their phone while riding a bicycle. 

No he didn't and no they aren't.

Finally, just north of the city line in Yonkers I noticed this PSA:

Bee Seen

Westchester county ordering its bus passengers to make sure drivers see them?  Sounds about right--though the inclusion of bicyclists was surprising:

Bee Seen 1

It's weird to be on the other side of a victim-blaming PSA.