Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

May 9th, 2019: Illegal Parking In Progress

Cooler and cloudier today:

Thursday Weather

Thursday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. East wind around 10 mph.

Thursday Night A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 53. Southeast wind around 9 mph.

Sunrise: 5:45am

Sunset: 8:00pm

The DOT wants to help you make every day Bike To School Day:

Hopefully those resources include bulldozers to get the cars out of the bike lane--though it looks like the Uber strike may have helped:

And you can also join a rally in Long Island City this morning against bike lane blocking, as well as all that sidewalk parking Mayor de Blasio doesn't seem to notice:

Because this is ridiculous:

Just imagine the headlines if Motivate washed a bunch of Citi Bikes in the car lane.

Speaking of parking, we need more of it for bikes:

Meanwhile, the city isn't installing nearly enough bike racks

Ah yes, the age-old question: "Is it legal to lock your bike to a street sign?"

The answer, of course, is that it's okay until someone decides it's not:

It's tough to feel like a real stakeholder as a cyclist when our parking infrastructure is basically the equivalent of borrowing someone else's WiFi signal.

We do, however, more than our share of tickets:

And if you're wondering where bike stings come from, here's your answer:

In Brooklyn, the Parks Department and the DOT will have to remove some trees to install a new bike lane:

The project the city Parks Department is undertaking, with the cooperation of the city Department of Transportation, involves creating a bike lane with a protective buffer by combining a two-foot-wide swath of the grass verge beside the Ocean Avenue sidewalk and an eight-foot wide section of roadway.

Justine Heilner, Prospect Park Alliance’s senior landscape architect, said at a hearing prior to the LPC’s vote that 57 trees on Ocean Avenue will be removed because of the bike lane’s design. Another 13 trees along the bike lane will be removed because they are in poor condition, she said.

Well, we need the bike lanes, and that's still fewer healthy trees than there have been traffic deaths this year.  So seems like a net gain.

Finally, if you watch this video without sound you realize how crazy it is that people are worried about ebikes and sooters instead of cars:

I just see some people trying to get around while other people in giant vehicles try to block them.