Thursday Rain likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 58. Breezy, with a north wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday Night A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Breezy, with a north wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.
Sorry, not fall, "Biketober."
Speaking of which, the DOT is showing off its progress on the 4th Ave. bike lane in Brooklyn:
All #Biketober long we’ll be implementing the new parking protected #bikenyc lane along #4thAve between 15th & 57th Sts in #SunsetPark. We’re coordinating with NYC Transit regarding segments around their work zone. pic.twitter.com/4ybHH5WXo9— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) October 9, 2019
Which the NYPD seems to be doing its best to undermine:
"What we can say with assurance is there are some police precincts, some fire houses where there is ample parking and there are a lot where there is not, and that’s crazy," he told reporters. "We have to come up with a system that actually accommodates these employees, and again, if it takes leasing a parking lot or leasing spaces in a garage or whatever the heck it is, we’re going to find a way."
Yes, if only there were some sort of dedicated 24-hour "system" designed to transport people to work in this town...
Maybe the'll think of something eventually.
In the meantime, TANK110 needs to get to work:
“Everyone who rides a bike around this city knows that any time you're around a police station, a firehouse, basically any government building, you're dealing with cars on the sidewalk and in bike lanes.” https://t.co/BOo8jaUjed pic.twitter.com/483YlVgcVD— Jake Offenhartz (@jangelooff) October 9, 2019
Given this, it's easy to forgive a little salmoning:
Funny how when they ride they break the same rules as everyone else. It's almost as though it were really easy to do, and indeed sometimes intuitive in an auto-centric environment.
Here's news that you won't find particularly shopping:
THIS JUST IN: Biking is...— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) October 9, 2019
✅good for traffic
✅good for safety
✅good for the environment
✅good for your health!
The Green Wave is our plan to build a citywide network of protected bike lanes, give cyclists a better ride AND improve New Yorkers lives.https://t.co/eUmqX6aZoM
They forgot to add "good for business"--which busways are too, incidentally:
The owner of Joe’s Pizza said the Busway would ruin his business by eliminating customers who came via car. This week I found a bustling slice joint and not a single customer who drove or took a taxi there https://t.co/9QX7YDxEEi pic.twitter.com/BM2bE2DAFD— Good Idea Dave (@DaveCoIon) October 9, 2019
Funny how that works:
I ate a Joe’s slice yesterday and took the busway!— Keith Powers (@KeithPowersNYC) October 9, 2019
Meanwhile, in Queens...
Does a measly $50 ticket for going more than 10mph over the speed limit past a school really qualify as getting "slammed"?
During the first six weeks following the program’s July 11 expansion, the city mailed out more than 200,000 tickets to Queens drivers caught speeding in school zones — and more than 500,000 tickets across all five boroughs, according to city data.
At $50 a ticket, the city has made millions off the program’s massive expansion in less than two months.
Of course there's a great way to deprive the city of its millions, and that's to not speed. Sadly, some drivers don't seem to have figured that out again:
Awww, Sideshow Bob just keeps stepping on those rakes, doesn't he?
Time to get out of NYC indeed.
But those cameras really should be home with their parents:
Won't somebody think of the cameras?