Washington's Birthday Sleet, possibly mixed with rain before 7am, then a chance of rain between 7am and 3pm. High near 43. Wind chill values between 30 and 35. Northeast wind 5 to 13 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.
Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. Northwest wind 10 to 17 mph.
Hey, if you don't like it, I'm sure your local Hyundai dealer is running some fantastic Presidents' Day lease specials!
Plenty of NYPD ticketing reported this past Friday:
Including this classic scene:
Sometimes you never know which NYPD you're gonna get--the one that leaveth its cars in the bike lane:
Or the one that taketh away:
You called we answered. Today we ticketed and towed a commercial vehicle that was illegally parked in a turning lane, causing a hazardous condition for pedestrians, bicycle, and drivers. #VisionZero pic.twitter.com/4nCDY2m8rW— NYPD 24th Precinct (@NYPD24Pct) February 15, 2019
By the way, what is a "self-enforced" zone?
Does that mean you get to decide your own penalty?
If so that's a fantastic idea.
Just give every cyclist in NYC a ticket book and leave the rest to us.
Of course it's great to see the NYPD towing dangerously parked vehicles, and it's also fantastic to see them busting an e-bike theft ring:
See how these eagle-eyed @NYPD10Pct officers, assisted by their #NeighborhoodCoordinationOfficers, solved a string of electronic bicycle thefts in #Manhattan#NeighborhoodPolicing#NYPDprotecting@NYPDPBMS pic.twitter.com/jQENVWBOft— Chief Rodney Harrison (@NYPDChiefPatrol) February 15, 2019
Even if they didn't have to look far for the perpetrators.
You spoke at our last Build the Block Meeting & we listened! Steady sector “B” observed an electronic bicycle around West 23 Street & 8th Avenue and took action! Remember, E-Bikes are dangerous & prohibited in New York City! #VisionZero pic.twitter.com/NIj6uqcfTJ— NYPD 10th Precinct (@NYPD10Pct) January 17, 2019
Speaking of which, the Guardian looks at the ebike crackdown and its impact on delivery workers:
'It's persecution': New York City delivery workers fight electric bike ban https://t.co/sYT9aTFt8G— Guardian news (@guardiannews) February 16, 2019
“The Mayor has been clear that enforcement of this law should focus on businesses, not workers. That’s who the Police Department needs to be targeting,” wrote Seth Stein, spokesman for the mayor’s office, in a statement to the Guardian.
But data from NYPD paints a confusing picture over e-bike enforcement: 669 summons were given to individual riders in 2018, while only 210 were served to businesses. NYPD does not distinguish whether individual riders are using their bikes for commercial use in their data.
The city really thought this one through.