Monday Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 46. North wind 13 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Monday Night Rain likely, mainly before 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 40. West wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Yesterday was the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims:
On this World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, I'm thinking of the fearless and inspiring advocates of @NYC_SafeStreets. In memory of the loved ones they've lost, I will always stand by their side in fighting for safe streets. #EndTrafficViolence pic.twitter.com/j99REfaFFQ— NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson (@NYCSpeakerCoJo) November 17, 2019
Traffic violence kills thousands and injures even more Americans every year. On World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Crash Victims, I'm sending my love to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones. It's time to #EndTrafficViolence.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 17, 2019
And on the eve of this day we were reminded yet again that these deaths are both senseless and preventable:
The car had 14 school zone speeding tickets and 7 tickets for running red lights. https://t.co/aXfMdv8IeO— Liam Quigley (@_elkue) November 16, 2019
Though sadly not surprising:
“He always speed,” said Marvin Chen, 75, a neighbor who is not related to the cop. “I always say to him, ‘Take it easy. Where you going in such a hurry?’ I stand in front of his car and hold up my hands. I say take it easy and he no listen. It’s sad.”
Another neighbor who shares a driveway with Chen attested to his need for speed.
“We share a driveway and he drives quite fast,” said the man, who identified himself as Kachun and lives next door to the Midwood home where Chen lived with his parents. “It is tight back there and he drives very fast. Surprisingly fast.”
In infrastructure news, the new bike lane on Southern Boulevard in the Bronx seems to be taking shape:
Confused by this #BikeNYC lane on Southern Blvd, in front of NYBG. The green part looks like a standard one-way bike lane, but the intersection markings implies it's a 2-way? The green part doesn't look wide enough to accommodate 2-way traffic. pic.twitter.com/boAhMZHOPw— Bike Commuter NYC (@driversofnyc) November 17, 2019
According to the DOT's plans that is indeed a two-way bike lane [PDF]:
Time to start planning that ride to the Holiday Train Show.
Meanwhile, on 14th Street, when the traffic cops as away the drivers will play:
The... the #busway ... what have a you done!?!— Urban Dispatch (@Urban_Dispatch) November 16, 2019
First Saturday without traffic cops. Good reminder of how worse car clogged 14th street is. #ProtectThePaint
Cc: @NYC_DOT @NYCTBus @2AvSagas pic.twitter.com/ZO7DqFM1d5
Camera enforcement doesn't start for two more weeks:
Since camera enforcement can’t start for two more weeks, there’s literally no penalty for failing to adhere to car restrictions right now. Maybe use those cops harassing people in the subway here instead? https://t.co/KMg03HzNcq— Second Ave. Sagas (@2AvSagas) November 16, 2019
Finally, speaking of cameras...
NYPD tells cyclist helmet cam is illegal.https://t.co/vxBMW38GzQ— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) November 17, 2019
Unsurprisingly, this is not the case:
1/2 The only laws that concern your helmet as a cyclist are (1) not required to wear one unless under 14 (2) can't carry or affix anything to you or helmet that would block your vision (3) lights affixed to helmet technically not legal, must be affixed to bike frame. And then...— Steve Vaccaro (@BicyclesOnly) November 17, 2019
2/2...there are the laws that specifically allow you to photo-record things in public without police interference, like the First Amendment to the Constitution.— Steve Vaccaro (@BicyclesOnly) November 17, 2019
Some cops can't wrap their heads around this.https://t.co/N4D4fLEVEo