Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind 14 to 16 mph.
Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 54. Northwest wind 8 to 15 mph.
And yes, there are a lot of people out there on bikes:
NEWS: On Saturday & Sunday, Citi Bike riders completed over 145K trips, making it our biggest weekend EVER!— Citi Bike (@CitiBikeNYC) May 20, 2019
Take any fun trips during the beautiful weather? Reply below and share your ride history so we can see! 🚲 pic.twitter.com/bYRamzX7qU
If there are this many people riding now just imagine what would happen if the city really threw all its effort into making this a world-class bike town:
Quick bike thing: New York City officials likes to slap itself on the back for becoming a better cycling town, and it's loads better than it was decades ago, but it still has a TON of work to do to be safer for cyclists ...— Jason Gay (@jasongay) May 20, 2019
In the meantime, we're barely scratching the surface:
Truck parked in traffic lane forcing every car, bus and truck on Clinton St to drive through the “protected” bike lane. I called 911 and they said “if someone gets run over then we’ll send an officer. Otherwise that’s not an emergency.” Hope I’m not the next to die #bikenyc pic.twitter.com/iju6gGJBgI
— jamison ⚓️ (@jhermann) May 20, 2019
Speaking of surfaces, some streets have them, while others do not:
5th Avenue also falls into the latter category:
Unfortunately, while you can learn about these resurfacing projects ahead of time, there's currently no way to get real-time status updates, so they still come as a surprise to most.
Ticket stings also come by surprise, though there are some you can pretty much count on these days, such as the one on the Manhattan side of the Manhattan Bridge:
#bikenyc NYPD sting in bikes coming off the Manhattan bridge onto Chrystie St— Steve Kalifowitz (@skalifowitz) May 20, 2019
As well as the one on the Hudson River Greenway by the Intrepid:
And yes, we all see what we want to see, but some precincts do indeed ticket drivers in bike lanes:
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I’ll personally look into why a NYPD veh was parked in the bike lane. As for enforcement, the 94 Pct & @NYPDTransport take the issue seriously & have written >400 bike lane summonses in 2019 & will continue doing so to address this issue— NYPD 94th Precinct (@NYPD94Pct) May 20, 2019
Thanks for that.
In Brooklyn, the 4th Ave. bike lane is going in:
Great to see the Fourth Avenue bike lane finally under construction!— Brad Lander (@bradlander) May 20, 2019
1st St to 15th St underway now. We will keep pushing hard to move the whole stretch from Atlantic Ave to 65th St along as quickly as possible. https://t.co/TB99orPZUZ
Meanwhile, in Bensonhurst, community board leaders are against a bike lane plan that requires drivers to look right and left:
The board’s district manager sent a letter to the department’s Brooklyn head, detailing the unsafe conditions that she believed would arise from vehicle operators attempting to turn onto a one-way road, by crossing a bike lane with cyclists traveling in the opposite direction.
“This plan as presented provides no protection to cyclists along this heavily traveled commercial and manufacturing segment, relies on motorists checking both right and left for bicyclists while waiting for a lull in oncoming traffic, and reduces visibility,” said Marnee Elias-Pavia.
What next, looking straight ahead?
Finally, in Washington, DC, weeks after a driver killed bike advocate David Salovesh, another driver has killed his bike lane:
Hmmm, do you think *maybe* they should redesign this freaking intersection?https://t.co/C69hqt0cGh— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) May 20, 2019
Some of the debris, neighbors say, was a “ghost bike” that was placed in the area just weeks ago in memory of David Salovesh, a cyclist who was struck and killed.
“It’s going to be a little emotional for a lot of people,” said Amir Izadi, a neighbor who heard the crash. “You know, the gentleman was killed here a few weeks ago and now that ghost bike is gone.”
Sometimes you've just got to listen to the signs.