Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

September 30th, 2019: On Edge

Looks like a week of fine cycling weather ahead:

Monday Weather

Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Northeast wind around 9 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind around 9 mph.

Sunrise 6:51am

Sunset 6:40pm

Still, don't get lulled into complacency.  The days are getting shorter, so remember your lights.  And you might want to think about winterizing your bike with fenders because because the weather will turn before you know it.

Look out for partial bike path closures on the Queensboro Bridge this week:

Also, the 14th Street busway begins this week!

That's a heavy defeat for Arthur Schwartz, so it's a good thing he has a Yuba to help him carry it.

In Queens yesterday, mourners gathered to remember Mario Valenzuela:

On Friday Van Bramer also spoke up for more pedestrian and cyclist space on the Queensboro Bridge:

Before riding back to Queens on it:

Hopefully this wasn't him:

A dedicated cycle lane would certainly make passing easier, but there's no excuse for passing like that, so hopefully this rider keeps heading east and doesn't come back.

Moving on, after hanging with the mayor of Amsterdam you'd hope maybe de Blasio would pick up a thing or two about bikes:

Getting plastics out is great and all, but why not get the cars out too?  You know, before it's too late:

Another study found a connection between “recent high traffic related air pollution (TRAP) exposure” and children’s mental health. Using neuroimaging techniques, the researchers traced a link between TRAP, metabolic disturbances in the brain, and symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder in otherwise healthy kids.  The main culprit in the connection, indicated by the neuroimaging results, was the brain’s inflammatory response to air pollution.

Oh wait, it already is:

Anxious "men may present as loose cannons, but they are worriers, says Kevin Chapman, a clinical psychologist in Louisville, Ky. "Aggression tends to be more socially acceptable to many men than anxiety."

And there's the driver trying to run you over in the bike lane.

It all makes sense now.