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.
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:
#QueensboroBridge cleaning will require partial pedestrian & #bikenyc path closure 9/30 -10/4, 9am-3pm. Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to proceed with caution. Cyclists may be required to dismount as they approach the work zone. pic.twitter.com/xty5Hkeq6r— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) September 27, 2019
Also, the 14th Street busway begins this week!
A statement from Commissioner Trottenberg and @NYCMayor on today's decision lifting the stay on the Transit and Truck Priority Pilot Project on 14th Street, which will now take effect Thursday, 10/3.— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) September 27, 2019
More info: https://t.co/zsSKjjD9BO pic.twitter.com/tVxSxWqOeB
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:
At the memorial for Mario Valenzuela at Borden and 11th.— Jimmy Van Bramer (@JimmyVanBramer) September 29, 2019
Marta, Mario's mother, said, "I don't want anyone else to feel like this. We want to do something so no one else experiences this."
She is right. The @NYC_DOT @NYPDnews @NYCMayor must act now.
Not. One. More. pic.twitter.com/hnFSIbRjD4
On Friday Van Bramer also spoke up for more pedestrian and cyclist space on the Queensboro Bridge:
Standing at foot of the Queensboro Bridge with @BenKallos @SenGianaris @bikenewyork @TransAlt to say that we want the South outer roadway of the bridge open to pedestrians now! pic.twitter.com/zY1CpOaqvk— Jimmy Van Bramer (@JimmyVanBramer) September 27, 2019
Before riding back to Queens on it:
One final bonus pic: @JimmyVanBramer riding back over the QBB into Queens afterwards. He tackled the bridge incline better than I ever could (it was kind of intimidating). Thanks for all your support of upgraded safety infrastructure on the Queensboro Bridge! pic.twitter.com/Ozwpdoho98— Rich Mintz (@richmintz) September 27, 2019
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:
OK NOW TELL HIM ABOUT THE BIKEShttps://t.co/N4S0f1B7Tt— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) September 29, 2019
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:
Anxiety in men often appears as anger, muscle aches or alcohol use instead of coming across as nervousness or worry—leading many men to go undiagnosed https://t.co/r4spdRwVM2— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) September 29, 2019
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.
So this dude totally just tried to run me over because I was waiting at a red light in a bike lane. Tell me more about how cyclists don’t follow the rules of the road. @HowsMyDrivingNY ny:HFH3689 #BikeNYC pic.twitter.com/N7YCMxAgsc— Steve Flack (@VitaminSteve) September 27, 2019
It all makes sense now.