Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

January 31st, 2019: Arctic Blast

This is it, the Arctic Blast is upon us:

Thursday Weather

Thursday Sunny and cold, with a high near 17. Wind chill values between -5 and -15. West wind around 14 mph.

Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Wind chill values between zero and 5. West wind 8 to 14 mph.

Sunrise: 7:07am

Sunset: 5:12pm

Your morning commute, however you choose to make it, will be in the single digits.  Here's more:

And how about that squall yesterday?

That was fun.

Night work will take place on the Brooklyn Bridge through February, though bike access shouldn't be affected:

The dead of night in February is pretty much the only time you'd want to attempt riding over the Brooklyn Bridge anyway.

In bike share news, Murray Hill now has the largest Citi Bike dock "in NYC history":

Workers recently beefed up the East 35th Street and East River station with an addition 30 docks, putting the total number of docks in the area at 79. The station is conveniently located next to one of the busiest NYC Ferry terminals, making it a great connection point for the two services.

"We're thrilled to be moving ahead on our infill plan and beefing up service in Citi Bike's busiest areas -- including installing the biggest station to date," Citi Bike spokesperson Julie Wood said in a statement. "This new, 79-dock superstation will improve bike share access for both everyday commuters and visitors on Manhattan's East Side."

What a waste, they could have fit parking for at least three (3) cars there.

And in gossip news, globetrotting bike advocate Mikael Colville-Andersen was soundly ratioed after this tweet:

This is not the first time he's made his feeling on ebikes known:

Beyond the city limits, Westchester buses are all getting bike racks:

Presumably we won't see bike racks on New York City buses anytime soon as it's virtually impossible to imagine a scenario in which a bus would more more quickly than a bicycle.

If anything we should equip all the bus stops with bike share docks.

And finally, the Seattle Police Department has made a high budget PSA telling drivers not to park in bike lanes:

Cute.  Here's how we do it in New York:

That's called "teamwork."