Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

July 31st, 2019: Cultural Change?

We could see thunderstorms later today:

Wednesday Weather

Wednesday Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. West wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunrise 5:52am

Sunset 8:13pm

This morning at 9am, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Transportation Alternatives, and Bike New York will hold a press conference in Long Island City:

That's this morning, as the tweet is from yesterday.

And tomorrow you can attend a meetup to learn about futuristic tools to make cycling safer and assert your rights:

Data

Make sure to book in advance as tickets are necessary.

There also seem to be some lighting issues on the Williamsburg Bridge:

Guess someone needs to check the bulbs.

Yesterday morning Speaker Corey Johnson appeared on NY1 to address the epidemic of cyclist fatalities:

As did Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams:

Is a cultural change in traffic enforcement possible?  In the wake of Em Samolewicz's death precincts are paying tweet service to dooring awareness:

And even throwing together videos:

The 19th Precinct continues to actively police their bike lanes:

Other precincts are getting in on it as well:

And yet you never know when you'll be stopped in the bike lane and ticketed for something that's perfectly legal:

Time will tell.

Moving on, Streetsblog talks to new Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives, Danny Harris:

Streetsblog

Wait, data?!?  Does that mean the city should not base policy on the whims of irate callers to the Brian Lehrer Show???

And finally, don't be this person on the bike:

Really, don't.

It's way easier to simply slow down and make room than it is to create a cacophony with all the toddler toys on your handlebars.