Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

October 1st, 2019: Bridge Work

Should be another pleasant cycling today:

Tuesday Weather

Tuesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph.

Tuesday Night A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between 10pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southwest wind 11 to 13 mph.

Sunrise 6:52am

Sunset 6:38pm

Note that starting today the Manhattan Bridge bike path will be narrowed:

Presumably to facilitate much-needed globe replacement:

They should totally replace them with weathervanes shaped like bikes instead.

Alas, we get to vote for license plate designs but not for bridge finials...

Further along the East River the Queensboro Bridge bike path will also see partial closures this week:

In Manhattan, construction in bike lanes still an issue, despite the passage of Carlina Rivera's bill:

And as always, watch out for ticket stings:

Oh, and what was that about bike lanes slowing emergency response?

Those drivers certainly looked like they were in a hurry to pull over.

In the media, CBS2 covers yesterday's rally at City Hall:

As the story points out:

"None of the bills address any new rules or enforcement for cyclists."

They say that like it's a bad thing.

Meanwhile, the FDNY firefighter who rammed a cyclist with his car on the West Side Highway is still racking up speeding tickets in school zones:

It’s not clear if De La Rosa is on the road legally or not — he hung up when Streetsblog called, and did not respond to multiple text messages about whether his license remains suspended. The state Department of Motor Vehicles did not respond to a request for comment about the status of De La Rosa’s license.

He's racking up fines in Yonkers too:


And those are just the unpaid ones.

This guy's clearly a pathological driver.

Finally, the West Side Rag reports that the Central Park West bike lane won't reach 110th St. until the spring:


Asked why it would take months to complete the rest of the project when the first phase was completed so quickly, a DOT spokesperson said it had to do with the agency’s project schedule.

“The project was phased in order to be able to begin implementation this year, within a very tight schedule and an extensive work program of other previously planned projects,” the spokesperson added. The second phase will be one of the first projects started when the implementation season begins in the spring.”

That's longer than it took them to open the first section of Central Park back in 1858, go figure.