June 3rd, 2019: Targeted Enforcement

Some wind gusts, but otherwise great commuting weather today:

Monday Weather

Monday Sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 53. Northwest wind 7 to 13 mph.

Sunrise: 5:26am

Sunset: 8:22pm

Watch out for ticketing because they're not messing around out there:

Also watch out for street resurfacing:

Check the DOT schedule for more info.

Further up 2nd Ave., there's more bike lane but good luck using it:

We really should be thinking a lot bigger:

But instead, we're cowering in fear and hiding in cars from hordes of "kamikaze bicyclists:"

Still, many in attendance at Tuesday evening’s meeting voiced concerns about traffic and kamikaze bicyclists who they feel will undoubtedly flout all traffic laws if the paths are installed in Howard Beach.
Banrey sought to assuage those worries.
“Any time we implement a project like this, we work very closely with local precincts,” he noted. “Enforcement increases.”

Yep, there's that "enforcement" they love bragging about.

But sure, they're right to fear

"Kamikaze" cyclists indeed:

In policy news, officials are making a push to legalize ebikes:

The effort comes as the state legislative session enters its final 11 days and as Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration continues cracking down on e-bike riders, many of whom are low-wage delivery cyclists. Data disproves they are a threat. 

“We have to do this now more than ever. We continue to see endless amounts of delivery cyclists getting ticketed for the e-bikes they use to do their jobs, to make money and put food on the table for their families,” said City Councilman Rafael Espinal Jr., who represents parts of Brooklyn. 

Come on, we all know how dangerous those ebike deliveries are:

And finally, sometimes they do find your bike:

It's not a dangerous weapon...until it's underneath one of those "kamikaze cyclists" and heading towards Howard Beach.