Thursday A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Northwest wind around 9 mph.
Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. North wind 7 to 10 mph.
Lots of new bike lane activity, with the 4th Ave. lane in Brooklyn moving along:
4th Ave's new #bikenyc lane is going green: crews continue to install the parking protected bike lane between 15th & 1st Sts in Brooklyn. 🚲— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) June 5, 2019
🚗Drivers: New floating (offset) parking lanes are in effect. Always follow posted regulations. pic.twitter.com/ZeD8WOyg2E
And a parking protected lane coming to 11th Ave. in Manhattan, which also becomes one-way:
This month we begin 11th Ave safety improvements— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) June 5, 2019
🚗Convert 11th Av btn 57-44th St to 1-way s/b to increase capacity to Lincoln Tunnel
To come btn 59th-43rd Sts
🚲Install parking protected #bikenyc lane
🚶Add ped & bus boarding islands
🚗Convert 54th btn 12/11th Ave to 1-way e/b pic.twitter.com/gx4ngyVidG
Citi Bike is also seeing a lot of action:
Well, that didn't last long...— Citi Bike (@CitiBikeNYC) June 5, 2019
Congrats to our riders on breaking ANOTHER daily ridership record by completing 84,702 trips yesterday! 🎉
Grab your friends and help us break 90,000! pic.twitter.com/6UPHVh2ryW
And the DOT wants to wants to know where you want more docks:
DOT Street Ambassadors were out chatting with people about adding more @CitiBikeNYC stations to areas of Bushwick & Ridgewood to help people get around & we want to know where you want #bikeshare stations to go!— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) June 5, 2019
🗺️Please share your feedback with us: https://t.co/0TGwW3Xo9W pic.twitter.com/0KEfb9GTUe
How about in the Bronx?
"Hey li'l fella, what are you doing all the way up here in the Bronx?" [Pats saddle, places water bowl on sidewalk] pic.twitter.com/Ep4XbXp33w— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) June 5, 2019
Hey, the woods of Van Cortlandt Park are deeply underserved:
OK now *that's* a lost bike. pic.twitter.com/IFmfygUQot— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) June 5, 2019
Lime may want to send out a search party for the rider.
As you make your way through the city, beware of touts trying to sell you tickets to the Staten Island Ferry, and cops trying to ticket you for not having reflectors:
Absolutely not. The only regulation in New York concerning reflectors requires that new bicycles be sold with them. Bicycles are street legal without them. https://t.co/sKLrXEYLjl— Steve Vaccaro (@BicyclesOnly) June 5, 2019
And if we ever get a Bike Mayor, at what point should they be empowered to confiscate and crush your car? When you park it on the sidewalk?
How about parking on the sidewalk with over 100 tickets?
#NY_GXF4456 has been queried 2 times.— How's My Driving NY (@HowsMyDrivingNY) June 5, 2019
Total parking and camera violation tickets: 102
40 | Failure To Display Meter Receipt
23 | Expired Meter
7 | School Zone Speed Camera Violation
7 | No Parking - Street Cleaning
6 | No Standing - Day/Time Limits
This particular vehicle should have been turned into a cube 101 tickets ago.
Yes, this toll-free bridge continues to fill Manhattan with thousands of motor vehicles, each carrying an average of one (1) occupant and a trunkful of disdain:
Despite the confusion, many cyclists said the bike lane is a welcome addition to what’s usually a very dangerous area.
It’s also getting disdain from drivers.
“Easy to get into an accident now. More easy,” one driver told Grymes.
Having ridden it myself on Monday, I found it fairly intuitive as long as you follow the markings, and I imagine it will improve considerably once they install signals:
Kallos, who represents the Upper East Side, said the DOT will be adding a special light in the next week or two, so it’s clear who has the right of way.
For now, traffic agents have been posted.
This section of 2nd Ave. is also much, much better than it was.
Nevertheless, at least one "avid cyclist" is ready to literally throw the rest of us under the bus:
Kallos got an earful from Herman, who drives and rides his bike.
He admitted that the are is dangerous for cyclists, but wishes cyclists could share the bus lane on the other side of the street.
“Instead of interfering and putting bicycles in line with thousands of automobiles … It’s insane,” Herman said.
And of course the closing line about drivers hoping cyclists obey the rules is priceless.
The feeling is mutual, drivers.