Tuesday A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 79. Breezy, with a northwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Northwest wind 6 to 16 mph.
Though it never hurts to bring an umbrella just in case:
There could be some partial closures on the Queensboro Bridge bike path next week:
#QueensboroBridge work will require partial pedestrian & bicycle path closure 6/17-6/21, 7AM-3PM. Pedestrians & #BikeNYC are advised to proceed with caution. Cyclists may be required to dismount as they approach the work zone. pic.twitter.com/EnTvhObTaU— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) June 10, 2019
As well as on the Metropolitan Bridge bike path:
#MetropolitanAveBridge over English Kills work will require single lane closures in one direction at a time for one weeknight: 6/17-6/21, 11PM-5AM. #BikeNYC lanes will be partially closed throughout this work. Cyclists may be required to dismount. pic.twitter.com/wwH41pYBU6— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) June 10, 2019
And if your commute takes you along E. 26th St. you're in for a bumpy ride:
Tonight the DOT presents its proposal for a protected bike lane along Central Park West:
On Tuesday, 6/11 at 7PM DOT will present a proposal to install northbound protected #bikenyc lane along Central Park West from 59th to 110th Sts to @CB7Manhattan Transportation Committee. pic.twitter.com/iK4eThRAD1— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) June 7, 2019
And the driver who intentionally rammed a cyclist with his car on the West Side Highway has eleven (11) school zone tickets:
#NY_HVC1178 has been queried 2 times.— How's My Driving NY (@HowsMyDrivingNY) June 10, 2019
Total parking and camera violation tickets: 16
11 | School Zone Speed Camera Violation
2 | No Parking - Street Cleaning
2 | Failure To Display Meter Receipt
1 | Fire Hydrant
He should have been off the road, but instead he has a placard:
Advocates and legislators rallied yesterday for an investigation:
@ReynosoBrooklyn calls for an NYPD investigation into the West Side Greenway cyclist/driver altercation from last week. Says driver committed a criminal offense Advocates are pushing for automated enforcement for blocking the box; blocking bike lanes; and right-of-way violations pic.twitter.com/fLWunVKKes— Vincent Barone (@vinbarone) June 10, 2019
And look at that--results!
Brauley De La Rosa was arrested Monday for his alleged involvement in the West Side Highway cyclist/driver disput, per NYPD. The FDNY firefighter has been charged with reckless endangerment and operating his car with a suspended license.— Vincent Barone (@vinbarone) June 10, 2019
Even so, in order to be charged for hitting or killing someone with your car, you've got to either be the subject of a viral video and subsequent rally, or else be intoxicated, speeding, and carrying a child passenger:
These are the food delivery riders whose bikes the mayor is still confiscating while he campaigns for president as a champion of working people.
Rest in Power Mohammed Abdullah, a Bengalese immigrant delivery #ebike worker killed by drunk driver. Delivery cyclists bearing burdens of poor labor cond's & unsafe streets subsidize customers' cheap delivery, an unwritten line item on Uber Eats receipts. #DeliverJustice https://t.co/PXevTPJXiJ— Dr. Do Jun Lee 이도준 (@dosik) June 10, 2019
And of course ebikes remain illegal, despite the fact that they're an important part of the transportation system in New York--you know, like helicopters:
.@DeanMeminger asks Cuomo about limiting helicopters in New York.— Dan Rivoli (@danrivoli) June 10, 2019
Cuomo calls them an "important part of transportation system in NY obviously"
"I don't think its about helicopters or small planes, that's part of NY, accidents will happen."
Though they couldn't be that important if I've never found one parked in the bike lane.
Finally, speaking of illegal conveyances, no matter how hard he tried this white bro couldn't get in trouble for riding an electric scooter in Manhattan:
"E-scooters are considered illegal for the same reason that throttle-propelled e-bikes — the type largely used by immigrant delivery workers — are," Joe Cutrufo, a spokesman for the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives, said in an email. "But the mayor has empowered his NYPD to crack down on delivery workers, not people who ride scooters."
The NYPD did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the video. But police officials and Mayor Bill de Blasio have maintained that the e-bike enforcement is driven by safety and quality-of-life concerns.
Funny how that works.