Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 11 to 15 mph.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 61. West wind 6 to 11 mph.
And you might want to front-load your weekend with outdoor activities because so far Saturday looks like the sunnier day:
The DOT says it will continue to work on Grand St. this month:
This month we will continue implementing safety improvements along Grand St between Rodney St & Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn:— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) June 13, 2019
🚲Complete installation of protected #bikenyc lanes
🚚Add loading zones for deliveries
🚶♂️Safer pedestrian crossings pic.twitter.com/AtLXz62dvV
And here are the new 14th St. rules:
New 14th St Regulations (as of 7/1):— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) June 13, 2019
6AM-10PM: 🚍🚚 Buses & trucks only btn 9th Ave & 3rd Ave. All other vehicles may make local trips, but must turn at the next available right.
10PM-6AM: 🚗 All vehicles may make thru trips along the corridor
More info https://t.co/D8SNFowxUJ pic.twitter.com/ttsYjOnXkB
Presumably they'll enforce the "next available right" provision with cameras.
And starting next week the DOT will also present much-needed improvements to 8th Ave. along the Port Authority Bus Terminal:
DOT will present a proposal to install safety improvements on 8th Ave between 39th & 43rd Sts at the upcoming Transportation Committee meetings:— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) June 12, 2019
6/24: @CB5Manhattan pic.twitter.com/wJUDA2cu79
Though arguably any plan that doesn't involve removing the Port Authority Bus Terminal should be a non-starter.
Unless they plan to turn it into a giant bike parking garage:
Meanwhile, this whole "Citi Bike" thing may just catch on:
NEWS: Citi Bike riders did it again! 🎉 Yesterday, you crushed our previous daily ridership record by completing 86,637 trips in a single day.— Citi Bike (@CitiBikeNYC) June 13, 2019
How many Citi Bike trips did you take yesterday? Tweet us a screenshot of your ride history so we can see! pic.twitter.com/MuCUyemPIl
And did you know that 718 Cyclery organizes overnight bike tours?
Micro-Tour 4 is a 58 mile ride from NYC to Mountain Lakes Park in North Salem, NY.— 718_Cyclery (@718_Cyclery) June 13, 2019
Sign up for all Micro-Tour at https://t.co/pyMx8j2fqB@718_cyclery #718cyclery #bike #bikes #bikelife #cycling #bikeny #bikenyc #brooklyn… https://t.co/9DQugXAlbz
If you didn't, now you do.
Of course one of the big stories this week has been the DOT plan for a protected bike lane on Central Park West, and the West Side Rag covers it with their characteristic local flavor:
Several community members stepped forward to complain about the behavior of bikers, and to ask for greater enforcement of them than is currently occurring. Deputy Inspector Timothy Malin, of the 20th precinct, responded that the far great incidence of accidents involving automobiles made them the NYPD’s primary focus.
You tell 'em, Deputy Inspector.
And while normally you don't want to read the comments, some of these are priceless:
Yes, when it comes to industries so flush with money that they can afford to give kickbacks to community board members, the first one that comes to mind is the bicycle industry.
Finally, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill is not in favor of legalizing e-bikes and e-scooters:
“If you have an e-bike doing 25 miles an hour, that's a lot different than a pedal-assist e-bike doing 10 miles an hour and it's much more dangerous,” O’Neill said.
The Legal Aid Society looked at NYPD crash data from 2018 and found that e-bikes were the cause of just 32 of 62,000 reported injuries on city streets.
Very true. Also true: a regular bike going 25mph is a lot different than an ebike going 5mph, a boat going 30 knots is a lot different than a helicopter sitting on a helipad, and a dog is a lot different than a cat.
Anyway, just wait until he hears about cars.