Monday A slight chance of showers before 10am, then a chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
If you commute on the Hudson River Greenway there's a detour now in effect:
Hudson River Greenway esplanade closed to cyclists from 72nd to 83rd - red line is now the only path from r/NYCbike
Sounds like it's working out great:
1st day Hudson R. bike path detour 72nd>82nd a shit show: (1) @NYCParks personnel "managing" transition parked vehicles on detour route, dangerously narrowing it; (2) @FDNY running a drill on rotunda, blocking bike path, forcing dismount. Great planning/inter-agency coordination!— Steve Vaccaro (@BicyclesOnly) June 15, 2019
And if you live in Brooklyn you can join a family ride on the new 4th Ave. bike lane this morning:
What are you doing Monday AM #bikenyc? Me? Waking up at 6am to bike to Brooklyn and cover this fun, short event of kids & families using the new Fourth Avenue protected bike lane to get to school. I'll be out interviewing kids, parents & riders on @NYC_DOT's latest installation! pic.twitter.com/24owvSj1AK— Streetfilms (959 videos!) (@Streetfilms) June 14, 2019
Meanwhile, you may have found yourself rubbing your eyes in disbelief after seeing the 19th Precinct's tweets last week:
Our dedicated @NYPDauxiliary Officers out tonight educating motorists of the new parking regulations on portions of 2nd Avenue—and also ensuring the #bikeNYC lane is only used by cyclists! #VisionZero #UES #UpperEastSide pic.twitter.com/XIlRW9iOds— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) June 15, 2019
Educating motorists on new parking regulations on sections of 2nd Avenue.— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) June 14, 2019
Please read posted @NYC_DOT signs regarding floating parking lanes & NEVER park, unload, pick up, drop off, or stand in #BikeNYC lanes. #UES #UpperEastSide pic.twitter.com/xssmHPwjlv
If we see you driving in a #BikeNYC lane you will be ticketed! THE.END.— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) June 14, 2019
Green bicycle lanes are for cyclists ONLY! Can you see the danger here?!? #VisionZero #UpperEastSide #UES pic.twitter.com/0oaBPvns0F
Making sure the #UpperEastSide #BikeNYC lane is used by bikes ONLY. Bike lanes are not for dropping off, picking up, driving in, or standing.— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) June 14, 2019
Neighborhood Coordination & Crime Prevention Officers addressing bicyclist safety concerns along 2nd Avenue bike lane. #VisionZero pic.twitter.com/nr0d6PuewD
And for a brief moment you may even have allowed yourself to dream of a city in which the entire police force adopts this attitude and works together to secure our bicycle network, so that drivers don't feel perfectly comfortable doing this:
Despite @NYPD19Pct putting barricades and caution tape up to protect the #bikenyc lane btwn 61st & 60th St, this @nyctaxi driver felt entitled to cross the police line and park in the bike lane. @HowsMyDrivingNY ny:T785576C #blockedbikelanes pic.twitter.com/Jhb2SvBBtg— Laura Shepard (@LAShepard221) June 15, 2019
Sadly, we've got a long way to go:
Brooklyn resident Shmuli Evers, 36, says he was commuting to Midtown at around 8:00 a.m. on Friday when he noticed the driver of a red Ford Fusion veering between lanes along Dekalb Avenue, and coming dangerously close to the painted bike lane. After Evers asked to be given more space, the driver exited the car, claiming, "I wasn't even fucking near you."
That's when Evers said he smelled alcohol on the driver's breath. Video taken by the cyclist shows him questioning whether the man had been drinking, to which he responds: "Don't worry about what the fuck I do," before getting back in his car.
Yeah, it's really, really hard not to worry.