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New York City: New York City has the nation’s slowest bus system, and the M14A has the shameful distinction being the slowest bus line in the slowest system. With 27,000 daily riders, and moving at an average of just 4.3 miles per hour, it is quicker to walk across 14th Street than to take the bus. A new study confirms that the appalling performance of the M14 hurts lower income communities and… Read more
Posted 1 day 13 hours ago
***Please note that after today's post the Bike Forecast will be on end-of-summer recess, and will return on Tuesday, September 3rd with regular updates.  Thank you for reading, and Happy Labor Day!*** There could be some rain and thunderstorms… Read more
Posted 1 week 1 day ago
Bike Snob's ForecastAugust 15th, 2019: Laser Focus
There could be some rain today so be prepared just in case: Thursday Isolated showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Thursday Night A 20… Read more
Posted 1 week 2 days ago
Bike Snob's ForecastAugust 14th, 2019: Bus Time!
Should be drier today, but you should still be prepared for the possibility of rain: Wednesday A 20 percent chance of showers before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 83. North wind around 7 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Wednesday Night Mostly… Read more
Posted 1 week 3 days ago
“There is nothing progressive about using wealth and political connections to rob working New Yorkers of their time. The continued legal action against the 14th Street busway plan represents a bad-faith effort to threaten mobility options for tens of thousands, and sets a dangerous precedent, proving that anyone of means can use the court system to circumvent the democratic process. Further,… Read more
Posted 1 week 3 days ago
"On Sunday, 52-year-old Jose Alzorriz was killed while riding a bicycle on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn. He is the nineteenth person to be killed while biking on New York City streets to date in 2019, compared to 10 in all of 2018, and at least the thirteenth in Brooklyn. Transportation Alternatives sends their sympathy to Alzorriz' family.  Coney Island Avenue is a hostile environment,… Read more
Posted 1 week 4 days ago
Heavy rains today so plan accordingly: Tuesday Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 79. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a… Read more
Posted 1 week 4 days ago
Warm and sunny for your riding pleasure today: Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. West wind 6 to 9 mph. Monday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind… Read more
Posted 1 week 6 days ago
"The new design for 14th Street is the solution for a congested corridor where a small fraction of people drive, and where buses move at walking speeds. But relief remains out of reach for New Yorkers who ride the M14 -- the slowest bus in the city -- thanks to yet another round of legal maneuvers from a small group of wealthy, well-connected West Siders. These so-called progressives' effort to… Read more
Posted 2 weeks ago
Not bad... Friday Sunny, with a high near 85. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Sunrise 6:00am Sunset 8:02pm Not bad at all: Make it even better by heeding the Brooklyn… Read more
Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago