Today’s Headlines

  • It’s Official: Melissa Mark-Viverito Becomes Council Speaker (NYT)
  • More State of the State: Penn Station Access (NYT), Airport Construction Takeover (News, Post)
  • SI Ped Dies of Injuries; Witness, Police Blame Him for Being in Driver’s Way, Looking at Phone (Advance)
  • Turns Out Top Christie Aides Were Directly Involved With GWB Gridlock in Fort Lee (Record, WSJ, NYT)
  • After Sandy Flooding Damage, NJ Transit Approves Plans for Storage Yards on Higher Ground (S-L)
  • Methodist Cuts Parking in Park Slope Plan, Commits to Encouraging Transit Commuting (Bklyn Eagle)
  • Man Arrested for Hit-and-Run that Killed SI Driver (Post), Turns to YouTube for Defense Funds (Advance)
  • Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes, Laughs, Leaves Scene and Walks to Inwood Bar to Order Drink (DNA)
  • Prospect Heights Businesses Are Clamoring for More Bike Corrals (DNA)
  • Observer Editorial Presses Congress for a Fair Commuter Tax Benefit
  • Yep, It Was Cold, But New Yorkers Kept on Riding Citi Bike (NY Mag, Gothamist)
  • Transportation Planner Arrested After Notifying NYPD of Dangerous Intersection, Lawyer Says (Post)

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  • carma

    very interesting that there were still 6669 crazy rides on the coldest day in a long time. when i arrived via citibike to my child’s school and i mentioned to the teachers that i came by bicycle they were just aghast with amazement.

    i told them, im one of those diehards who just ride rain/shine/cold/hot. the only thing that stops me is if there is snow on the ground. but a pleasant surprise is that this year most of the snow has been plowed off the bike lanes

  • Joe R.

    I’ve always thought of myself along the same lines but even I’m amazed that this many people used Citibike on the coldest day in a long time. This just gives less ammunition to anyone saying cycling is a fair weather activity. Incidentally, snow and rain are pretty much the only things which stop me besides extreme temperatures. It’s not that I can’t ride under those conditions. I’ve been caught in drenching downpours. It’s just that I don’t want to be bothered cleaning the inevitable mess off my bike. As for temperature extremes, I tend to find hot weather much more limiting than cold. I won’t ride at all if it’s above the low 80s. Thankfully except on the worst days it usually gets cooler than that late nights.

  • Eddie

    I didn’t see a single Citi Bike in use in the Lower East Side or East Village on Tuesday, and I was outside quite a bit. And most of the docks in the area were nearly full all day. All these 6,669 trips must have been made elsewhere. Sorry, but I’m a little skeptical of this number.

  • Daniel

    I saw enough Citibikes in Brooklyn to believe the number. Way less Citibike traffic than usual on Monday though. On a regular day you see maybe 35,000 trips so 6,669 trips is an 80% drop in ridership. At my work there were people taking a car on Monday that normally don’t.

  • HamTech87

    re: Penn Station Access. Something’s missing. What happened to the piece whereby the Hudson Line trains can also go down the West Side of Manhattan? And those new stations at West 59th and West 125th Streets?

    On the map, only the red line is being activated.


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