Tuesday, August 1st: new month, new bike forecast. Is it good? Is it bad? Let’s find out.
(It’s good, by the way.)
TUESDAY WEATHER INFOGRAPHIC:
Overall: high 80, low 67, calm winds, mostly cloudy, 15% chance of rain, most likely around 1pm
AM: mid 70s, partly cloudy, calm winds, real nice but 10% chance of rain
PM: high 70s, mostly cloudy, 15% chance of rain
How pleasant is it?
In recent bike news:
• Check out John Greenfield’s overview of Milwaukee Avenue improvements at Streetsblog Chicago
• The NYC Department of Transportation says cycling safety has improved thanks to a greater number of riders on the street. Other findings of interest to Chicagoans:
-“The vast majority of cyclist fatalities occur on streets without bicycle facilities.”
-“The launch of Citi Bike [i.e., bike share] coincided with a drop in cyclist KSI [killed or severely injured] within the bike share area.”
-“The overwhelming majority of cyclist fatalities and cyclist KSI occurred at intersections”
• On the LFT:
#bikechi: 1. New traffic pattern for #chiLFT at Oak-Ohio puts everyone near lake. Stay dry! 2. Beautiful blacktop Fullerton-North (not open)
— #BikeCHI (@BikeCHInorth) July 31, 2017
Seems awfully narrow. Hmmm.
Spotted on the road:
Escaped pet rabbit, caught and given to local shelter, where someone had apparently called about a lost rabbit. We assume the story had a happy ending, but we can’t say for sure.
OVERALL COMMUTE RATING:
3.5/4. Excellent. Ride bike!