not that anyone here needs the reminder, but just wanted to share my impressions of condidtions here in NYC today...
Exercise caution. While traffic is moving a lot slower, generally, there are a much greater number of inexperienced cyclists andinexperienced drivers out on the road today. MY approach was to assume nothing...especially on parts of the ride which are usually straight shots or places where you can make good time... for instance, how many mornings do you round the curve on the Manhattan Bridge bikeway and come upon pedestrians lollygagging and standing smack in the middle of the supposedly dedicated bike lane?
Good news is that from what I could see, there's rigorous traffic enforcement in Manhattan. Bad news was that Bklyn, at least, seemed a bit of a zoo.
Be interested in hearing others' impressions & advice, as regards safety/techniques/strategies in these interesting times.