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Forum: Northeast
08-30-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 111,150
Posted By arbee

Expanded CitiBike Stations

I don't know if this is a New Thing or if I'm just tardy noticing it. CitiBike is adding docks at existing stations by placing docks on the sidewalk. First one I saw was early today in Manhattan on...
Forum: Northeast
08-10-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By arbee

I'm a (paper) map junkie too. They're...

I'm a (paper) map junkie too. They're increasingly rare. The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (https://www.nynjtc.org/) prepares superb maps albeit on Tyvek, not paper. Specific to your inquiry,...
Forum: Northeast
06-21-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,077
Posted By arbee

Thanks for the history and insights. I knew this...

Thanks for the history and insights. I knew this right-of-way was the only connection north of Melrose between Metro North's lines; didn't know Metro North now proposes to abandon it. If that...
Forum: Northeast
02-04-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 111,150
Posted By arbee

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/snowday_199e7e08735ecbf9ad569a1ff5fbeacad0a39828.jpg
Forum: Northeast
01-24-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By arbee

Thanks for the update. I've not (yet) biked this...

Thanks for the update. I've not (yet) biked this segment since the improvement. Even in the before-times, I found 6th Av more inviting / less threatening than 8th Av. Not on every block, but mostly:...
Forum: Northeast
01-24-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 111,150
Posted By arbee

My sketchy memory agrees with you: no...

My sketchy memory agrees with you: no user-adjustable shifter on the new Citeeeeebikes. My recollection: both handlebar ends have bells: stereo!

As to "one speed", it depends on how energetically...
Forum: Northeast
12-12-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,339
Posted By arbee

There really is a distinction both as to...

There really is a distinction both as to ownership and maintenance responsibilities. I used to know it but mercifully it's one of those tidbits that's been purged from my memory. For mere mortals,...
Forum: Northeast
09-29-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By arbee

Thanks for keeping this topic alive and for the...

Thanks for keeping this topic alive and for the links.

One obvious irony missed in the debate and decision about the project name change https://maybrooktrailway.org/resources/ is that while this...
Forum: Northeast
09-02-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By arbee

Specific to your plan to overnight in...

Specific to your plan to overnight in Lambertville, I know no lodgings consistent with "cheap hotels or AirBNB", but I heartily recommend a visit to Inn of the Hawke (http://www.innofthehawke.com/)...
Forum: Northeast
08-27-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By arbee

In addition to hills, indeed, because of the...

In addition to hills, indeed, because of the hills, you'll find old-growth forest in Inwood Hill Park.

But.

Bicycle riding isn't allowed on most of Inwood Hill Park's paths. One exception: on...
Forum: Northeast
07-25-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,021
Posted By arbee

Caution: my experience in the US is that busses...

Caution: my experience in the US is that busses that accepts bicycles (and not all do) require the bikes to be boxed and loaded in a luggage bay. One exception is, of course, commuter busses with...
Forum: Northeast
06-19-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 111,150
Posted By arbee

Agreed: when a choice of Citibikes is available,...

Agreed: when a choice of Citibikes is available, I always choose one with a NuVinci hub. And yes, very rarely I experienced the same failure mode you describe. Also very rarely, the high end of the...
Forum: Northeast
05-26-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 111,150
Posted By arbee

New Citibike Seatpost Clamp

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At least it's new to me. Riding around, I scanned Citibike docks...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,204
Posted By arbee

From Bike New York's 2018 (the most recent year I...

From Bike New York's 2018 (the most recent year I could find) Form 990 filing (https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/134069149/201943199349315009/full):

Page 7

Part VII...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,220
Posted By arbee

I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the report....

I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the report. My experience with the OCA: because most of it (excepting a few hundred feet in Ossining) is unpaved, the trail's condition varies predictably with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,848
Posted By arbee

Ah-ha! You're not such total newbie after all! ...

Ah-ha! You're not such total newbie after all!

I'd suggested Citibikes as a cheap first step before committing to a purchase. Though I've accumulated thousands of Citibike rides (2 today) I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,848
Posted By arbee

I'm a few days late to this party, but I figured...

I'm a few days late to this party, but I figured I'd chime in.

You've posted your query under "folding bikes". I own a Swift (more commonly sold as "Xootr"). I like it and I recommend it, but...
03-08-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By arbee

In NYC, this highlights how useless bollards are....

In NYC, this highlights how useless bollards are. What's in these pix are the sturdier bollards. Typically, what NYC's DOT employs could be knocked over by a light breeze. Much / most / all of the...
Forum: Northeast
03-08-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By arbee

Thanks for the update. It's been on OpenStreetMap...

Thanks for the update. It's been on OpenStreetMap https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/40.6344/-74.1950&layers=C for a while; Google Map is always late to the party.

If you've biked across it,...
Forum: Northeast
01-12-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,021
Posted By arbee

North of Melrose (in The Bronx) it's the only...

North of Melrose (in The Bronx) it's the only link between all of Metro North's divisions. It rarely sees use, but rarely is more frequent than never.

Thanks for the link.
Forum: Northeast
01-02-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,802
Posted By arbee

Here's an "update" on access to the Goethals...

Here's an "update" on access to the Goethals Bridge pedpath:

https://thecity.nyc/2020/01/light-at-the-end-of-the-bridge-for-staten-island-cyclists.html

"Update" in quotes, because no fault of...
12-16-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,963
Posted By arbee

I just noticed: display of thread start dates has...

I just noticed: display of thread start dates has been restored. It's a small thing but I find it helps. (And I hope I'm posting this in the right thread.) Thanks.
Forum: Northeast
12-06-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By arbee

In Manhattan, responsibility for the Hudson River...

In Manhattan, responsibility for the Hudson River pedpath varies between state and city: NY State from the Battery to 59th St and NYC from 59th St north. More important, north of 70th St, the Hudson...
Forum: Northeast
12-03-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 111,150
Posted By arbee

noglider Agreed pretty much entirely. What...

noglider Agreed pretty much entirely. What surprised me was W 14th St to / from the Upper Left Side regularly / reliably takes within 1 - 2 minutes the same time in either direction no matter the...
Forum: Northeast
12-03-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 111,150
Posted By arbee

noglider zacster Interesting observations. I...

noglider zacster Interesting observations. I wouldn't try to generalize from most of my Citibike rides: they're too brief and too varied to conclude anything useful, and frankly, because they're...
Forum: Northeast
11-01-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 111,150
Posted By arbee

Yes, but not recently. I think your caution is...

Yes, but not recently. I think your caution is prudent.

What you describe was chronic nay, typical when Citibike started and was run by Alta. More often than not, the hardware and the early...
Forum: Northeast
10-22-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,912
Posted By arbee

Steve B. zacster Yes, the OCA (including one vent...

Steve B. zacster Yes, the OCA (including one vent tower) does pass through Van Cortlandt Park. Its surface is similar to what you'll find in Westchester. In VCP, the OCA is to the east and uphill...
Forum: Northeast
10-21-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,912
Posted By arbee

Dunno about unpaved options in Bkln. In Manhattan...

Dunno about unpaved options in Bkln. In Manhattan (!), yep, there are legit unpaved paths at the north end of Highbridge Park. On Staten Island, you'll find unpaved paths in Wolf's Pond Park and...
Forum: Northeast
10-10-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,802
Posted By arbee

I think your decision to head west from NYC over...

I think your decision to head west from NYC over the George Washington Bridge is prudent. Even if access to the Goethals Bridge pedpath were available at this moment, it isn't its NJ end is...
Forum: Northeast
09-28-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,032
Posted By arbee

Bumping this: I biked through Ft. Wadsworth...

Bumping this: I biked through Ft. Wadsworth today. I'm clueless whether the barriers I encountered about 18 months ago on USS North Carolina Road between Hudson Road and the pedpath connecting to...
Forum: Northeast
09-23-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,802
Posted By arbee

I stayed mute on this query, but I think it's...

I stayed mute on this query, but I think it's worth chiming in.

Here's an anecdote and a bit of history that directly pertains.

A long time ago I think it was toward the end of the last...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 813,738
Posted By arbee

I bought my Swift directly from Peter, which is...

I bought my Swift directly from Peter, which is to say: this was some while back. He set it up for me with a few options including fenders / mud guards. What's installed is a standard ("off the peg")...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,737
Posted By arbee

Whenever I see the name "Peugeot", I'm reminded:...

Whenever I see the name "Peugeot", I'm reminded: before Peugeot manufactured bicycles and cars, it manufactured pepper mills. They're considered amongst the world's best. I own Peugeot pepper mills;...
Forum: Northeast
08-10-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,021
Posted By arbee

There'll be no direct / off-road / trail link,...

There'll be no direct / off-road / trail link, I'd guess. Though there is pavement from Putnam Av to where the Putnam line's tracks end in the Metro North yard, I doubt that'll ever be open to the...
Forum: Northeast
07-23-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 111,150
Posted By arbee

No problem! Related to NYC public transit, it's...

No problem! Related to NYC public transit, it's sometimes tricky to keep track of who's responsible for what. And Gov Cuomo is masterful about taking credit for MTA's accomplishments while...
Forum: Northeast
07-22-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 111,150
Posted By arbee

So far as I'm aware, MTA (https://new.mta.info/)...

So far as I'm aware, MTA (https://new.mta.info/) operates no ferries; nor -- so far as I'm aware -- does it or NY State subsidize any ferries operating in NYC waterways. (NY Waterway operates a ferry...
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By arbee

Medallion

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Forum: Northeast
07-18-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,429
Posted By arbee

Actually, we were. (NB: I'm not chiding either...

Actually, we were. (NB: I'm not chiding either you or other folks on this list.)

Checking my notes from the 11 Jan 2016 scoping meeting, there were a bunch of folks present who ride bicycles in...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,581
Posted By arbee

I've had no problems riding my bike in Trenton on...

I've had no problems riding my bike in Trenton on or adjacent to the canal towpath, both main and feeder. Be attentive to the same cues on which you rely in any urban setting.

Continuity between...
Forum: Northeast
06-28-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,467
Posted By arbee

I'm cudgeling my memory, searching for a word to...

I'm cudgeling my memory, searching for a word to describe this; searching... searching...

Ah! Bone-headed!

Specific to Citibikes on this segment of Manhattan's Westside pedpath, when Citibike...
Forum: Northeast
06-28-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,467
Posted By arbee

Comparison to the West Side pedpath is timely but...

Comparison to the West Side pedpath is timely but partly flawed.

Timely: After a few years of dithering, in Manhattan's Riverside Park, between approximately 72nd St and 83rd Streets, NYC's Parks...
Forum: Northeast
06-19-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,393
Posted By arbee

Also, many in Bedford are unpaved. (It's...

Also, many in Bedford are unpaved. (It's Westchester's low-rent neighborhood....)

About the hills, a random arc connecting the Hudson and the Long Island Sound crosses the Saw Mill River, Bronx...
Forum: Northeast
05-26-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,802
Posted By arbee

Earlier today, I biked the newly opened Bayonne...

Earlier today, I biked the newly opened Bayonne Bridge pedpath. It's shown on Open Streets Map: Bayonne Bridge connecting Staten Island (NYC) and Bayonne, NJ...
Forum: Northeast
05-24-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,802
Posted By arbee

Straight from the horse's mouth: NEW...

Straight from the horse's mouth:

NEW PEDESTRIAN/BICYCLE PATH OPENED AT BAYONNE BRIDGE (http://www.panynj.gov/press-room/press-item.cfm?headLine_id=3129)

If all goes to plan, I hope to check it...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,882
Posted By arbee

Unless Yonkers has cleaned up its act (and the...

Unless Yonkers has cleaned up its act (and the trail), the only reason to bike the OCA in Tibbetts Brook Park is for bragging rights. It's been a few years since I've done it. Once was more than...
Forum: Northeast
04-06-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 111,150
Posted By arbee

I'll see your 99 Bank St and around the corner...

I'll see your 99 Bank St and around the corner from me meet it with The Cambridge at 175 W 13 St https://nypost.com/2013/05/21/bike-racks-block-ems-at-victims-co-op/ where the bike docks nearly...
Forum: Northeast
04-06-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 111,150
Posted By arbee

wilfried: This! Not much to add; you...

wilfried:

This!

Not much to add; you omitted Dorothy Rabinowitz's querulous "Begrimed!" from the end-of-the-world predictions preceding the Citibike's rollout.
Forum: Northeast
03-08-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 111,150
Posted By arbee

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/electricassistshifter_d4106c4b7b7b80e61f702f62366c50771f51d3aa.jpg

electric-assist Citibike shifter
Not much news here just some...
Forum: Northeast
03-04-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 111,150
Posted By arbee

First (from the linked Citibike announcement),...

First (from the linked Citibike announcement), the surcharge for electric-assist bikes is 50 for Citibike members eligible for / paying the reduced annual membership; and second (from Citibike's...
Forum: Northeast
02-28-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 111,150
Posted By arbee

From Citibike's website: "4,000 Electric Bikes...

From Citibike's website: "4,000 Electric Bikes and 13 New Citi Bike Stations are Coming" https://www.citibikenyc.com/blog/4-000-electric-bikes-and-13-new-citi-bike-stations-are-coming

I've read a...
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