This is becoming a common sight now weekday mornings... the presence of so-called Street Safety Managers.
To refresh your memory, per a DOT news release:
New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today announced that DOT Street Safety Managers (SSM) are assigned to key bike and pedestrian corridors and bridge paths in Manhattan to help enhance safety among pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, further enhancing street safety as bike ridership grows, as DOT starts enforcement of commercial cycling laws and in advance of the 6,000-bike launch of the Citi Bike system.
EVG reader John took these photos... he chatted with the manager on duty this morning on Second Avenue at East 11th Street.
Per John: "They alternatively show a stop or wrong way sign to the bike lane as the lights change ... and he thinks the 'worst' corridor is 20-30s & Broadway."
"He seemed pretty upbeat about being in the rain, shrug. Not too many bikes around now but they seemed to obey the sign."
And here's a shot on First Avenue at East Ninth Street from 10:30 a.m. via EVG regular Derek Berg...