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This Is What’s Wrong With NYC Streets
June 13, 2011
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Update: This great video by Vimeo user ronconcocacola shows us that bike lanes aren't the only problem impacting the effectiveness of NYC transportation...

Pedestrians jaywalking, cyclists running red lights, and motorists plowing through crosswalks are all issues that need to be resolved before the city can improve the usability of its streets:

June 9, 2011

When cyclist Casey Neistat got a $50.00 ticket for not riding his bicycle in the bike lane, the New York City resident decided to make a protest video - 'Jackass' style.

To show police officers why a NYC cyclist might need to ride outside the bike lane, he filmed himself crashing into any obstacle that blocks it. From barricades to construction zones to trucks and cabs, watch Neistat hilariously obey the law:


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