NYC cyclist demonstrates dangers of bike lanes

·Managing Editor

Tension between motorists and cyclists is nothing new in major cities across North America.

Ask a motorist if they appreciate how cyclists ease traffic congestion by riding two wheels instead of four and they'll probably complain about slow-moving peddlers clogging the streets. And drivers who are argue how dedicated bike lanes on city streets should keep bikers quiet will hear complaints from cyclists constantly blocked by delivery trucks and double-parkers.

But in May, New York City cyclist and filmmaker Casey Neistat was pushed too far when he received a $50 ticket for biking outside of a Manhattan bike lane. After summoning the tolerance for pain of a Hollywood stuntman, Neistat hit the streets of Manhattan to demonstrate all the risks involved with riding only in bike lanes. The resulting video is a as hilarious as it is poignant.

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