Casey Neistat became a hero to millions of people when he created a video last June about the dangers of using the bike lanes in New York City, or at least that’s the impression given by his YouTube hit counter. This was not the first video Mr. Neistat had ever made about bikes, though it was by far his biggest hit. Way back in 2005, he made a little film called “Bicycle Thief,” not a nod to De Sica but a call to arms for New Yorkers to look out for each other. (Jodi Applegate was not a fan.) So have things changed over the past seven years, as bike ridership in the city has tripled?
Of course not.
As infuriating as bike lanes are to some New Yorkers, their ultimate goal is to make the streets safer for everyone. Like so many other things in the city, this does not always work as planned. Bike lanes are still kinda dangerous. And we’ve got video proof.
In a colorful e-mail to one ABC News colleague, Chris Cuomo—son of Mario, brother of Andrew; he of the perfect hair, bone structure and political pedigree—doubted his chances of winning Charlie Gibson’s seat on Good Morning America.
“I think I (though allegedly testing the best) am not under serious consideration, which I accept, but do Read More