Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011

Bike Lanes

Casey Neistat likes making Public Service Announcements. In 2003, he exposed "iPod's Dirty Secret", in which he alerted iPod owners that Apple didn't offer replacement batteries. Last year, he de-mystified the ubiquitous dangling emergency brake in subway cars. (When should you actually pull the Emergency Brake? The answer may surprise you.) And this summer he tackled one of the most contentious issues in New York City: bike lanes. When slapped with a $50 ticket for not riding in the bike lane, he set out to show the world — and the NYPD — what happens when you stay in the bike lane no matter what. The result? A delightfully wobbly bikes-eye view of Manhattan, and some physical comedy at its finest.