Watch: How Dangerous is Commuting to Work on a Bike in New York City?

Long-time Gothamist editor Jake Dobkin recently filmed his bike commute and tallied up all of the driving violations that put his safety in danger him on his short, 1-mile trip to work.

Our first clip comes from me, Jake Dobkin—a regular bike commuter between Park Slope and DUMBO. Going home from work I bike through Brooklyn Bridge Park, and then cut up Union Street, to avoid having to ride along Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn, which continues to be one of the worst bike lanes in the entire city. This adds about a mile to my ride each way, and as you can see from the video above, it is still not an entirely safe trip.

Gothamist is soliciting videos to shame drivers who violate laws like this. Read the full article to see how you can contribute.

via Gothamist

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Editor in Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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