Watch: Oblivious Drivers Make Bike Commuting in New York City Super Dangerous (Part 2)

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

Gothamist solicited videos to shame drivers who violate laws placing everyone in danger, and part 2 of the series now features an anonymous contribution from a Biker in Brooklyn.

In this installment of our series, our anonymous commuter travels from Flatbush to DUMBO. Along the way, the rider encounters 13 double-parked drivers who either force the cyclist into car traffic or send other drivers veering into the bike lane, and a few drivers blocking the box behind the crosswalk, to similar effect. Also of note is the bus driver who courteously allows a stream of bike commuters to pass a tight spot on Jay Street created by part of Downtown Brooklyn's construction boom. As the subsequent moments show, though, Jay Street is still one of the most chaotic stretches of bike route in the city.

If you want to contribute a commuting video like this, check out the full article to find out how.

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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