Video shows bicycling in NYC is an extreme (and dangerous) sport

(CBS) - I live in New York City and have been pondering getting a bike for some time now. After watching this video, though, I'm definitely starting to reconsider.

Watch as one intersection shows bicycling in NYC can be an extreme (and dangerous) sport.

The Vimeo clip is entitled "3-Way Street" and the author writes about the video:

By summer 2010, the expansion of bike lanes in NYC exposed a clash of long-standing bad habits -- such as pedestrians jaywalking, cyclists running red lights, and motorists plowing through crosswalks.

By focusing on one intersection as a case study, my video aims to show our interconnection and shared role in improving the safety and usability of our streets.

If you'd like to know more details about the project, you can click HERE.


RELATED UPDATE: An amusing video has surfaced of a bicyclist showing the hazards of riding in a NYC bike lane after getting a ticket for riding outside of one - the fun kicks in at about 1:15 into the clip.

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