Casey Neistat wants the NYPD to Fix the Cycling Infrastructure Problem May 7, 2018

Rather than ticketing cyclists in NYC, Casey Neistat wants the NYPD to fix the problems.

  • Liam Griffin
    • that looks like even more of a clusterfuck. Why interrupt the off-bridge flow like that?

      • Liam Griffin

        Based on my understanding, they want to slow down the bike traffic coming off the long downhill from the bridge before it hits the crosswalk, thus the two 90 degree turns. Pedestrians have the right of way. Not saying I like the new proposed design, just posted the link for reference.

        • Yeah totally. I get that. My PS skills are tired today, or I’d mock up an ever more counter-intuitive proposal for slowing of the off-bridge traffic. haha

          • Chris

            This is a classic example of trying to engineer where you want people to go instead of designing correctly for where they intuitively go. I’m a bike/pedestrian planner and I see this all the time. This design will just create confusion and weird bike/ped conflicts.

          • Kevin Johnston

            I totally agree with Chris about engineers trying to fight where people intuitively want to go (good luck with that!). On the same note, I have to give a shout out to the Idaho stop law. It’s a great example of a law that matches what people intuitively do on a bike and has been proven to be safe.

  • Tim

    What happened to the good old days when your only concern with the Williamsburg bridge, was the highly probable chance that there was gonna be some crackhead waiting around a corner with a baseball bat to take your shit?!? Or better yet, the gapping holes on the walkway that went clear down to the East River! Not to mention having to schlep your bike up and down the steps…

  • JimthePE

    Those triangles are a yield line for cyclists approaching the crosswalk, not arrows pointing towards the wrong way signs. However, the wrong way signs should say Do Not Enter.

    • Are directional arrows traditionally used to denote yielding? That’s a first for me and I can see how it’s confusing.

      • JimthePE

        Look at them from the other direction. They’re the same shape as yield signs. They’ve been used in the US since 2003.

      • They aren’t directional arrows, they are inverted triangles (there’s no stem). They’re standard traffic markings in Europe, I don’t know about NYC, but it would be weird to use non-standard markings. A good way to remember their purpose is that they “point” to the person that is required to yield.

  • recurrecur

    I saw the immediate aftermath of the accident he refers to in the video. It was straight nasty.