Casey Neistat Gets Bike Ticket on Delancey Street and Makes a Video About it
It’s a favorite perch for police looking to score quick hits – the traffic choke-point of the Williamsburg Bridge bike path on Delancey Street. A narrow passageway that is a one-way on-ramp to the East River span.
Viral video star Casey Neistat was apparently caught in the net over the weekend (as were many others) after passing the wrong way through this spot. Cops issued him a $98 ticket. In response, Neistat did what he does best: produced a video “illustrating how the problem that led to the ticket should be rectified by the city.” He quipped that the four hours it would take fighting the ticket would more constructively be used making this clip.
Neistat gripes about the counter-intuitiveness of the traffic flow coming off the bridge, and how the signs and markings in the plaza cause confusion. What he might not know is that changes to the bike lane are already in the works…
As previously reported, the city is poised to introduce a new two-way bike lane on the south side of the thoroughfare to help alleviate woes from the L Train shutdown. Part of the plan also incorporates a slight change to this bottleneck at the bridge [PDF]. Implementation should happen once the construction at Essex Crossing Site 2 is completed in the coming weeks.
i got a $98 ticket for a bike violation. I made a video in response illustrating how the problem that lead to the ticket should be rectified by the city – ticketing bikers won't address the public safety concern my proposal will — https://t.co/CfYpmwdUi5
— Casey Neistat (@CaseyNeistat) May 6, 2018