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Two idiots counted bikes on the Manhattan Bridge. You’ll never believe what happened next!

October 9, 2014


Perhaps you’ve noticed the huge amount of bike traffic streaming over the Manhattan Bridge every morning and wondered how many cyclists come over per hour. The above video, shot and edited by Clarence Eckerson, Jr. of Streetfilms fame, might satisfy your curiosity. It’s by no means scientific, but it does offer a nice picture of the huge amount of bikes being pedaled into Manhattan these days. Many thanks to Clarence for putting it together and to concerned citizen Steve O’Neill for serving as our traffic counter.

  1. Jim Waulk permalink
    October 22, 2014 4:56 pm

    702 bikes an hour? Big deal. One train over the same bridge carries that many every 5 minutes. And children’s lives aren’t put at risk but self-centered parents.

    • October 22, 2014 6:04 pm

      Yes, it’s a big deal. Not that long ago you would have been lucky to see 702 bikes in a week in that spot.

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