Rush Hour Bicycle Commute from Midtown Manhattan to Downtown Brooklyn, NYC



A typical cycling commute during rush hour from Midtown Manhattan to Downtown Brooklyn via 2nd Avenue, Chrystie Street, and the Manhattan Bridge.

Filmed August 10, 2018

Timestamps:
2:05 – 2nd Avenue & 57th Street
5:12 – 2nd Avenue & 46th Street
6:32 – 2nd Avenue & 43rd Street (Car pulls out without checking for traffic and I use my Loud Bike Car Horn)
8:23 – 2nd Avenue & 38th Street (Near Queens Midtown Tunnel Entrance)
10:05 – 2nd Avenue & 34th Street
13:42 – 2nd Avenue & 23rd Street
16:38 – 2nd Avenue & 14th Street (Truck gets annoyed at vehicle for attempting a right turn from the middle lane and several cyclists go past the red light)
20:21 – 2nd Avenue & 8th Street (I use my Loud Bike Car Horn against a pedestrian walking in the bike lane)
22:30 – 2nd Avenue & Houston Street (Dangerous intersection: Several cyclists ignore the traffic signal timing and proceed when the left turn bay have the green turn arrow instead, someone also cycles against traffic)
23:55 – Chrystie Street & Stanton Street (Car goes through Sara D. Roosevelt Park illegally on a “Do Not Enter” and a pedestrian enters the bike lane without looking)
24:45 – Chrystie Street & Delancey Street
25:45 – Chrystie Street & Grand Street (Cyclist jumps a traffic signal and causes car to brake)
27:50 – Manhattan Bridge Entrance at Canal Street
29:02 – Blind Corner
31:25 – Racing a subway across the Manhattan Bridge
34:30 – Jay Street & Sands Street
36:44 – Jay Street & Tillary Street (Running into Riding with Jahv: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1W4HbWweyGzlS0VirRHDLw by chance and a car cuts a corner too close)

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Gear I Use or Have Used

Camera Equipment
Filmed with GoPro HERO5 Black: http://amzn.to/2xuLu8d
Samsung 128GB microSD Card: http://amzn.to/2nm5BFT
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Wealpe GoPro HERO5 Black Frame Mount with Lens Cap: http://amzn.to/2yz3R0q
Transcend USB 3.0 Card Reader: http://amzn.to/2xVtIuX
Anker PowerCore 10000 Power Bank: http://amzn.to/2gt7JW0

Bicycles
Single Speed Bike: Mercier Kilo WT
Belt Drive Bike: Priority Continuum Onyx
Gravel Bike: Marin Gestalt 1

Safety Accessories
Giro Savant Helmet: http://amzn.to/2yHXIyD
Giro Revel Helmet: http://amzn.to/2zwKjGV
Reflective Vest: http://amzn.to/2hGpyBc
Take A Look Cycling Eyeglass Mirror: http://amzn.to/2xVbZE6
Starrey Reflective Tape: http://amzn.to/2zEsvKL
Crane Suzu Brass Bell: http://amzn.to/2y8GBni
Crane Riten Brass Bell: http://amzn.to/2xumVs7
Spurcycle Bell: https://www.spurcycle.com/
Orp Smart Horn: http://amzn.to/2gp5jYU
Cygolite Dash 460: http://amzn.to/2yn5BJk
Cygolite Hotshot 100: http://amzn.to/2yn0WXC
Planet Bike Superflash: http://amzn.to/2ykvWWC
Planet Bike Grateful Red: http://amzn.to/2xEz25K
Loud Bicycle Mini: https://www.loudbicycle.com/

Apparel
Gore Bike Wear Power GT AS (I use a discontinued model): http://amzn.to/2xV2Ew7
Gore Bike Wear Rain Paints (I use a discontinued model): http://amzn.to/2zsrrZg
Early Fall/Late Spring Gloves: http://amzn.to/2gVcsAq
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Rockport Men’s Trailbreaker Waterproof Duck Boot: http://amzn.to/2zrGv9K
Balaclava: http://amzn.to/2zqcTJY
Pant Leg Cuff Clips: http://amzn.to/2xW48pO

Bicycle Accessories
Continental GatorSkin DuraSkin Tires 700 x 32c: http://amzn.to/2yEPZRB
Vibrelli Universal Bike Phone Mount: http://amzn.to/2xVnX5f
Topeak Explorer Bike Rack with Spring: http://amzn.to/2gWcmIT
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Topeak Explorer Bike Rack with Disc Brake Mounts: http://amzn.to/2yEQOty
Topeak MTX Trunk Bag EX: http://amzn.to/2yGpF80
Topeak MTX Trunk Dry Bag: http://amzn.to/2gVmuRZ
Topeak Trolley Tote Folding Basket: http://amzn.to/2l3lD6c
Topeak Cargo Net for Tote and Basket: http://amzn.to/2yFCLSO
Planet Bike Full Bike Fenders – Hybrid/Touring: http://amzn.to/2gt74nu
Planet Bike Cascadia ATB Fenders : http://amzn.to/2xVEUI6
Pedro’s Tire Levers: http://amzn.to/2xV0ZGT
Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle: http://amzn.to/2l6Tjjp
Planet Bike Water Bottle Cage: http://amzn.to/2xVhPoV
Finish Line DRY Teflon Bicycle Chain Lube: http://amzn.to/2xVeNGh
Finish Line WET Bicycle Chain Lube: http://amzn.to/2yxYDll

Bicycle Security
Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit U-Lock: http://amzn.to/2gyZmfo
Kryptonite New York Chain 1210: http://amzn.to/2gXGbc9
Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 Standard U-Lock: http://amzn.to/2xVttjP
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34 comments

  1. For those on mobile
    Timestamps:
    2:05 – 2nd Avenue & 57th Street
    5:12 – 2nd Avenue & 46th Street
    6:32 – 2nd Avenue & 43rd Street (Car pulls out without checking for traffic and I use my Loud Bike Car Horn)
    8:23 – 2nd Avenue & 38th Street (Near Queens Midtown Tunnel Entrance)
    10:05 – 2nd Avenue & 34th Street
    13:42 – 2nd Avenue & 23rd Street
    16:38 – 2nd Avenue & 14th Street (Truck gets annoyed at vehicle for attempting a right turn from the middle lane and several cyclists go past the red light)
    20:21 – 2nd Avenue & 8th Street (I use my Loud Bike Car Horn against a pedestrian walking in the bike lane)
    22:30 – 2nd Avenue & Houston Street (Dangerous intersection: Several cyclists ignore the traffic signal timing and proceed when the left turn bay have the green turn arrow instead, someone also cycles against traffic)
    23:55 – Chrystie Street & Stanton Street (Car goes through Sara D. Roosevelt Park illegally on a "Do Not Enter" and a pedestrian enters the bike lane without looking)
    24:45 – Chrystie Street & Delancey Street
    25:45 – Chrystie Street & Grand Street (Cyclist jumps a traffic signal and causes car to brake)
    27:50 – Manhattan Bridge Entrance at Canal Street
    29:02 – Blind Corner
    31:25 – Racing a subway across the Manhattan Bridge
    34:30 – Jay Street & Sands Street
    36:44 – Jay Street & Tillary Street (Running into Riding with Jahv: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1W4HbWweyGzlS0VirRHDLw by chance and a car cuts a corner too close)

  2. I'm normally quite immersed whilst cycling along with these videos but I lost myself chasing the train across the bridge at the end… My legs thought it was real 😂

  3. Wow commuting by bicycle looks cool. By the way, how did you parked your bike after arriving at work? Are there some places to park your bicycles in NYC? I like riding bicycle and I'm planning to move in to NY; so, I'm wondering about parking system there.

  4. 22:30, how do you know which light to go by..it is very confusing. does the NYdmv handbook help in this situation. In NC bicycles are considered vehicles like cars and should follow the same rules..is it the same in NYC? oh and congrats on beating the train that was awesome

  5. This is cool , I am from Ottawa Canada and we have a bike path that runs through the whole city right beside the river .. and winter it's the longest skating rink in the world .. but iv always wanted to see and visit nyc, I am inspired I should do a video like this 👍..

  6. I thought car drivers were rude where I live. Cars have ruined New York City. The city would be so much nicer, safer, and quieter if there would be a dramatic decrease in cars.

  7. I will never understand those people that have to be in front of you at the traffic light although you did overtake them already once or twice.
    Still nice to see that New York car drivers seem to be more aware of bikers than over here in my hometown in Germany where the traffic is much much much less compared to the size of 50 sq km to 789 sq km 😀

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