Streetfilms: The Great NYC Commuter Race

You’ve read about it. You’ve analyzed it. Now see what the fuss is about. 

It’s the 7th Annual Great NYC Commuter Race, brought to you by Streetfilms.

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Cycling Still Offers Quickest City Commute

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To the surprise of no one — with the possible exception of Bike Snob NYC — bike commuter and social worker Jamie Favaro won Transportation Alternatives’ 7th Annual Great NYC Commuter Race this morning, completing the 4.5-mile route between Fort Greene and Union Square in 16.5 minutes. Driver Emmanuel Fuentebella came in second at 22 […]

Schluffing or Dorklocross?

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Poor Robert Sullivan. All he seeks is a city free of intermodal conflict. Yet, the coiner of the term "schluffing" seems only to have managed to fire up angry mobs of pitchfork-wielding commenters with his biking etiquette piece in last Sunday’s Times. Now Bike Snob NYC, a well-regarded blog among fixed-gear fetishists and owners of […]
Go Judy go.

Throwback Thursday: The Great NYC Commuter Race of 1990

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Via Streetfilms, here’s a blast from the past -- kind of. For a 1990 news segment called “Environment: In Your Own Backyard,” ABC staged a commuter race between Fred the motorist, Alvin the subway rider, and Judy the cyclist. The goal: be the first to get across the Brooklyn Bridge to Herald Square.

StreetFilm: Crosswalks #1

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From StreetFilms’ Clarence Eckerson Jr.: With all the great achievements that are abounding in the livable streets movement, sometimes we need to revisit reality. Recently, I stumbled upon a cache of traffic b-roll I was gathering during the summer of cars infringing on pedestrian rights. I’ll gamble we’ve all seen worse scenes, probably daily, but […]

Bike, Transit or Car: Which Is the Fastest Commute?

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Tomorrow Transportation Alternatives will hold the 7th Annual Great NYC Commuter Race. Three contestants — traveling by bike, transit and car — will see who has the quickest commute from Fort Greene in Brooklyn to Manhattan’s Union Square. Jamie Favaro, a social worker, plans to ride her bike to victory, "Not only does biking save […]

Bike to Work Day Open Thread

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It keeps going… and going… #bikenyc pic.twitter.com/v6cfyU8pyg — Brooklyn Spoke (@BrooklynSpoke) May 20, 2016 Happy Bike to Work Day, NYC. Here’s part of one light cycle at the Sands Street entry to the Manhattan Bridge bike path, footage courtesy of Doug Gordon. Imagine the traffic jam if all these people were in cars. Clarence was out with his […]