Streetfilms Shorties: NYPD Blockage on Manhattan Bridge Approach

The debut Streetfilms Shortie caught an errant scooter blocking a bike lane. This time it’s New York’s Finest, camped out in the Manhattan Bridge bike path at Canal and Chrystie.

A half-step forward, two steps back.

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Counting Bicyclists on the Manhattan Bridge!

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