Casey Neistat: Getting Around NYC Is a Huge Pain, But Not on Citi Bike

Don’t let the title of the video fool you. As filmmaker Casey Neistat says, getting around NYC can be a hassle. But when he conducted his own commuter challenge — factoring in speed, cost, comfort, and ease of use — Neistat found Citi Bike preferable not only to a cab ride, but to his personal bike as well.

Neistat gives high marks to Citi Bikes, and notes that an annual membership (which he didn’t yet have) makes it much easier to check them in and out. It’s also interesting to see how restrained Neistat is on the Citi Bike compared to when he rides his fixie.

Once you learn the system, he concludes, bike-share is the way to go.

“It turns out Citi Bike is not a pain in the ass at all,” says Neistat. “It’s great.”

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