Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 27th, 2012 at 7:28 am
Welcome to the latest installment of People on Bikes.
Yesterday evening I had the distinct pleasure of photographing the evening bicycle rush hour near the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn. A beautiful mural that adorns a downhill off-ramp of the bridge caught my eye and I thought it’d make a nice backdrop. The mural, Fictional Landscape by Abby Goldstein (located at Sands and Jay streets) is one of many urban art projects managed by NYC DOT and integrated into their bikeways.
The people on bikes that streamed by my lens (I was there for about 25 minutes) were a wonderfully diverse lot. The demographic diversity was similar to what we see in Portland; but the ethnic diversity was much different. Beyond that, the other thing that stood out for me was just the traffic itself. The volume wasn’t as high as on Portland’s bridges, but it was certainly a significant and steady stream of people. The infrastructure on/off the bridge is very notable too. I’ll share a more in-depth look at that in a separate post.
For now, take a look at what people on bikes look like in Brooklyn…
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— This post is part of my ongoing New York City coverage. I’m here for a week to cover the NACTO Designing Cities conference and the city’s bike culture in general. This special reporting trip was made possible by Planet Bike, Lancaster Engineering, and by readers like you. Thank you! You can find all my New York City coverage here.