Monday, November 07, 2011
NYC Goes Three Ways
Late, waaay late, I know, but it's well worth watching it even these days. Just in case you don't live here and have no idea what I am talking aout: This video shows the recklessness of traffic participants in New York, motorized drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians alike - just on the intersection of 28th St and Park Ave South. Ron Gabriel says about his movie: "By summer 2010, the expansion of bike lanes exposed a clash of long-standing bad habits — such as pedestrians jaywalking, cyclists running red lights, and motorists plowing through crosswalks. The old habits exacerbate attempts to expand ways to use our streets; existing disfunction makes change more difficult." His master's thesis project at SVA focused on one intersection as a case study. "The video aims to show our interconnected role in improving the safety and usability of our streets." The campaign is named '3-Way Street' and is made up of a poster series, a video and website. Comments to this movie can be found on his website - and as one could expect, some of them are just confirming the stupidity of people in New York traffic.