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Guy Races New York Bus on Big Wheel, Makes Point About Public Transit Guy Races New York Bus on Big Wheel, Makes Point About Public Transit

Guy Races New York Bus on Big Wheel, Makes Point About Public Transit

by Andrew Price
April 12, 2011


Mark Malkoff, "amateur daredevil" and "comedian," decided to race a New York City bus on a Big Wheel bike for a mile down 42nd street to make a point about public transportation being slow. It looks dangerous.

Christopher DeMorro at Gas2.0 says the video shows that "You’re better off riding a bike or even jogging than taking a bus in NYC." That's not really true, of course. The bus may be a little slower than a Big Wheel, but on the bus you can sit down and read, and some prefer that to jogging. That said, the bus is slower than it should be. I think the moral of the story is that buses could be a lot more efficient with fewer personal cars on the street or with more dedicated bus lanes. And there's always the subway, too.

 

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