Casey Neistat

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Casey Neistat

Born on March 25, 1981, Casey Owen Neistat is an American film director, producer and creator of popular YouTube videos.

Neistat came onto our radar in 2011 when he made a video to show the NYPD’s ticketing of cyclists riding outside of marked bike lanes. In the first of these videos, he is arguing with a policeman who is telling him that bikers must always use the bike lane. Neistat then proceeds to ride his bike in the lane and crash into various obstructions to highlight his argument that the lanes are not always the safest place for cyclists.

The correlated article on The Guardian

The second series of these videos shows Casey Neistat stealing his own bike in different settings and in various ways to highlight how easy it is to steal bikes in New York City in public, even during the day.

The correlated article on The New York Times