Here is a lovely video that shows why biking in midtown Manhattan is so much fun:
The reason I like this video so much is that it shows that no one group of people is at fault for traffic problems. Very often you’ll read coverage from, say, the perspective of cyclists laying all blame on cars; the car people decry lawless cyclists. No one ever seems to blame pedestrians. Just watch this video, though, and you’ll see terrible behavior from all involved parties.
(Also, just FYI, none of the idiot bikers in the video is me.)