Police Cruising Williamsburg Bridge Bike Path [Video]

Posted on: June 15th, 2011 at 10:19 am by

Last time we checked, the Williamsburg Bridge bike path was meant for cyclists and pedestrians only. No mopeds or other motor vehicles. So it was definitely a crazy sight to behold when a police cruiser was spotted driving alongside the bikers on Friday afternoon. Not something you see every day.

Saturday afternoon it happened again, and Boogie reader Cory Greenwell was just as surprised. He sent in the following video clip evidence. We are by no means engineers, but can this elevated bike path really withstand car traffic?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-tnj3RBT-Y

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  • http://www.facebook.com/caaah Carol Santel

    I saw them a lot on there last year. I think they were trying to bust the blatant drug deals that happen in that little niche in the middle of the bridge.

    • Anonymous

      Jeez, I hope they have more skillful strategies than driving a car up a ramp with no room to maneuver.

  • Azra

    I’ve seen them driving on the pedestrian side. I was walking with my headphones on and next thing i know there is a cruiser behind me beeping for me to move out of the way! Rude.

  • Jim

    The bridge was built to withstand another mass exodus from the city like on 9/11
    Yes cruisers are on it far too often.

  • David Chase

    And what, they plan to unobtrusively drive up and catch them in the act?  They’d be a little less conspicuous on bicycles, wouldn’t they?

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  • Nathanael

    I think someone needs to give that police officer a ticket.