Bikes on the 405, Take 2

Yesterday we had pictures, today we have video. About the Crimanimals, thirty cyclists and rollerbladers make the case that every day should be Bike to Work Day by cruising down the 405 during rush hour. This video has higher production value than the first one. Graphics spell out the difference in speed between those biking and those driving on the 405 and I’m pretty sure that’s an original score.

For anyone thinking that they’re embracing "criminal" part in their name too much with the masks, it’s not exactly a secret who’s organizing the group.

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