Itâ€™s no secret that bicycles are one of the quickest ways to travel the city, regularly pedaling faster than cars and transit. But how well would a two-wheeler fare if its competition wasnâ€™t always mired in traffic? The SÃ£o Paulo Intermodal Challenge made plans to find out, pitting bicycle riders against a helicopter passenger for a point to point race featuring buses, cars, feet, subway and even a wheelchair.
Not so surprisingly, a fixed gear bicyclist won the unscientific competition, beating out it’s airborne competition for time and pollution emitted. Watch the rush hour race through â€œthe worldâ€™s worst traffic jamsâ€ below.