No wonder motorists hate cyclists so much. I only watched about two minutes of part 2 but lost count of how many red lights you rode through. The pedestrians you carved up as they crossed Elizabeth St probably weren't all that chuffed either.
The way I saw it was that if you are going to go lane splitting past a van that has stopped to allow someone to turn into a drivewway, then you are putting yourself inline to be run down by the motorist that was unable to see that you were going to come darting up the inside of said van.and since when does "some clown" turning in front of you equate to the right to blast through pedestrians crossing legally at traffic lights and the subsequent red light. maybe you should put things into context and start looking at your own behaviour before claiming poor me.
I'd been behind that van for hundreds of metres. He must have known I was there, assuming he uses his mirrors occasionally. I wasn't going that fast either - the car could have stopped. But as we know, the road is there to share, but only if you have an engine.
I was hardly "blasting" through the peds either - 10 km/h max.
It looked like you stopped/slowed to let the bulk of pedestrians cross, and then slowly weaved through the stragglers. Basically you gave way to pedestrians in the crossing. I can't see anything wrong with that - it doesn't hurt anybody else. Motorists can't do it safely because cars are not small enough or nimble enough, but cyclists can.
Great first vid Chris. I couldn't believe how hard it was to watch. Couldn't stop laughing at the amount of movement. I have this image of you neck being a spring and your head just bobbing around. Interesting seeing the traffic (cars & peds) you encountered and the route choices you made. Looking forward to seeing your next vid, particularly if you can upgrade your neck spring to a steady cam assembly. :)