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Why Are There So Many Cycling Accidents in San Francisco’s Castro Neighborhood?

Posted on: Thursday, April 13th, 2017

For those who live along 17th Street in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood, they are more than familiar with the area’s long history with cycling accidents. Almost every week there is an accident involving a cyclist and a vehicle, and now as the city is finally looking into the concentration, it leaves people asking the same […]

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How to Deal with Fear After a Bicycling Accident

Posted on: Thursday, April 6th, 2017

If you have never been in a bicycling accident, then you don’t understand that there are things that are much more jarring than the injuries suffered. Accidents of any kind can be traumatic incidents, and afterwards there is a certain amount of fear when returning to normal activities. While injuries can heal, the mental scars […]

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California Law Bans Headphones for Cyclists

Posted on: Thursday, April 6th, 2017

If you are a cyclist cruising down your regular cycling strip to work in California with your headphones on and your favorite songs blaring through them, as of the first of the year, you have officially been breaking the law. Unaware cyclists are already finding punishment over this new law that some call overbearing. According to […]

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Bicycle Checklists: Does Yours Include Everything Needed to Stay Safe?

Posted on: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

When’s the last time you checked the tension on your bike chain or oiled the gearing? If it’s been more than six months, time to brush up on your bicycle safety. They are two tasks that should be on every cyclist’s safety checklist and there’s more. If you’re not sure of the others, we’d suggest signing up […]

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Bicycle Safety and Negligence Questions Largely Remain Unanswered

Posted on: Thursday, March 16th, 2017

It’s a well-known fact that accidents involving distracted or otherwise negligent drivers happen often. Sometimes the drivers hit other vehicles or pedestrians. Other times, it’s an unsuspecting cyclist that ends up injured. There are laws and bicycle safety measures in place to help prevent these types of occurrences but none that address self-driving vehicles. That’s one of […]

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Biking’s Benefits Exceeds Expectations When Accidents Aren’t a Factor

Posted on: Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Everyone knows biking is beneficial to one’s health but do you really know how advantageous it can be? Until recently, even the scientific community didn’t fully understand the benefits. But, thanks to a long series of studies, they’re starting to appreciate the scope and breadth of the activity’s positive aspects. In 2016, scientific journals published the results of […]

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Proposed New Law Would Allow Cycling on Sidewalks in Sacramento

Posted on: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

If you already didn’t know, cycling on sidewalks is illegal in most cities. Many even have fines ready for cyclist that break that law, but in Sacramento, the cycling residents of the city came to city council to discuss a new law that would allow more cycling on sidewalks to provide a safe environment for cyclists. As it stands […]

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Study Suggest Idaho Stop is Safer for Cyclists

Posted on: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The Idaho Stop – It may be a strange colloquialism to many, but for many more it is used to describe rolling through a stop sign instead of stopping fully. While many cyclists are guilty of engaging in an “Idaho Stop,” a new DePaul University study suggests it might actually be safer than coming to […]

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Bicycle Accidents Caused By Animals: Cyclists May Have Legal Recourse

Posted on: Thursday, February 16th, 2017

In most bicycle accidents, the cause can be attributed to a handful of things. Among the top five are driver error, cyclist error, hazardous conditions, faulty equipment and medical emergency (e.g. sudden heart attack). However, as a Florida Today reporter pointed out earlier this year, animals may cause bicycle accidents too. Accidents Involving Domestic Animals […]

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Kudos to Advisory Groups Working Tirelessly to Perfect Bicycle Laws

Posted on: Thursday, February 9th, 2017

In previous months, we discussed bicycle laws across the country, including those that pertain to California. So we’re taking a moment this week to follow-up on what’s taking place in San Diego. You may have already heard but our neighbors have opted to adopt a Bicycle Advisory Committee. It’s initial adoption and recent changes were […]

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