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Holiday Bike Safety Tips

Posted on: Thursday, June 30th, 2016

  One of the best things about a summer holiday is that you get to spend some time outdoors. Naturally, there are many activities you can enjoy outdoors on a holiday, but bicycling is one of the best. Unfortunately, with all the additional traffic on the road because of the holiday, there are some things you will […]

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Significant Settlement in Michigan Bicycle Accident Case

Posted on: Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Bicycle accidents sometimes result in significant payments to injured victims. For example, in April 2016, Royal Oak, Michigan, agreed to pay $300,000 to a bicyclist injured when her bike hit an uneven part of a sidewalk. Details of Accident In May 2012, the 49-year-old Royal Oak woman was biking underneath the Grand Trunk Railroad viaduct along […]

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Did You Go the Right Way? Find Out with Help from a Bicycle Lawyer

Posted on: Thursday, June 16th, 2016

In May 2016, Salt Lake City’s media began a discussion about bicycle laws. KSL reporter, Carter Williams, weighed in on the topic mid month. Up for discussion was the concept of road sharing and who, if anyone, has the most right to use the state’s open roads. Williams aptly pointed out that in his state; the rights […]

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A Bicycle Accident Brings Changes to Berkeley

Posted on: Thursday, June 9th, 2016

On February 2nd, 2016 Megan Schwarzman was wearing fluorescent green safety gear and a helmet. She had lights on her bike, as she rode south on Fulton Street near Bancroft Way in Berkeley. She was struck from behind, trapped beneath a car, and dragged for a short distance. Firefighters had to raise the car to […]

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Top 3 Gadgets to Improve Bicycle Safety

Posted on: Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Bicycling is a favorite pastime of many people. Not only is it easy to do, but it is fun and offers a unique type of workout. While bicycling, staying safe is the most important thing. For this, many gadgets and tools have been created. Before you head out on your next bicycle run, here are the […]

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Bicycle Safety Needs to Go Beyond Dedicated Lane Legislation and Rebates

Posted on: Thursday, May 26th, 2016

As the California Bicycle Coalition works hard to establish a statewide rebate program for commuters, others are fighting to get more bike lanes in place. Over the years, both efforts have been stymied due to a variety of reasons. However, people concerned for bicycle safety are starting to feel hopeful. Signs of headway being made on both fronts are behind […]

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What to Do If Involved in a Cycling Accident

Posted on: Friday, May 20th, 2016

Bicycle Accidents have grown in number over the past few years, as more people are choosing this as a method to commute. If you are riding a bicycle and have an accident with a vehicle, the actions you take at the accident scene and immediately after the crash is critical. The actions you take after the […]

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Bicycle Laws: Where are We with the Idaho Stop?

Posted on: Thursday, May 12th, 2016

In January, Mayor Ed Lee vetoed an ordinance passed by the Board of Supervisors that would have discouraged San Francisco police from ticketing bicyclists who roll stop signs. The ordinance proposed by Supervisor John Avalos would not have made the so-called “Idaho stop” legal, but would have relegated the infraction to the lowest enforcement priority […]

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What to do When Bicycle Accidents Occur

Posted on: Thursday, May 5th, 2016

As the number of leisure and commuter bicyclists increases, bicycle accidents are also occurring at alarming rates. While some of these accidents result in only minor injuries, many are serious, life-altering occurrences. When an accident occurs, and the bicyclist is able, certain steps can help assure the bicyclist receives due compensation for his or her injuries […]

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Bicycle safety in Boston

Posted on: Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Boston isn’t the best city for bicycle safety. The legendary craziness of its drivers mostly results in fender-benders when one car hits another, but for bicyclists the results can be far worse. Lanes are narrow and cars often turn without signaling or block cyclists by double-parking. In 2015, the situation drew public attention when a tractor-trailer truck killed a visiting Swiss […]

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