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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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Bicycle Laws Need to be Better Understood for Optimal Safety

Posted on: Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Bicycle laws are laws that help regulate the actions of bikers and how they can use the roads that are generally used mostly for automobiles. They can also help to regulate how automobile operators interact with bikers. Although these laws are obviously important for anyone who ever rides a bike on the road, or drives a […]

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Bicycle Accidents: Dooring is Such Painful Sorrow

Posted on: Thursday, April 14th, 2016

A bicyclist is pedaling along alone in the right lane of a city street. Suddenly, he is on the ground, screaming in pain from a twisted back and broken collarbone. There are no moving vehicles other than the bicyclist. What happened? A motorist opened their door into traffic. Most bicycle accidents involve a bike and a car. […]

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The latest bicycle safety trends

Posted on: Friday, April 8th, 2016

Cycling is a great hobby and a wonderful form of transportation. If you ride on a regular basis, you get a large amount of exercise, and you are protecting the environment. While riding a bicycle is ideal for the environment and your body, it does present some unique risks. A cyclist can fall and harm […]

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