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Archive: Bike Law Colorado

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May 27, 2016

As lawyers who advocate for cyclists in Colorado, we try to effectuate change one case at a time.  Recently in traffic court, we were able to make things better not just for a sole client, but also for other cyclists. Jonathan came to see me after a horrible bike crash.  He was crossing the road […]

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Feb 18, 2016

Dooring crashes.  You know the danger if you live in any U.S. or Canadian city where older roads have been retrofitted with bike lanes. Those bike facilities are often shoehorned into the space next to car parking. When car passengers open their door without looking, they can hit passing bikers. Here’s how Daniel Flanzig, a […]

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Feb 12, 2016

Handling Bike Accidents Across Colorado Colorado bicycle accident lawyer Brian Weiss has represented dozens of injured cyclists. An avid bicyclist, Brian brings two decades of legal experience to the Bike Law network. Brian represents cyclists in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Aspen, and across the state. He is representing the family of a Gunnison cyclist who was killed […]

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Feb 03, 2016

Friday, June 19, 2015, was a beautiful summer day in Gunnison, Colorado. Dale Thomas, a popular 40-year resident and local artist, decided to head out for a bike ride. He was wearing a helmet and his favorite bike jersey, the one that his wife, Ellen Petrick, had given him for Christmas. It would be the […]

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Jun 08, 2015

Denver is called the Mile High City because it has an average elevation of 5,280 feet above sea level. Despite that elevation, people ride all over the city. Denver really wants to be a great city for bicycles, and is getting better all the time. Groups like Bike Denver, Bicycle Colorado, and Team Evergreen are working with […]

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Mar 25, 2015

Teamwork is the fuel that spins the cyclist’s wheels ever faster. The peloton will always be faster than a single rider. A break with numbers is more likely to succeed than a solo effort. And an individual time trial will never be as fast as a team time trial with each teammate contributing an equal […]

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Feb 10, 2015

As a lawyer representing injured cyclists and President of Team Evergreen Cycling, I attended the Colorado Bike Summit on February 9-10, 2015. This is a great networking event for all members of the cycling community that included members of the State and Local Government, Bicycle Shops, Bicycle Manufacturers, Bicycle Clothing Companies, Bicycle Event Planners, and […]

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Jan 29, 2015

Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder (R-Alamosa) has sponsored a bill in the Colorado Senate specifically authorizing the use of state lottery funds towards the construction of bicycle trails throughout the state. This bill specifically adds recreational bicycle trails as one of the enumerated outdoor recreational improvement categories for which state lottery funds may be spent. […]

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Jan 27, 2015

One frequent bike accident related question I get asked many times a year is “Should I submit a claim for restitution in the criminal case against the person that hit me?” Generally, my answer is “No.” When the person who caused your accident was cited for a traffic or criminal violation, it began a sequence […]

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Nov 03, 2014

Former British pro cyclist Chris Boardman wrote a great op-ed piece appearing on the BBC website today complaining that the lack of safe traffic infrastructure makes him fear for his daughter’s safety while riding on the roads around their home. Chris is most famous for setting the world record in the one-hour track time trial three times from 1993 […]

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Oct 09, 2014

The upswell in bike commuting we have experienced the last few years continues to roll on. Thanks to the public advocacy work of BikeDenver, a concerted effort is now being made to increase cycle and pedestrian multi-modal transportation among students, staff and faculty at the Auraria campus. As this large educational complex abuts both the I-25 […]

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Aug 18, 2014

Bike lanes are not necessarily a safe zone for bike riders, especially when poorly designed.   When riding in bike lanes, do not let your guard down. As cyclists, we face drivers pulling into parking spaces next to bike lanes and opening their doors without looking. I’ve recently represented several cyclists who have been hit […]

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