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Ann Groninger May 29, 2014

The roads in Charlotte were not friendly this morning. Riding back alone from my very early morning group ride there were multiple incidents of drivers coming too close to me, two of which were either intentionally mean or extremely reckless. In the first, I came to the bottom of a hill on Sharonview Rd. in […]

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Vance Preman May 27, 2014

A lively discussion at a local watering hole, Ponaks (which nearly straddles the border between Kansas and Missouri), was initiated by an employee who said, “I heard of a guy who got know a DUI on a bicycle.” Several bystanders chimed in and I decided to take a closer look. The law of Biking While Intoxicated […]

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Bryan Waldman May 27, 2014

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, my law firm (the Sinas Dramis Law Firm) held its 12th annual “Heads Up for Safety” bike helmet event. With our co-sponsors, the Michigan Association for Justice, Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center, and WLAJ, we provided and fitted 350 kids with bike helmets. Since sponsoring its first bike helmet event, […]

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Peter Wilborn May 27, 2014

After my Bike Law blog post last week about protected bike lanes in Vancouver, I was very happy to see a news article announcing Denver’s first “protected” bike lane along 15th St. through the downtown corridor. That excitement was short lived. Promoted as a separate lane which is “protected” from traffic by white posts, I […]

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Peter Wilborn May 21, 2014

Recently, I (Bike Law Jason) visited Vancouver after a gap of several years. Having lived around Vancouver many years ago, I have spent an extensive amount of time in the city and been able to go everywhere I needed, or wanted, to travel without ever having to set foot in a car or taxi. This […]

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Bike Law May 20, 2014

Last Tuesday, I was thrilled to officially become affiliated with Bike Law as the Tennessee attorney in the network, covering the State from Memphis to Nashville to Knoxville and all places in between. Well-timed, because on Wednesday, I traveled to Nashville to attend and speak at the third annual Tennessee Bike Summit. I have been […]

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Bike Law May 16, 2014

Gerald Apple was returning home from a ride. One left turn, and he would be in his driveway. But as he began turning, a driver coming up behind him passed Gerald on the left, hit Gerald, and knocked him into a drainage ditch in front of his home. Miraculously, Gerald wasn’t killed, but he suffered […]

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Charlie Thomas May 13, 2014

As a bicycle accident attorney, I often find myself in conversations with bicyclists about whether riding under the influence is legal. This topic has recently gained steam, especially with the introduction of more bicycle lanes in urban areas (connecting residences to watering holes) and the growing popularity of pub crawls such as the monthly Critical […]

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Peter Wilborn May 12, 2014

Excellent article today in the Washington Post about Rosslyn’s “Intersection of Doom.”   It accurately portrays a Kafkaesque situation we deal with at Bike Law on a weekly basis: cyclist hit by a car, transported to the hospital, and presented with a traffic ticket by the police: “Lindsey Kelley says she was biking through the […]

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Bike Law May 12, 2014

On May 10, 2014, BikeWalkKC sponsored its Women’s Bike Summit at the Ewing and Muriel Kaufman Foundation Center in Kansas City.  Over 100 Women from different cycling tribes participated in the all-day event. Commuters, racers, tourers, and general enthusiasts created a diverse group. Bike Law Vance was a guest speaker and participated in a panel discussion […]

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Bob Mionske May 08, 2014

Bike Law Bob (I/Peter actually refer to him as Mr. Mionske) writes (and has written for years) a monthly column in Bicycling Magazine called “Road Rights” in which he tackles a different bike law issue every issue.  The archive of his articles covers every possible aspect of representing cyclists in bicycle accidents and promoting the rights […]

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Peter Wilborn May 08, 2014

Recently BikePortland.org wrote a blog posted called 4 things U.S. college towns could teach planners about biking. The post explains how biking is more popular in college towns like Davis, CA, Eugene, OR, and Boulder, CO  because they are designed for it.  And when you have a well designed city that encourages biking and walking, […]

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