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Ann Groninger Aug 30, 2014

One of our great challenges to making cycling safer is to change the public’s mindset so that bicycles are expected and accepted on the road. This change will be difficult to achieve unless it is first embraced by those whose job it is to serve and protect the public – police. On my Saturday morning […]

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Charlie Thomas Aug 26, 2014

As both a bicycle accident attorney and advocate for safer riding, I previously prepared an article to serve as an overview of the laws that apply to riders while bicycling in Texas. We now focus on cities that have passed their own book of laws that also apply to bicyclists. This article focuses on relevant […]

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Bob Mionske Aug 22, 2014

A collision with an automobile is the greatest fear most people have about cycling; in fact, the fear of a collision with an automobile is the single greatest impediment to getting more people on bikes—many people want to ride, but don’t feel safe when bicycle infrastructure is inadequate or nonexistent.  Although a collision with an […]

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Brendan Kevenides Aug 20, 2014

A driver who blamed her navigation system for causing a collision with a Chicago bicyclist has agreed to settle the lawsuit filed against her. Our law firm was retained by the 34 year old female cyclist who was struck by the driver in December, 2012. Our client was leaving her office building in the 300 […]

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Brian Weiss 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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Bike Law Aug 12, 2014

Is it reasonable for the law to require all roadway users to use the same amount of caution? Should pedestrians and bicyclists be required to use as much caution on the road as motorists? For a very long time, California has said “no.” Illinois should follow suit. As in Illinois, Californians using the road are […]

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