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Vance Preman Jul 30, 2015

This week, a Kansas Jury rendered a verdict in a criminal case that should give cyclists great reason for concern. The Johnson County District attorney charged and prosecuted Paul Hanley of Olathe, Kansas with Aggravated Battery, a felony, following a car bicycle collision last fall near Heritage Park. The cyclist (my client) was riding alone and lawfully using […]

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Rick Bernardi Jul 28, 2015

When the Beatles were in the studio recording what has gone down in music history as “the most important rock & roll album ever made,” Paul McCartney, working on one of his songs, sang “it’s getting better all the time”… to which John Lennon replied “it couldn’t get no worse.” Bicycling advocacy is like that. […]

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Jim Freeman Jul 17, 2015

There is an old saying in journalism, “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” The legal profession is no stranger to this standard of diligence. You very well might get every lawyer to admit his or her favorite word is “allegedly.” Take the first policy I learned when clerking for Freeman Kevenides […]

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Jim Freeman Jul 15, 2015

CBS is reporting that a bicyclist was killed in Des Plaines last night by a hit-and-run driver.  Apparently, the driver was a United Airlines employee driving a company SUV.  At approximately 9:40pm the SUV, allegedly driven by United Airlines worker Daniel Wehr struck a bicyclist, 25 year old Jose Gomez of Des Plaines.  The collision […]

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Bryan Waldman Jul 15, 2015

The idea for a journey from Madison, Wisconsin to Michigan started in Washington, D.C. at the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Summit. One of the benefits of attending the Bike Summit was the opportunity to meet bicycle advocates from around the country. At this year’s Summit, I was fortunate to meet Erick Cedeño, better […]

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Jim Freeman Jul 13, 2015

Friday afternoon I first saw a video of a driver viciously attacking a cyclist during the morning commute that day. The driver can be seen in a video running and punching a cyclist. As with many cell phone videos, this one doesn’t tell the whole story. The incident began at approximately 7:50 am Friday morning […]

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Bruce Hagen Jul 09, 2015

Like a lot of states, Georgia has a 3 foot law that requires cars and trucks to leave a distance of at least 3 feet when passing a bicyclist.   The advent of the 3 foot law should have been a tremendous benefit to the safety of the many riders on the roads in Georgia, particularly […]

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