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Amy Benner Johnson Sep 21, 2018

Drivers are coming within less than 1.5 feet of cyclists on the road in Knoxville with alarming regularity. Drivers are coming within less than two feet of cyclists on the road in Knoxville with alarming regularity. It’s not your imagination. It’s not all in your head. Your combined senses of touch, sound, and sight all […]

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DC Bike Lanes
Amy Benner Johnson Mar 12, 2018

The star of the 2018 LAB Summit was hands down dockless bikeshare. Prior to even picking up their nametags at the registration booth, summit attendees encountered the wealth of dockless options available to them as a result of DC’s dockless bikeshare trial period, which is nearing the end of its seven month test run. Social […]

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Henley Street Bridge Bike Lane Knoxville
Amy Benner Johnson Jul 06, 2017

It has been a year since a serious crash occurred in Knoxville where questionable police work left the bicycling community outraged. What changes have been made locally to enforce cycling safety?

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2017 US Pro Road Nationals
Amy Benner Johnson Jun 27, 2017

This past weekend my hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, hosted the 2017 USA Cycling Professional Road Championships.

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Amy Benner Johnson Feb 15, 2016

Tennessee bicyclists, take note: a bill being considered by your lawmakers could wipe out funding for biking and bike facilities. The bill with the potential to cause the most damage is HB 1650. (A related Senate bill is SB 1760.) The House Transportation Subcommittee has it scheduled for consideration this Wednesday (Feb. 17). What is […]

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Bike crash
Amy Benner Johnson Dec 17, 2015

Here at Bike Law, we have all sorts of riders: racers, commuters, cargo bike aficionados, CX superstars, and some in between. We have folks who are deeply involved in the advocacy scene, serving on walk/bike coalitions for their respective states, and we have folks who organize or participate in racing. All of us enjoy cycling, […]

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Amy Benner Johnson May 20, 2015

Bob Mionske recently authored an article about cyclists using on-board cameras for Velo News.  This is the article that I direct folks to when they ask me about riding with a camera mounted. CNN recently published a piece about helmet cameras — in which Bike Law Peter was quoted. On-board cameras have been getting a […]

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Amy Benner Johnson Sep 08, 2014

I was asked to speak on the topic of vulnerable roadway users at this year’s Tennessee Lifesavers Conference, hosted by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (“GHSO”). The GHSO is a branch of TDOT, and is most well-known for its extensive PSA campaigns statewide in Tennessee: “Click it or Ticket” and “Booze it and Loose It”. My […]

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Amy Benner Johnson Jul 23, 2014

The past few weeks have been a steady stream of activity for me as Bike Law Tennessee.  I have new cases and investigations where the rights of cyclists can be zealously advocated for, and motorists can continue to be educated. I’ve joined forces with the Memphis Hightailers to assert the rights of cyclists in western […]

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Amy Benner Johnson Jun 25, 2014

This article serves as an overview of some of the laws which apply to cyclists while riding in Tennessee. Bicycles are defined as vehicles and are lawfully allowed on many roadways in Tennessee, subject to certain provisions which are designed with cyclist safety in mind. Fault Determining fault is a requirement in any lawsuit, and an […]

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