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Brendan Kevenides Nov 11, 2019

A federal government agency is making a controversial recommendation to all 50 states that all bicyclists be required to wear helmets.   Mandatory bicycle helmet laws are a terrible idea.  Cycling as a form of recreation and transportation offers a myriad of benefits to the individual and the community as a whole.  An adult or child […]

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Brendan Kevenides May 09, 2019

As the train crossed from Belgium into the Netherlands my excitement grew.  I sat forward to get a better look out of the window at the country side. Then I saw them, beautiful, clean, pale red ribbons stretching through the low lying land.    They were bicycle paths; actually not so much paths as bicycle highways, […]

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Brendan Kevenides Apr 02, 2019

ILLINOIS BICYCLE LAWS  It’s important to know your legal rights (and duties) when bicycling in Illinois. It is especially important after a bicycle accident (we call them bicycle “crashes” and explain why here). For any questions about the State’s bike laws, or about your rights to the road, contact attorneys Jim Freeman and Brendan Kevenides […]

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Brendan Kevenides Jun 04, 2018

At sea a boat under power must give way to a more vulnerable craft.  The law requires that a power driven vessel give way to a sailing vessel.  A sail boat must give way to a craft engaged in fishing. These simple rules are consistent with the maxim that with greater power comes greater responsibility. […]

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Liability for Bike Path Maintenance
Brendan Kevenides Dec 11, 2017

How much protection do Illinois municipalities have from liability for failing to maintain a dangerous bicycle path?

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Truck Passing Bike on Double Yellow Line
Brendan Kevenides Sep 11, 2017

The most comprehensive laws in the country specifying when a driver may legally pass a bicyclist in a designated no-passing zone was just passed in Illinois.

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Yuba Electric Bike Train
Brendan Kevenides Aug 30, 2017

The new Illinois e-bike law leaves the door open for municipalities throughout the state to restrict their use in some places where traditional bicycles are allowed.

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Bicycle vs Cars
Brendan Kevenides Jul 14, 2017

A proposed change in Illinois jury instructions for bicycle crash cases, and why it may matter in your case.

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Bicycle Dooring Education
Brendan Kevenides Jun 01, 2017

The urban bicyclist rides in perpetual fear of having a door flung open into their path. Sadly, the number of such incidents is going in the wrong direction.

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Brendan Kevenides Aug 24, 2016

He had just been launched skyward by the front end of a pickup truck.  Now the police were giving him a ticket. Jason was riding his road bike in the travel lane of North River Road in Libertyville, Illinois with his father-in-law and two friends when an impatient teenaged driver in a Toyota Tacoma pulled […]

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Brendan Kevenides May 31, 2016

When I first met Richard a nurse was assisting him with the delicate task of using the hospital bathroom.  He had just had surgery on his broken right leg, now wrapped in a heavy plaster cast.  Defecation and its attendant tasks were proving a challenge.  He needed help. The rest of his body was a […]

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Brendan Kevenides Apr 21, 2016

  There are things the world needs less of.  Poverty.  Traffic.  Condominiums. Bike shops would not make the list.  Fixers and sellers of bicycles are folks who only the most irascible curmudgeon would wish to see fewer in number.  Yet, battle lines have been drawn in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood between the owners of high […]

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