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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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Brendan Kevenides Jan 18, 2016

In a hearing last week in the Circuit Court of Cook County the City of Chicago sought to have all of the bicycle lanes installed throughout the City declared “recreational facilities.”  The effect of this creative legal maneuver would have been to immunize the municipality for injuries to bicyclists caused by the City’s failure to […]

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Brendan Kevenides Dec 22, 2015

“Your client has a duty to pay attention to where she is going.”  That was the response we received from an insurance company after its driver doored a woman whom we represented as she rode her bicycle on a residential road in Chicago last summer. The 39 year old business owner, wife and mom sustained […]

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Brendan Kevenides Dec 20, 2015

Chicagoans who work in the loop have been enduring construction on Madison and Washington for the last several months. We’ve seen bus station islands emerge from what was the middle of the street. Now complete, the stations’ roof resembles the rib cage of some prehistoric animal. The glass ceilings lifted with steel rafters make artistic […]

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Brendan Kevenides Dec 08, 2015

Here’s a tip for any would-be hit and run drivers out there:  Make sure you do not leave your vehicle’s license plate at the scene before you flee.  We will find you. That’s what happened after a husband and wife struck a Chicago bicyclist at the intersection of North Franklin Street and West Hubbard Street. […]

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