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Mike Dayton Apr 15, 2016

I got hit. Put me down for 44 years without an injury, save for the occasional tired knee and lungs. A careful rider with a mirror to see cars that approach too quickly. A careful rider who watches and slows for riders off the back. Yes, a careful rider, but I don’t remember seeing the […]

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Mike Dayton Feb 19, 2016

I’ve had a good laugh at those ridiculous anti-biking bills that have been circulating on Facebook. All you can do is shake your head in disbelief, cringe a little and shrug it off. It’s like watching a spectacular belly flop from the high dive. First up is that asinine law proposed by Rep. Jay Houghton of […]

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Mike Dayton Feb 18, 2016

Dooring crashes.  You know the danger if you live in any U.S. or Canadian city where older roads have been retrofitted with bike lanes. Those bike facilities are often shoehorned into the space next to car parking. When car passengers open their door without looking, they can hit passing bikers. Here’s how Daniel Flanzig, a […]

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Mike Dayton Feb 10, 2016

The scary truth is that the personal data being recorded by our fitness tracking devices and apps – such as Fitbit or Strava – could wind up as evidence in a bike accident court case. How that data is used will depend greatly on the circumstances. The good news for bicycle riders: the information that […]

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Mike Dayton Feb 04, 2016

When a Michigan bicyclist got a ticket in 2015 for impeding traffic, he could have simply paid a $200 fine. But he believed the trooper who pulled him over was wrong about the law and hostile to bicyclists’ rights to use Michigan roads. So, he decided to fight. It took two trips to the courthouse, […]

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Mike Dayton Feb 03, 2016

Friday, June 19, 2015, was a beautiful summer day in Gunnison, Colorado. Dale Thomas, a popular 40-year resident and local artist, decided to head out for a bike ride. He was wearing a helmet and his favorite bike jersey, the one that his wife, Ellen Petrick, had given him for Christmas. It would be the […]

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Mike Dayton Feb 02, 2016

Bike Law recently caught up with Memphis bicycle advocates Kyle Wagenschutz and Tulio Bertorini to discuss biking in their city. Both Kyle and Tulio have made national news for their efforts on behalf of cyclists in Memphis. We came away inspired by the great things they are doing. Tulio and the Memphis Hightailers First, we […]

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Mike Dayton Feb 02, 2016

New bike facilities in Memphis – currently at more than 200 miles of bicycle lanes, bike paths, cycletracks and shared lane markings – are making the streets safer for bikers, says Kyle Wagenschutz, the city’s Bicycle / Pedestrian Program Manager. “We have found that 93 percent of bike crashes in Memphis are occurring on streets where […]

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Mike Dayton Jan 26, 2016

Illinois Bike Law attorney Brendan Kevenides made the news last week in his legal fight to block Chicago from calling its bike lanes “recreational property.” Brendan is representing a 35-year-old cyclist who was seriously injured in 2014 when she hit a sinkhole in a bike lane on North Damien Street. The cyclist’s injuries included facial […]

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Mike Dayton Jan 26, 2016

New York Bike Law attorney Jim Reed was recently elected president of the New York Bicycling Coalition, a statewide bike advocacy group. But in a recent interview, the first state Jim mentioned was Maine. The reason? “The Bicycle Coalition of Maine has 5,000 members, and NYBC only has 700 members, even though we are a […]

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Mike Dayton Jan 20, 2016

The parents of 23-year-old Canadian bicyclist Iain Gerrard heard the words no parents ever want to hear: “Your son is dead.” On July 14, 2014, the Gerrards learned their son had been killed in Mississippi on a bike tour of the Deep South. Iain’s parents were devastated by the news. Their grief quickly turned to anger […]

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Mike Dayton Jan 15, 2016

Lawyer Patrick Brown, a member of the Bike Law network in Canada, is lobbying for “vulnerable road user” laws in his region, much like the laws adopted by some U.S. states to protect bicyclists and pedestrians. Brown was recently interviewed by thestar.com about the need for stiffer penalties for motorists who kill other road users, […]

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