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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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Lauri Boxer-Macomber Apr 30, 2018

Following a horrific bicycle crash in 2016, Dr. Michael Rifkin has become a new type of bicycling advocate — one who is deeply committed to ending distracted driving. Read his op-ed on Making Distracted Driving in Maine Taboo here. Dr. Rifkin’s piece reminds us that we can be distracted by our phones and other electronic devices even […]

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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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Bike Delaware
Peter Wilborn Feb 11, 2018

We understand the importance of good Rules of the Road when it comes to protecting cyclists in court. Changing the laws that protect cyclists is one of the most important ways to make the roads safer and promote better biking. And there has been some notable progress in this area over the last 10 years. […]

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Richard Masoner
Lauri Boxer-Macomber Nov 28, 2017

Lauri with Bike Law Maine reflects on how we can all effectively apply our time to making the bicycling movement stronger and more effective. 

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Bike Advocacy Equity
Bike Law Aug 15, 2017

Amy Johnson Ely weighs in on her experience in bike advocacy, equity and how the entire movement is redefining itself.

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Ann Groninger Aug 02, 2017

Bike Law and laws are everywhere: First of all, every state has different bicycling laws, and within each state, some laws may vary from county to county.

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Peter Wilborn Jul 28, 2017

When a motor vehicle driver intentionally drives close enough to the cyclist, swerves toward the cyclist or otherwise maneuvers the motor vehicle in an effort to intimidate the cyclist or create fear of a crash or injury. 

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Michigan Bicyclists Score Legal Victory
Bryan Waldman Jul 17, 2017

Last week, in Grosse Pointe Farms, the Bike Law Defense League recorded another win for Michigan bicyclists.

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Punishment Pass Oregon
Peter Wilborn Jul 13, 2017

Today we join others in a campaign to address the problem of close calls and the punishment pass. Join us to End the Punishment Pass.

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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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Bike Law Canada - Martin Goodman Trail Toronto
Pat Brown May 31, 2017

This may seem to be about a basic barrier on the side of a path but this fight is to ensure our children and all vulnerable road users have safe roads or paths to ride on.

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