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Archive: Advocacy

Olivia Hart Bike Advocate
Danny Feldman Mar 19, 2020

Olivia Hart has just been introduced as the new (3rd ever) Executive Director of Redemptive Cycles, a non-profit organization in Birmingham, Alabama (www.redemptivecycles.com) which does many things – including, but by no means limited to: 1. running an “earn a bike” program which allows individuals to earn a bike so that they can have inexpensive, […]

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Bike Law PA
Joe Piscitello Mar 17, 2020

This year’s Vision Zero (VZ) conference held at Temple University was hosted by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for the third time.  Attendance and participation were strong, reflecting solid community support for better road safety in the city.  Many themes of the day bubbled up including how hard change is, how long advocacy takes, […]

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20-20 Bike Vision
Lauri Boxer-Macomber Mar 16, 2020

Coach Oke’s Ghost Bike  Several years ago, I was jogging alongside Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona when suddenly I was greeted by an old ghost bike.  The stark white frame of the bicycle memorial juxtaposed against the soft, dusty hues of the desert landscape immediately caught my attention. What retained it was a hand-painted sign […]

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Carter Wedding
Rachael Maney Mar 13, 2020

The Washington Post, Capital Gazette, and Baltimore Sun (amongst others) don’t tell what we feel are the important parts of the story explaining the catastrophic and fatal crash caused by motorist Carl Leslie Behler (driving a 2015 GMC Yukon XL) when he crossed the double yellow and hit 7 of our dear friends who were […]

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Biking Advocates at Work
Ann Groninger Feb 27, 2020

If you recall from my last blog post, a small group of bicyclists in the Lake Norman area was spurred by the tragic death of on of our own to take action. We started out with a lot of ideas and energy that needed channeling. Just a little more than a month after our first […]

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Distracted Driving
Timmy Finch Feb 10, 2020

As a bicycle crash attorney, I spend a lot of time thinking of ways to prevent bike crashes. As a cyclist who rides almost everywhere I go for all of my daily errands, it is personal to me as well. Many people say that education is the key. Awareness of cycling laws should be part […]

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Bike Law Javier Lopez
Rachael Maney Feb 09, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Intent isn’t synonymous with harm: 5 words that have resonated with me since I heard Bike Law Texas attorney Charlie Thomas say them. They could not be more true. Javi might never get answers to some very important questions: Why did the Deputy Sheriff arrest, handcuff, and throw him in jail? […]

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Lauri Boxer-Macomber Nov 17, 2019

Today, we at Bike Law join the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (“FEVR”) in commemorating the 2019 World Day of Remembrance, honoring and remembering the many millions of people killed, injured and impacted by traffic crashes, and recognizing that “life is not a car part.”    We ask you to watch and pass along this […]

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Lauri Boxer-Macomber Nov 07, 2019

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, the family of Kathleen (“Kate”) Kirsch placed a ghost bike in her honor near the site of the tragic September 13, 2019 motor vehicle operator versus bicyclist collision that ultimately led to the loss of her life. Ghost bikes are public memorials parked on public ways near fatal crash sites […]

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Rachael Maney Nov 01, 2019

November 1, 2019: Daylight Savings ends this Sunday, November 3rd, and we are counting down to fewer day time hours and the most dangerous time of year to ride a bike in the U.S. With approximately 65% of all crashes occurring in low light conditions, and the number of fatal crashes at a 30 year […]

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Letter to Media Page 1
Rachael Maney Oct 28, 2019

CLICK HERE FOR .PDF OF THE LETTER. [CLICK AGAIN ON THE .PDF AFTER JUMP FOR DOWNLOADABLE VERSION] To all members of the media and Associated Press: Crash fatalities amongst cyclists and pedestrians are at a 30 year high with more than 2 people on bikes being killed every day and pedestrians at an alarming rate […]

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PF cutting
Bruce Hagen Oct 23, 2019

In the quaint downtown of Hogansville, Georgia, the memories of a once thriving economy are visible at every turn, from the old Opera House to the Royal Theater.   In this quiet corner of Troup County, south of the hustle and bustle of Newnan and the revitalized town of Senoia, Hogansville sits like a memory […]

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