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Archive: Bike Law Georgia

Commuter Bike
Bruce Hagen May 29, 2018

Recently, my wife and I moved into a new home that’s closer to my office, which has allowed me to start commuting by bike.  I rode my bike to and from my office 4 consecutive days before my schedule forced me back into the car. My hope and plan is to commute by bike at […]

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Atlanta's Bike Czar
Bruce Hagen Apr 19, 2018

Who is looking for a great job in a dynamic city with a great opportunity to make bicycle advocacy not just a passion, but a full time, rewarding and well-paying job?   The City of Atlanta is in search of a a new Chief Bicycle Officer to replace the outgoing CBO, Superstar Becky Katz, who after […]

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Bruce Hagen Mar 14, 2018

Georgia Bicycle Laws   I find myself in what some people might describe as an odd position.  As a lawyer, I represent people who have suffered injuries while riding bicycles due to the negligent actions of others, mainly car drivers.   However, as an advocate for safe cycling, I spend a lot of time trying to […]

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Investigating the Police Chase That Caused a Bicycle Fatality in Atlanta
Bruce Hagen Nov 09, 2017

Bike Law Georgia calls for a thorough investigation into the underlying circumstances that led to the driver fleeing the police that ultimately lead to this fatality.

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Atlanta Highway Collapse Help Bicycle Commuting
Bruce Hagen Apr 26, 2017

The recent Atlanta highway collapse emphasizes the need for public transit and increases the likely hood you’ll encounter distracted drivers on your bike rides.

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2017 BeltGrind Ride Recap
Bruce Hagen Apr 10, 2017

The first annual “BeltGrind” ride on April 2nd was billed as a “Bicycle Odyssey through Southern Space and Time” and, oddly enough, lived up to its billing.

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2017 National Bike Summit Recap
Bruce Hagen Mar 31, 2017

Tyler Dewey, Executive Director of BikeAthens, joins us in a guest post to recap the 2017 National Bike Summit where women were in the spotlight and bikes finally being viewed as change agents from all levels of society.

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Cycling Law Enforcement Training in Georgia
Bruce Hagen Feb 10, 2017

This past November, Fulton County elected a new sheriff. (Yes, there’s literally a New Sheriff in Town.) During the run-up to the election, one of the candidates posted a tasteless video of John Wayne shooting guns and seemingly taking out cyclists. This created a huge backlash. One of the candidates for Sheriff, Ted Jackson, came […]

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Bruce Hagen May 20, 2016

I recently had the chance to meet a passionate bicyclist named Max Mcallister.   Max is, by all accounts, the real deal when it comes to bicycling and bike culture and is definitely a Bike Law kind of guy.   He rides every day.   He seeks out challenges.   He rides through pain and, occasionally, injury.    He gives […]

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Bruce Hagen Apr 07, 2016

A Man Died Today.   I / Bruce didn’t know him.   So why am I so sad? John Harsch was killed doing something that he apparently loved. Riding his bicycle.   I use the word “apparently” because I didn’t know him.   But there are a lot of things I know about him without having to have met […]

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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 Jan 07, 2016

Legal Help In Georgia Bicycle Accident Cases Georgia Bike Law attorney Ken Rosskopf is a bike rider and lawyer. For more than two decades he has represented Atlanta-area bicyclists injured due to the negligence of others, due to road defects, or due to defective bicycles. Ken is sometimes called the “Dean” of Atlanta bike accidents because of his knowledge and […]

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