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Charlie Thomas May 17, 2017

Charlie answers a frequently asked question whether one may legally ride a bicycle on highway Interstate 10 and other freeways in Texas.

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Charlie Thomas Oct 17, 2014

  At approximately 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 56 year-old Bobby Brooks pedaled his bicycle down Hansen Road in Houston, Texas. This stretch of Hansen is primarily light-industrial and only blocks from the end of Runway 22 at Houston’s William Hobby Airport. As Mr. Brooks rode down Hansen and into the intersection with […]

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Charlie Thomas Aug 26, 2014

As both a bicycle accident attorney and advocate for safer riding, I previously prepared an article to serve as an overview of the laws that apply to riders while bicycling in Texas. We now focus on cities that have passed their own book of laws that also apply to bicyclists. This article focuses on relevant […]

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Charlie Thomas Jul 24, 2014

As both a bicycle accident attorney and advocate for safer riding, I previously prepared an article to serve as an overview of the laws that apply to riders while bicycling in Texas. Now, let’s delve into cities that have passed their own book of laws that also apply to bicyclists. This article focuses on relevant […]

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Charlie Thomas Jun 18, 2014

As both a bicycle accident attorney and advocate for safer riding, I prepared this article to serve as an overview of the laws that apply to riders while bicycling in Texas. Fault of the Motorist or Bicyclist in a Crash that Affects Recovery In any accident, the question of fault or liability asks who was […]

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Charlie Thomas May 13, 2014

As a bicycle accident attorney, I often find myself in conversations with bicyclists about whether riding under the influence is legal. This topic has recently gained steam, especially with the introduction of more bicycle lanes in urban areas (connecting residences to watering holes) and the growing popularity of pub crawls such as the monthly Critical […]

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Charlie Thomas May 08, 2014

On the national stage, Texas is known for having an active and populous cycling community. Despite this, Texas has recently taken a step backwards in bicycle friendliness compared with other states. In national rankings released earlier this month by the League of American Bicyclists, Texas fell sharply. Texas dropped 11 spots since last year to number […]

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