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Bicycle Commuters Are Six Times Healthier Than Other Commuters

posted by Claude Wyle, on March 29, 2017

Our firm represents many cyclists who have been injured in San Francisco bicycle accidents. So, how can we still encourage commuting by bike? Because, other than bicycle accidents, bicycle commuters have been found to be exponentially healthier than other commuters, and more bicycle riding could help reduce our community’s health…

San Francisco’s First Elevated Bike Lane

posted by Claude Wyle, on January 7, 2016

San Francisco just took bike safety to new heights, literally. The city’s Municipal Transportation Agency just debuted it’s first ever raised bike path, in an attempt to provide a few blocks of protection in the heart of downtown. The lane stretches along Market Street, from Gough to 12th, and is…

Tips for Cyclists: How To Avoid Bicycle Accidents

posted by Claude Wyle, on October 25, 2015

If you’ve read my posts about bicycle accidents before, checked out my blog, or even browsed my website, you know that one of my greatest goals is to reduce injuries and fatalities due to bicycle collisions, through making persons and companies and public entities accountable when they needlessly endanger bicycle…

Bikes v. Pedestrians, the Debate, and Your Thoughts?

posted by Claude Wyle, on October 21, 2015

As my clients know, I’m not just a bicycle advocate, and not just a pedestrian advocate, I am a safety advocate. And when we’re navigating the busy (and sometimesdangerous) streets of San Francisco, safety is much more important than whether we are walking, pedaling, or driving. I’m of the opinion…

Manteca Driver Charged in Fatal Car vs. Bike Crash

posted by Claude Wyle, on October 7, 2015

A Manteca woman has been charged in connection with a collision that killed a cyclist, according to an official announcement by the County of Contra Costa District Attorney’s office. The District Attorney’s office charged Ms. Alyssa Densmore, a 26 year old driver from Manteca, with one count of misdemeanor vehicular…

Bicycle Safety Law Approved in California Assembly

posted by Claude Wyle, on September 7, 2012

I am pleased to report that on Monday, August 27th the California Assembly approved the new three-foot passing bill by a 54-24 vote after a heated and lengthy debate. The preceeding try to pass this law was Senate Bill 910 which I discussed back in September 2011, and which was…

Bikes, California Law, and You

posted by Claude Wyle, on October 14, 2009

I was recently reminded that many California bicyclists are not well-versed in bike law. For example, many understand that a public entity would not be liable-that is, be responsible for personal injuries-to a person who participates in a hazardous recreational activity. (Govt. Code sec. 831.7(a).) Hazardous recreational activity is defined…

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