The League of American Bicyclists is the national sponsor of Bike Month and is promoting:
Bike-to-Work Week 2011 from May 16-20
Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 20
Bicycle commuting to work is good for the biker and good for the community. National Bike Month spreads knowledge and incentive to potential bike commuters. Hundreds of U.S. cities have been successful in increasing bicycle commuters by offering enticements on Bike-to-Work Day. San Francisco is a bicycle friendly city.
A study published by the San Diego Association of Governments showed that one out of five people who participated in their Bike-to-Work Day promotion…
Market Street and Octavia Boulevard is the Joan Rivers of San Francisco intersections, says an article in The Bay Citizen Bike Accident Tracker. No matter how much work is done on it, this dangerous bicycle intersection is still a wreck and is causing bicycle accidents in San Francisco.
The intersection was the site of the most bike accidents over the past two years. The primary cause is cars making illegal right turns from Market Street onto the Octavia freeway onramp, while cyclists are cruising along together down the side of Market Street in the bike lane.
Much attention has been…
Up until very recently, the message seemed to be, “commute by bicycle at your own risk!” More people bike in San Francisco every year. The statistics have grown 60% since 2006 according to a previously published article in the Bay Citizen.
Finally, San Francisco is installing new bike lanes after winning a four-year legal battle. Innovations like separated lanes on San Francisco’s Market Street aim to make bicycle commutes less dangerous.
Despite all of the accidents, many bikers and drivers disagree over whose behavior needs to change most.
As a San Francisco Bicycle Accident AttorneyI am a strong …
I am proud to announce that the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) recently granted approval for me to form and chair a new bicycle litigation group within CAOC. Consumer Attorneys of California is comprised of more than 3,000 attorneys who represent plaintiffs and consumers seeking recovery in a variety of civil cases related to issues such as: bicycle accidents; motor vehicle accidents; pedestrian accidents; wrongful death; defective products and drugs; job-related injuries; dangerous premises; civil rights violations; wrongful acts of financial institutions and insurance companies; and medical malpractice.
These types of cases frequently place individual plaintiffs up against large companies who…
Google Maps has offered routes specifically for bikes since the beginning of 2010.
In the age of riding your bicycle with your iPhone in your back pocket with easy accessibility to Google Maps, cyclists can plot out the best route for their rides, including the topography and traffic conditions. San Francisco is one of the first cities on these maps!
As stated in the 24-7 press release, cycling advocates, many of whom had been petitioning Google for years to add this feature, were ecstatic. As reported by Mary Catherine O’Connor at wired.com, Andy Clarke, president of the League…