Slow Streets: What They Are and the Push to Make Them Permanent

San Francisco is a global trendsetter when it comes to devising innovative ways to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe on city streets. In the past 10 years, the city has launched more than 30 road improvement projects, plus 130 miles of new bike and pedestrian zones. San Francisco spends more than $25 million per year […]

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$499,000 Settlement in a Bicycle vs. Delivery Truck Accident

When a delivery truck collides with a bicyclist, the cyclist is lucky to survive. An accident like this can cause severe bodily injury, not to mention emotional trauma, for the cyclist. This was the situation for one of our clients, an avid cyclist who rode his bike to work each morning down Market Street in […]

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What Happens if a Drunk Cyclist Hits a Pedestrian?

Here’s something you might not realize: Drunk driving laws apply to cyclists, too. Under California Vehicle Code 21200.5, when you’re too intoxicated to ride your bike safely, you’re breaking the law. Alcohol and drugs can turn cyclists into dangerous drivers, just like anyone else on the road. And intoxicated cyclists pose a particular risk to […]

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$485,000 SETTLEMENT FOR Bicycle vs. Commercial Vehicle Accident

$485,000 SETTLEMENT FOR Bicycle vs. Commercial Vehicle Accident

A 38-year-old direct sourcing senior manager at Apple, Inc., and avid bicyclist suffered serious injuries in a Bicycle vs. Commercial Vehicle accident in San Francisco, California. The cyclist was riding his bicycle on Twin Peaks Boulevard through the intersection of Panorama Drive when out of nowhere a commercial vehicle conducted a left turn right in […]

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I Was Injured on My Bike by Another Cyclist. What Can I Do?

I Was Injured on My Bike by Another Cyclist. What Can I Do?

When you think of a bicycle accident, you probably think of a bicyclist taking a tumble or colliding with a car. But bicycle vs. bicycle accidents are surprisingly common in the crowded streets of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Generally speaking, California requires bicyclists to follow the same rules of the road as motorists. Bicyclists […]

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San Francisco is Seeing a Rise in Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths

San Francisco is Seeing a Rise in Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths

San Francisco can be a dangerous place for pedestrians and cyclists. The Bay area is seeing an uptick in fatal road accidents involving people who are walking and riding bikes. In 2017, there were 20 traffic fatalities within the city and county of San Francisco. In 2018 and 2019, the number of traffic deaths rose […]

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$420,000 SETTLEMENT FOR Bicycle vs. Bicycle Accident in San Francisco

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A 38-year-old creative producer and avid bicyclist was on her way to work in San Francisco, California, commuting alongside several other cyclists as she did every morning for the last 18 years. She had just passed the intersection of Mission and 8th Streets when another cyclists’ unsecured bungee cord wrapped around the young professional’s handlebars, […]

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What is AB 3153, the Bike Parking Bill?

Bike Parking Bill

The California Assembly recently passed AB 3153, a bill to increase the number of bicycle parking spots and other innovative parking features near new buildings. Now the bill heads to the Senate for a hearing. AB 3153 could ease traffic congestion on city streets, benefit low-income Californians, and help protect the environment. Let’s look at […]

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$500k San Francisco Bicycle Accident Settlement for Software Engineer

500K bike settlement

A 27-year-old robotics software engineer suffered serious injuries in a bicycle accident at the intersection of Bayshore Boulevard and Helena Street in San Francisco, California. The young software engineer was riding his bicycle in a marked bicycle lane when a negligent driver failed to yield and made an unsafe left turn into heavy oncoming traffic, […]

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$100,000 Settlement for Bicycle vs. San Francisco Taxi Accident

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A 34-year-old merchandiser and avid bicyclist was riding home one evening when she suffered serious injuries in a bicycle vs. auto accident at Harrison Street and 25th Street in San Francisco, California. A taxi driver drove up behind from behind her while she was riding her bicycle lawfully in the right hand side of the […]

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