California Is the Nation’s 4th Most Bicycle-Friendly State in 2022

California Is the Nation's 4th Most Bicycle-Friendly State in 2022

California has proven again that we’re one of the nation’s most bicycle-friendly states. The 2022 annual report from the League of American Bicyclists ranks California 4th in the U.S. for bicycle-friendliness. This isn’t just a feel-good title. It comes from a careful review of California bicycle laws, infrastructure, education, policies, and planning. To create its […]

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$300,000 Settlement for San Francisco Bicycle vs. Auto Accident

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An emergency room doctor is usually the one providing lifesaving medical care for the community’s injured people. But in this bicycle vs. auto accident story, the doctor is the injured patient! A 32-year old ER doctor was riding his bicycle near the intersection of Arguello Boulevard and Cornwall Street in San Francisco, California. Suddenly, a […]

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

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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

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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 is the Safety Stop Bill AB 122?

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Have you heard about California’s proposed safety stop bill? California AB 122 would legalize the safety stop, which is already legal for bicyclists in many other states. If the bill passes, it will impact all California road users – not just cyclists! Here’s what you need to know about how it would work for everyone, […]

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What Happens if a Drunk Cyclist Hits a Pedestrian?

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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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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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Cyclist Hit By a Car? These 10 California Bike Laws Protect You!

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For a cyclist, being hit by a car is an absolute nightmare. But here’s a bit of good news. A California bicycle injury attorney can help you put the state’s bike laws to work for you. California has some of the most progressive and protective bicycle-related laws in the nation. When a car hits you, […]

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Bicycle and Pedestrian-Friendly Laws in California

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For cyclists and pedestrians, a traffic crash is devastating. Your body is no match for the force of a car or truck, and a severe accident can leave you with extensive injuries and emotional trauma that changes the course of your life.  In almost every bicycle or pedestrian accident with serious injuries, someone was in […]

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