In effect since 2009, Colorado law requires drivers to give cyclists at least 3 feet of space when passing.
Megan discusses this important traffic safety law and offers advice on what a motorist should do if it’s not possible to give 3 feet when passing. Read more
Can cities be held more accountable for safe bike lanes?
Last year, eight people died and 11 were injured while on a bike path in New York City. Now, the victims and surviving relatives plan to sue claiming that the city did not do enough to protect people in the bike lane.
Read what Megan Hottman has to say about the city’s responsibility in Bicycling Magazine – “NYC Bike-Lane Attack Victims Sue the City for More Than $600 Million” Read more
Most cyclists also drive cars. Many motorists also ride bikes. We all want to get where we’re going, safely.
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Results from a University of South Florida study do not support the assumption that cyclists are reckless rule-breakers. According to the study, bicyclists were in compliance with traffic laws 88 percent of the time during the day and 87 percent of the time at night. Read on for additional interesting findings. Read more
Sneak Peak: Safe Cycling Video coming this week from @cyclist_lawyer #ridesafe #drivesafe
Cyclist , Robert Kantor, was hit riding in Evergreen recently. While doing all he could to keep himself safe on the roads, he was still the victim of a hit and run. While the road to recovery will be long, he is glad to be alive. Read more
From the Times Call
By Amy Bounds/Camera Staff Writer
A bicyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash this morning south of Longmont near Plateau Road and Moonstone Court, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Read more
Angry drivers are always scary but far more so when you’re on a bike. Here’s how to safely get out of a bad situation.
BY JOE LINDSEY
It’s a sad commentary that almost any cyclist can tell a story of a time when a driver was verbally or physically aggressive toward them. In fact, most of us can tell that story from a time when we were in a car, too. A 2016 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found some 80 percent of drivers expressed “significant anger, aggression, or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year.” What’s worse is that according to the study, an estimated eight million US drivers engaged in “extreme” road rage, such as purposely hitting another vehicle. Read more
BOULDER, Colo. Reposted from CBS local On an average day the stretch of Highway 36 from Boulder to Lyons sees 16,000 cars and as many as 600 cyclists all sharing the roads. Nearby, new signs are being piloted by Boulder County to help educate drivers and cyclists. Most days Steve Young and Bill Kellagher rideRead More