• The Cyclist Lawyer, Megan Hottman: What to do about Cyclists behaving Badly?

    Submitted by 303cycling on April 13th, 2018

    Megan Hottma, Cyclist Lawyer, shares this short video on being a Bike Ambassador. Read more

    • What to do if harassed or threatened by a motorist

      Submitted by 303cycling on March 21st, 2018

      At one point or another we’ve all uttered some version of this sentence: “I wasn’t hit, but I was harassed, yelled at, honked at, buzzed, menaced, or otherwise threatened.” But what can you do?

      The truth is, being harassed, buzzed (passed so closely from behind, that the hair stands up on your arm and neck), yelled at, incessantly honked at, had objects thrown at you (beer bottles and fireworks among the most common), or any other variety of these types of behaviors, is REALLY, REALLY SCARY to a cyclist out riding their bike. Read more

      • How to Plan your Bike Commute Route

        Submitted by 303cycling on March 16th, 2018

        Planning your commuting route can be challenging, especially if you are just getting started. Hottman Law’s Bike Ambassadors member, Marieke, shares her tips and provides web sites to help map out your commute. Read more

        • When is it Legal to Ride Bikes Two Abreast?

          Submitted by 303cycling on February 27th, 2018

          Golden’s Cyclist-Lawyer Megan Hottman explains the often-confusing question, When is it OK for cyclists to ride side-by-side and when is it advised to ride single file? Read more

          • Understanding the Cycling 3 Foot Rule

            Submitted by 303cycling on February 20th, 2018

            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

            • Bike Lanes – Was NYC Negligent? Colorado Attorney Provides Perspective

              Submitted by 303cycling on February 6th, 2018

              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

              • How to Handle Drivers with Road Rage

                Submitted by 303cycling on November 30th, 2017

                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