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Year: 2016

Two Bay Area Biking Stories in the News and What To Learn from Them

Posted on January 6, 2016 in Bicycle News,Blog

Bay Area news outlets survey bike and motor vehicle accidents when they occur, particularly when they involve serious injuries and/or lead to traffic congestion. However, these media reports often fail to contextualize these crashes and help readers understand what they mean and how they can prompt better safety habits. Below, we report on two scary…

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Bike Theft

Posted on January 3, 2016 in Law

Because of their value, ease of transport, and ease of resale, bicycles are popular targets for theft.   Bicycle theft can be the broken down into two primary categories, theft of bicycles (theft of the bicycle frame and/or component parts) and theft from bicycles (theft of accessories such as lights, baskets, and data recorders). In…

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Mandatory Helmet Laws: A Controversial Topic

Posted on January 2, 2016 in Law

While there is much agreement as to the appropriateness of mandatory helmet laws for children, mandatory helmet laws for adults are one of the most controversial topics in the world of cycling.  Proponents argue that helmets help prevent and/or lessen the effects of head injuries and that therefore helmet use is a valid legal requirement for cyclists of all ages….

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