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Year: 2018

Cyclist Struck at Crosswalk in Pittsburg, California

Posted on November 2, 2018 in Bicycle Accidents

A car struck and killed cyclist in or near a crosswalk in Pittsburg, California, shortly before 11:30 pm on Friday, October 26, 2018. The driver of the car was traveling North on Kirker Pass Road toward downtown Pittsburg and, according to the Police at the scene, had a green light at Castlewood Drive and struck…

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Cyclist Run Over By Dump Truck in West Santa Rosa

Posted on November 2, 2018 in Bicycle Accidents

A dump truck struck and killed a cyclist in the crosswalk at Stoney Point Rd. in west Santa Rosa just after noon on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. According to witnesses, the driver of the dump truck was turning right onto Stoney Point Rd. from the off-ramp of Luther Burbank Highway after waiting for a green…

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A Primer On San José’s New Bike Lanes

Posted on October 19, 2018 in Blog

New green bike-protected lanes are starting to appear all over San José in late 2018. Unfortunately, many motorists are having difficulties figuring out where to park their cars, often leading to unnecessary traffic jams and accidents. Since the current signs and meters in San José are close to the bike-protected lanes, some drivers mistakenly assume…

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Electric Scooters Return to San Francisco in Pilot Program 2018

Posted on October 18, 2018 in Infrastructure

Hundreds of dockless electric scooters have been re-introduced onto San Francisco’s streets early on October 15, 2018. These e-scooters are a part of a yearlong pilot program designed to assess the safety of e-scooters in the Golden City. For this pilot program, the SFMTA requested applications to figure out which e-scooter companies would be the…

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Are E-Scooters Eco-Friendly? Indiana University Investigates

Posted on October 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

One of the key selling points for shareable electric scooters is that they are a more eco-friendly way of getting around compared with buses and cars. Recent research out of Indiana University (IU), however, suggests e-scooters might not be as eco-conscious as some companies claim. Scientists at IU examined numerous e-scooters around campus and compared…

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Olivehurst Cyclist Killed in Hit and Run Crash

Posted on October 16, 2018 in Bicycle Accidents

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, a cyclist in Olivehurst California was hit by two vehicles. Tragically, the cyclist was pronounced dead at Rideout Memorial Hospital. According to The Sacrmaneto Bee, the cyclist was hit by a car who fled the scene. Shortly thereafter, a second vehicle hit the cyclist who was lying in the road….

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CHP Receives Grant To Improve Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety

Posted on October 14, 2018 in Safety

Thanks to a new federal grant, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be stepping up its safety initiatives for cyclists and pedestrians. Public safety officials hope these programs will dramatically reduce California’s pedestrian and cyclist fatalities. Created by the California Office of Traffic Safety, this grant is called the California Pedestrian and Bicyclist Enforcement and…

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