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Year: 2019

Cyclist Killed while Riding on Freeway

Posted on November 24, 2019 in Blog

On 11/23/19 around 8:14 PM, CHP Golden Gate Communications center advised there was metal debris blocking the middle lanes of I-80 westbound, just east of Richmond Parkway. CHP Oakland units responded to the scene. A preliminary investigation revealed a male was riding a bicycle on I-80 westbound when he was struck by a passing vehicle….

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Two Cyclists Killed Same day in Hit-and-Run Crashes in Bay Area

Posted on November 22, 2019 in Blog

Hit and Run Bicycle Accidents in the Bay Area Cyclists are being victimized by hit-and-run drivers in the Bay Area at an alarming rate. Across the country, hit-and-run accidents are up a horrific 60 percent since 2009. Experts are at odds as to why, but the increase is real and it shows no end in…

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Cyclist Hit While Riding in Middle of the Road

Posted on November 19, 2019 in Blog

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A man is dead after being hit by an SUV while riding his bicycle Friday night, according to the Sacramento Police Department. Officials said the crash happened near the U.S. Social Security Administration building on Folsom Boulevard around 7:47 p.m. A Chevrolet Suburban was traveling east on Folsom Boulevard when it…

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E-Bikes Allowed on All Marin County Pathways

Posted on October 25, 2019 in Blog

The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a number of amendments to the Marin County Code that includes allowing e-bikes on all of the county’s multi-use paved pathways. The vote was taken after a September 24, 2019, hearing on the amendments which were recommended by the Marin County Parks and Open Space Commission. The commission…

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Petaluma Bike Accidents with Big Rigs

Posted on October 19, 2019 in Blog

The scores of big rigs traveling on our nation’s streets and highways pose a problem for cyclists because of the size and weight difference. A fully loaded big rig can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs, which is 400 times heavier than the average bike and rider. This means that even a small bump can…

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New Law Gives Money for Old Cars to Buy E-Bikes

Posted on October 5, 2019 in Blog

A bill signed into law on September 10, 2019, by the governor of California allows residents to turn in their old gas-guzzling, carbon-emitting automobiles in for a voucher to buy an e-bike or pedal bike. Vouchers for old cars isn’t new as a previous program gave vouchers to purchase electric cars and other “mobility options.”…

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Cyclist Killed in Dooring Accident in Oakland

Posted on October 5, 2019 in Blog

OAKLAND, CA — A 24-year-old bicyclist was killed Thursday evening after he hit the open door of a car parked on Fruitvale Avenue and was ejected into traffic, police said. The Oakland man, whose name has not been released, was riding a bike southbound in the 1800 block of Fruitvale about 6:50 p.m. when he…

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