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Year: 2019

Police Focus to Make Streets Safer for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Posted on August 15, 2019 in Blog

In August, 2019, the San Francisco Police Department will perform prioritized enforcement of traffic violations in certain safety hot spots around the city. These areas have been identified by police where a higher number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents and injuries have occurred. In those areas on five specific days, August 5, 13, 21, 15…

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Sacramento Focuses On Sidewalk Safety Before E-Scooter Increase

Posted on August 9, 2019 in Blog

Before an influx of new JUMP devices hit the streets in 2019, Sacramento leaders are ramping up safety initiatives to hopefully protect locals. The main issue police want to address is using e-scooters on sidewalks. Since e-scooters are defined as motorized vehicles, it’s illegal to ride them on sidewalks. Instead, e-scooter riders need to travel…

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Lyft Pulls Ebikes Two Months After Launch in San Francisco

Posted on August 1, 2019 in Bicycle News

In the wake of two battery fires on its ebikes, Lyft has announced that it is pulling its pink bikes, operating under the name Bay Wheels. One fire happened today, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, four days after the first fire. In the first fire that took place Saturday, July 27, at Folsom and Second streets,…

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Injured Bicyclist hit again in Fatal Ambulance Trip

Posted on July 30, 2019 in Bicycle Accidents

A cyclist was being transported by an ambulance after being hit by a car on Thursday, July 25. Just minutes into the ride to the hospital, the ambulance was struck by a vehicle injuring all five occupants of the ambulance including additional injuries to the cyclist. The cyclist was transported to the hospital in another…

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Cyclist Hit by Two Cars Dies

Posted on July 25, 2019 in Bicycle Accidents

A cyclist was struck by one car and then another Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 12:15 a.m. and died from his injuries. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Petaluma Hill Road at Hopi Trail just northeast of Rohnert Park. CHP also says that it looked like the cyclist was riding in…

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Cyclist Sent to Trauma Center in Collision with Car

Posted on July 23, 2019 in Bicycle Accidents

A bicycle and car collided Friday, July 26, 2019, around 8:30 a.m. in south San Francisco, seriously injuring the cyclist. The accident happened on San Mateo Avenue at Lowrie Avenue. The details of the crash are unknown, but according to police, the driver of the motor vehicle stayed at the scene and cooperated with the…

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