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Improving Cyclist Safety Through Infrastructure in the Bay Area

Posted on April 4, 2024 in Blog

Earlier this year, Oakland city officials broke ground on a $20.9 million project that re-envisions 14th Street. Will it keep Bay Area cyclists safer? That’s what city officials and the Oakland cycling community are hoping for. The project, which is expected to finish in fall 2025, includes separated bike lanes, better pedestrian crossings, sidewalk improvements,…

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5 Ways to Practice Self Advocacy in Healthcare After a Bicycle Crash

Posted on March 29, 2024 in Blog

Bicycle accidents can leave victims with scars – both mental and physical – that require vital healthcare, but sometimes getting the right treatment can be a challenge. For example, a “mild” traumatic brain injury (TBI) can come with symptoms that last months. Extended anxiety or headaches are frustrating and without proper care can potentially interfere…

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3 New Promising Treatments for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted on March 1, 2024 in TBI

When it comes to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), they can be as unique as the person they are affecting. For some, a mild TBI, sometimes called a concussion, will resolve with a day or so of rest and over-the-counter pain relievers, but other times symptoms — mental and physical — can linger for months or…

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Does Bike-Friendly Infrastructure Improve Safety On the Road? 

Posted on February 22, 2024 in Blog,Safety

In 2020, the United States experienced nearly a thousand cyclist fatalities, and the rate has been on the incline since, especially in urban places where bicycles and cars collide more often than ever.  It’s harder to tell how many cyclists are involved in some kind of crash with a car that doesn’t result in a…

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Can a Cyclist’s Traumatic Brain Injury Elevate Risk for Behavioral Conditions?

Posted on February 16, 2024 in Blog

A bicycle crash is sure to induce some feelings of anxiety or depression, but new scientific evidence suggests that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) — even ones considered to be “mild” by health experts — may have some correlation to the development of behavioral disorders, including anxiety, depression, and ADHD, months or years after the initial…

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How Cyclists Can Stay Visible On The Road

Posted on February 7, 2024 in Blog,Safety

When the weather turns foggy or rainy across the Bay Area or day melts into dusk, what you’re wearing or how you equip your bicycle might be top of mind. But staying visible to drivers and other road users even when it’s a perfectly clear day is crucial to enhancing safety.  There are California laws…

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Can New Car Technology Prevent Cyclist Doorings?

Posted on January 30, 2024 in Blog

One of the biggest threats to a cyclist can be a parked car. But “doorings” – which occur when a vehicle driver or passenger opens their door into a cyclist’s right of way causing the cyclist to crash – have increasingly become a problem car companies are seeking to prevent through new technology.  Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai,…

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