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Bicycle Accidents in Northern California

Posted on August 24, 2020 in Bicycle Accidents

Northern California can serve up some of the most beautiful bicycle rides in the world.  Whether you prefer the fresh, sea air on a coastal trip or the cool, crisp air on a higher elevation ride NorCal aims to please. A biking vacation can provide plenty of routes to lead you away from the gridlock…

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Fatal Hit and Run Accidents in Cupertino

Posted on August 20, 2020 in Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists should be ensured a safe trip no matter when they choose to take their ride.  Yet, statistics show there are safer times to be on the road and potentially more dangerous times. After dark is always a hazardous time for a ride.  There’s usually much less traffic, but if motorists claim they have trouble…

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Fatal Bicycle Accidents at Night in Stockton

Posted on August 18, 2020 in Bicycle Accidents

A bicycle accident can be dangerous at any time of day.  As long as there are distracted drivers out, a rider must be cautious at all times. A nighttime ride can be particularly treacherous. Bicycle collision statistics show that 6 pm to 9 pm is the most dangerous time to be out on a bike,…

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Protected Intersections in Oakland

Posted on August 12, 2020 in Bicycle News

A measure to shrink intersections for Oakland motorists and expand them for pedestrians and cyclists is getting positive results. A new study shows the new traffic measures along Chinatown streets are forcing motorists to yield to safety. Protected Intersections for Oakland Cyclists The protected intersections project installed five safer intersection designs around the Lake Merritt…

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Should Bicyclists Wear Masks in California?

Posted on July 31, 2020 in Bicycle News

A long, sweaty ride through the Bay Area is tough enough to endure, but should bicyclists wear masks as an addition to their gear during a worldwide pandemic? Most people who exercise find a mask makes the efforts that much harder.  Breathing through any material can restrict oxygen and build heat quickly.  At the very…

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Fell Street Bike Lane Open for Riders

Posted on July 31, 2020 in Bicycle News

A temporary protected bike lane was approved on Fell Street in mid-July.  Now the new Fell Street bike lane is welcoming bikes. It runs for about a mile between Baker Street and Shrader Street. It’s an attempt to space all travelers out after overcrowding during the shelter-in place-orders of 2020. The lane allows pedestrians and…

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Confusion Over Alameda “Bike Lanes” or “Outdoor Dining Area”

Posted on July 31, 2020 in Bicycle News

Alameda is taking steps to give downtown restaurants a helping hand in attracting customers. This move may eventually pave the way for better pedestrian and bicycle access too. But there has been some confusion in the implementation. New Lines Painted for Outdoor Seating Areas The city has redesigned Park Street to provide restaurants with socially-distant…

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