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12 Eye Opening Statistics About Being Hit by a Car on Bike

Posted on January 11, 2016 in Blog

Bicycling presents a fantastic opportunity for exercise and green transportation, but the activity also leads to hundreds of deaths across the US each year. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s data indicates an increasing trend in “pedalcyclist” fatalities. Consider these 12 car-bicycle accident statistics before you head out in the San Francisco area…

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Two Bay Area Biking Stories in the News and What To Learn from Them

Posted on January 6, 2016 in Bicycle News,Blog

Bay Area news outlets survey bike and motor vehicle accidents when they occur, particularly when they involve serious injuries and/or lead to traffic congestion. However, these media reports often fail to contextualize these crashes and help readers understand what they mean and how they can prompt better safety habits. Below, we report on two scary…

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Get around safely for free on New Year’s Eve

Posted on December 31, 2015 in Blog,Safety

  If you plan to hit the town on New Year’s Eve, you and thousands of other party-goers will face the question of how to get safely home after midnight. When it’s impossible to get a cab or an Uber, it might be tempting to just hop in a car and get home — but…

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Common bicycle accidents: how to avoid getting hit at a red light

Posted on December 29, 2015 in Blog,Safety

  Even as many cities become more bicycle friendly, there are still all kinds of accidents that happen when bikes and cars are occupying the same spaces. Because each moves around the city differently, it is important for car drivers and cyclists to be aware of the most common kinds of bicycle accidents that can…

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