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Bike Accidents: What to Do If You Have Been Injured

In the San Fernando Valley, more and more residents are “going green” and using their bikes to cruise around town. Whether riding to a new spot on Ventura Blvd for dinner or meeting friends for brunch on Calabasas Road,...more

GLOBAL: Cycling Independent Reform Commission report

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has now published the report and recommendations of the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC)....more

California’s “Three Feet For Safety Act” Now In Effect

California’s “Three Feet For Safety Act” went into effect Tuesday, requiring drivers to keep at least three feet away from on-road bicycles when passing. Where roadway conditions do not allow for passing while maintaining the...more

No More Bike Or Pedestrian Cases? Where Do I Sign Up?

Vision Zero and the idea that we can do a better job for everyone on our streets by reducing fatalities and injuries - There’s a video short that made the internet rounds titled “I’m on a M-Fing bike.” It is a...more

NYPD Cracking Down on Bicyclists Who Don’t Follow Rules of the Road

If you bike ride in Manhattan be aware that the NYPD is cracking down on cyclists who pedal through red lights, ride on sidewalks and make fast turns around corners. Bike related violations have skyrocketed this past month to...more

Taxing Bike Share Programs

A bike share program allows a customer to rent a bicycle at Point A, use it for a short amount of time, and then return it to one of many other spots in the same city. Most commonly these programs are in big cities such as...more

What Impact Can Social Media Have on a Trademark Dispute?

Social media weighs in on the dispute over use of the mark ROUBAIX in connection with bicycles. A lawsuit was brought by Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc. (“Specialized”) who owned the registration for the mark in Canada...more

A bridge too far – Cyclist’s fall off bridge

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has held in Collins v Clarence Valley Council (No 3) [2013] NSWSC 1682 that Clarence Valley Council was not negligent for Dr Collins falling off a bridge when the wheel of her bicycle...more

AB 417 Adds Statutory CEQA Exemption for Bicycle Transportation Plans

On October 7, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 417 (“AB 417”) authored by Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) that streamlines the CEQA process for bicycle transportation plans. ...more

You Should Know - May 2013

In This Issue: - Keys to a Safe Ride - 6 Rules of the Road - Take the Biker’s Quiz - Excerpt from Keys to a Safe Ride: Bike Safety Tips for Adults - As spring spreads across the nation,...more

Amnesty for Armstrong? Lessons for the Compliance Practitioner

The Lance Armstrong saga continues to provide many lessons for the compliance practitioner. A recent article on ESPN.com, entitled “Lance calls for amnesty program”, reported that Armstrong has come out in favor of those who...more

Bicycle Recall Warns of Potential Hazards for Riders

When New Yorker think of recalls for defective products, they most often associate them with defects in automobile parts that can lead to serious injury or death. New York products liability lawyers, on the other hand, know...more

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