Anyone watching the news these days will notice an apparent rise in bicycle accidents, more often than not involving a collision with a motor vehicle. As bicycling grows in popularity, this may seem nothing more than an inevitable consequence. But the attorneys at The Cartwright Law Firm have been seeing a rather disturbing trend associated […]read more
This year, there have already been three fatal bicycle accidents in San Francisco — all in or near the city’s South of Market neighborhood, and all involving large commercial trucks. In each case, according to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the driver faced neither criminal charges nor traffic citations. In response — and in anticipation […]read more
According to the American Automobile Association, more than 55 million children will be heading back to school over the next couple of weeks, and around 13 percent of them will be walking or biking. Others, will be riding school buses or getting rides in cars, which means that school zones can be choked with cars […]read more
The Cartwright Law Firm has noted a couple of new items related to bicyclists and bicycle accidents, and how the law may impact two-wheeling citizens in coming years. Both stories are from here in Northern California. Our first story is from San Francisco, where a San Francisco man, Chris Bucchere, will be one of the […]read more
In the past, we have talked about the convoluted nature of some intersections in San Francisco, and how these complicated areas can be a factor in (or directly cause) a pedestrian or bike accident. The city is pushing forward with a few major safety plans that call for improved infrastructure, which should help. In addition, […]read more
Over the last few years, more and more San Francisco residents have been turning to bicycles as alternative transportation options. Although this trend has been obvious to anyone traveling the city’s streets, a recently released report from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency shows just how popular biking has become. The 2012 San Francisco State […]read more
A lot of Bay Area residents like to do some of their commuting by bicycle, especially now that spring is upon us. However, many – especially those relatively new to biking – might not realize that they are supposed to follow the same traffic laws that apply to drivers. California law requires bikers to obey […]read more
After closely studying the bicycle commuters of the San Francisco Bay area and Portland, Oregon, the Mineta Transportation Institute encourages cyclists throughout California and beyond to pedal on. Its report, Promoting Bicycle Commuter Safety, was sponsored by the California Department of Transportation. The reports notes a few important statistics: Men are more likely to be the […]read more
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