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City Streets Are Not Bicycle Race Tracks

There are times when city officials consent to closing city streets to traffic for the purpose of allowing a sanctioned bicycle race to take place. The purpose of closing the streets to traffic is to protect the safety of pedestrians, … Continue reading

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The Effect Of Social Networking On Cyclist Risk Taking

Before the advent of social networking, bicycling was a local activity. Cyclists either rode solo or as part of a group, usually socially. A distinct group of cyclists, who wanted to ride fast, got involved in racing. They could be … Continue reading

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A Cyclist’s Need For Speed Can Result In A Dead Pedestrian

  Many cyclists have been fighting hard to gain respect on the road. Equal treatment with cars and a safe place to ride are the primary goals. This is all well and good, but it has created quite a bit … Continue reading

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Another Example of Cyclists Killing Pedestrians In Crosswalks

  For the second time in less than a year, a pedestrian has been killed by a cyclist in San Francisco. On July 15, 2011, a cyclist ran a red light and stuck a 68-year-old woman at the intersection of … Continue reading

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Sometimes a Cyclist’s Negligence Results in Manslaughter Charges

  A combination of the words “cycling” and “manslaughter” is hard to fathom. So rare is it for a bicycle to do any real damage to anything but its rider and itself, that it’s hard to imagine how it could … Continue reading

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Should Charges Be Filed When a Cyclist Kills a Pedestrian?

  Among cyclists, much emphasis is placed on injury and death to cyclists caused by cars. An encounter with a car almost always turns out against the cyclist. And, even when the cyclist’s injuries result in death, drivers are rarely … Continue reading

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