Bike Accidents

[Study] The Most Dangerous Areas for Bicyclists in San Mateo County

Over the last several years, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger has explored traffic safety issues as part of our commitment to safety.  Previously, we worked with 1Point21 Interactive to identify dangerous areas for pedestrians and bicyclists in San Francisco. Today, we continue those efforts by examining bicycle-related motor vehicle crashes in San Mateo county.  We… read more

Risk of More Bicycling Accidents in COVID-19 Era

More and more folks looking for an outdoor escape amid the stay-at-home orders are turning to cycling as the activity of choice.  According to news reports, the industry has seen a bicycling “boom” in recent months which has triggered a spike in sales of bicycles and a widespread inventory shortage as people look for ways… read more

California Electric Scooter Laws

Electric scooter laws exist to prevent accidents caused by unsafe scootering practices. California’s electric scooter laws have recently changed, taking effect this year. The most discussed change in California’s law is its helmet law. Southern California residents have heavily debated this law, ensure that it was an acceptable change to make. What Are Bikeways and… read more

What to Do After a Bike Accident

A bicycle accident can be a traumatic experience, but anyone involved in such an accident must take appropriate steps following the incident to avoid legal issues or complications in a future lawsuit. A bicycle accident can easily lead to severe damages for serious injuries, fatalities, and permanent disabilities. The bicycle accident lawyer you speak to… read more

Rules of the Road in San Francisco

Every San Francisco bicyclist should understand the rules of the road for biking in the Bay Area. Bicycles are an environmentally friendly alternative mode of transportation for many people while others simply ride for exercise or leisure. Regardless of why you ride your bike in San Francisco, you need to know how to safely navigate… read more

Bicycle Safety Tips For 2019

Bicycles are popular for leisure, exercise, and as an ecologically friendly commuting alternative. However, biking on major roads can be dangerous so it is always best to know the latest safety information for bicycling in California. In 2019, stay safer while bicycling by following some easy tips and best practices. Keep to the Right Bicyclists… read more

How Does Bicycle Accident Compensation Work?

A bicycle accident can lead to significant property damage and serious injuries. Depending on how an accident happens, liability for the resulting damages may fall to one or more parties. Plaintiffs in bicycle accident cases often wonder how compensation for their damages works. It’s always a good idea to call a bicycle accident lawyer to… read more

What Is the SFMTA Strategic Plan?

Biking is a common, eco-friendly way to get around, especially in San Francisco. Increasingly, people are choosing to bike instead of driving a car to cut down on transportation costs, Department of Motor Vehicle fees, and to reduce their carbon footprint. How Many People in San Francisco Are Biking? According to the San Francisco Municipal… read more

California Tops the List in Fatal Bicycle Crashes

California is the most dangerous state in the country for bicyclists. More bicyclists died in California than in any other state in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). With 147 pedal cyclist fatalities, California outstripped the second-highest state (Florida) by nine deaths. This is, unfortunately, a trend that continues year after… read more

Most Dangerous Areas for San Francisco Bicyclists [New study]

San Francisco is widely considered one of the most bike-friendly cities in the nation, scoring high in both road safety and accessibility to the city’s diverse neighborhoods. However, despite the city’s embrace of bicycling as a viable method of transportation, its compact intersections and frequently busy roads still make bicycle collisions a regular occurrence, with… read more