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Blog Posts in March, 2012

Who's Job is it to investigate crashes in New York?

There has been a great deal written these past few weeks about the role of the NYPD in investigating cycle crash cases and the failure to fulfill their obligation to the citizens of New York and the ...
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New York's First Bike Crash App Coming soon.

In the next several weeks, we plan to offer to New York what we believe to be the first Bike Crash App. ever to be offered in the State. The App is specifically designed for New York cyclists. In ...
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The Bike Crash Card

We are in production of the first known Bike and Cycle Crash Card to be developed by a New York bike and cycle law firm. The card gives advice on what to do after a crash, what information to obtain, ...
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The First Ave Bike Lane is Coming!

First Avenue: Bike Lane Coming Soon Over the past two years, in response to requests from the community and as part of the First Avenue Complete Street Redesign, DOT installed bicycle facilities on ...
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City Council's Proposed Bill to Force NYPD to Investigate Serious Crashes

According to today's Brooklyn Paper councilman Steve Levin's proposes a bill to force the NYPD to investigate all serious bicycle crashes. As reported by Natalie O'Neill, the bill put ...
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Summary Judgment denied for cyclist "doored" in Queens

VTL § 1214 Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1214 vehicle and Traffic Law § 1214 Supreme Court, Queens County, New York. Alfredo VILLA, Plaintiff, v. Katherine LEANDROU, Defendant. No. ...
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Pedestrian Injured When he Opened His Door into Traffic Has Case Dismissed.

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York. Mohamed H. ABBAS, appellant, v. L.L. SALAVEL, et al., respondents, et al., defendant. May 25, 2010. Abbott Bushlow & Schechner, LLP, ...
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Garmin GPS works as a virtual black box for Cyclist

A story of GPS tracks and justice from Colorado (via Bike Portland) , with a tip of the hat to Examined Spokes. This was a case, literally, of “he said / she said,” when cyclist Ryan Sabga ...
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Rides in Five Boroughs Call Attention to Bike Safety .

By TED MANN Advocates for cyclists and pedestrians fanned out across the city Sunday, visiting accident sites and petitioning city leaders to do more to make the streets safe. Enlarge Image Daniella ...
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'Dooring' of Bicyclists

This is an older article from the New York Times on dooring of cyclists. The article may be a few years old by the issue of "dooring" or "being doored" remains a real problem for ...
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Bicycle lawyers finding new clients in injured cyclists

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Chris Cook liked his plan to save money on gas and be environmentally conscious by riding his bike six miles to work - until the second time the electrical engineer bounced off the ...
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Court denies Summary Judgment to Cyclist "doored" by Car- VTL 1214

Supreme Court, Queens County, New York. Alfredo VILLA, Plaintiff, v. Katherine LEANDROU, Defendant. No. 21759/2010. June 2, 2011. ROBERT J. McDONALD, J. The following papers numbered 1 to 10 were read ...
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Do Bike Paths Promote Cycling??

A recent study of Seattle residents found that those living near bike paths had an increased likelihood of riding, but saw no effect for bike lanes. Then again, a study in Minneapolis reached the ...
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