Stick to the Bicycle; Safety Risks and Legal Peril Face Alternatives
The situational controversy with Bird, Lime and Skip dock-less electric scooters continues. Several cities in SoCal including Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, Culver City and Los Angeles have now banned the scooters from being ridden altogether for six months.
Are Dockless Electric Scooters Creating More Problems for Cities?
The last few months metro cities in California have experienced an ever-escalating proliferation of dockless scooters that people use to get around the city.
Bike Path Etiquette: Common Sense for Safety
If riding in a group, do not ride side by side taking up both lanes and not giving way to a slower rider/jogger/pedestrian. If you ride fast, then by all means ride in the street, taking the vehicle lane along with cagers in traffic.
Bikes, Cars and Right Turns: An Analysis and Simple Suggestion For Cycling Safety
Distracted drivers ahead of cyclists on the road could come to an abrupt stop and create a dangerous situation for cyclists. Consider this before you release the brakes and glide into that right turn.
As Far As Protected Bike Lanes Go, So Far, So Good
By now, we bicyclists (as well as motorists) have seen or are being daily introduced to the newfangled ‘Protected Bike Lanes’, seen locally in Los Angeles or further north in cities like Berkley.
On Left Turns at Intersections: It May Be Legal, But Should You Do It?
According to law CVC 21202 (a), a bicycle rider can occupy a vehicle lane to legally make a left turn just as any other vehicle can. However, statistics show that this is not a safe place for a cyclist to be in against inattentive drivers.
Introducing: In Practice With Carl Lawton and the Importance of Common Sense Safety
Carl Lawton, a State transportation Insider, will be discussing common sense practices regarding bicycles on public roads in California. You can send your roadway safety questions to [email protected]
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