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ROAD RIGHTS BY BOB MIONSKE

 

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Road Rights- Not So Slow

Monday, April 14, 2014

By Bob Mionske Photo: vetta/Getty Images A common misconception about cyclists is that we are in the way of drivers. In fact, motorists often underestimate just how quickly a bike c...



Road Rights- No Crime, No Punishment

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Why do dangerous drivers receive more protection from the law than their victims do? By Bob Mionske When a dangerous driver injures somebody, or takes another person’s life, we pret...



Road Rights- There's Another Way

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In the US and the Netherlands, two children on bikes are struck by cars—and the responses couldn’t be more different By Bob Mionske The driver who hit Burgess Hu never saw him...



Road Rights- Class Dismissed

Thursday, June 27, 2013

If you get a ticket while riding, here’s how to wipe your record clean By: Bob Mionske Whether you’re in a car or on a bike, the flash of police lights behind you is never a g...



Road Rights- A Big Fish That Got Away

Monday, June 10, 2013

By Bob Mionske Katelin Richardson had just graduated from Springfield College in Massachusetts, and was staying to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy. But first, Kate, an athletic young wo...



Road Rights- Help From Our Friends

Saturday, May 11, 2013

How to talk bike safety with those who don’t ride (yet) By Bob Mionske Have I ever mentioned my Uncle Leo? He doesn’t ride, and he writes me off as one of those weirdos in spa...



Road Rights- Ticket Talk, Part 3

Thursday, March 28, 2013

By Bob Mionske In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, I discussed some issues to think about if you get a traffic ticket while riding your bike. Now let’s talk about your best course of ac...



Road Rights- Ticket Talk, Part 2

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

By Bob Mionske So you just got a ticket while riding your bike. Now what do you do? Should you fight the ticket? Or should you just pay it and move on? The answer to that depends on a num...



Road Rights- Avoid the Door Zone

Friday, February 08, 2013

How to ride safely—and legally—around parked cars By Bob Mionske One of the most common types of car-bike collisions occurs when a stopped motorist suddenly opens a door into ...



Road Rights- Ticket Talk, Part 1

Monday, January 28, 2013

By Bob Mionske Although traffic citations are not a part of my law practice, I’d like to explain some of the issues that face cyclists who have received traffic tickets. Let’s star...



Road Rights- The No-Contact Crash

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

What to do if you’re forced to evade a careless or aggressive driver By Bob Mionske A reader recently asked an interesting question. If a car causes a cyclist to crash, but doesn&rs...



Road Rights- Catch a Thief

Monday, November 12, 2012

Recovering your own stolen bike is legal—but be careful By Bob Mionske It was a classic sting operation—and when it was posted on YouTube, Jake Gillum’s bike-recovery vi...



Road Rights- Jerry Brown Doubles Down

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

By Bob Mionske The last weekend in September was ushered in by warm and sunny autumn weather in California—and across the state, cyclists were out in force. In San Francisco, 5,000 cycli...



Road Rights- Power to the People

Monday, October 15, 2012

What you need to know about e-bikes and the law By Bob Mionske For cyclists who ride for fitness, electric-assist ­bicycles, or e-bikes, may seem to miss the point. But when it comes ...



Road Rights- A Matter of Life and Death

Friday, September 28, 2012

By Bob Mionske Cyclists ride for a lot of different reasons. For some, it’s for the love of sport. For others, it’s is an economical way to stretch a tight budget. There’s al...



Road Rights- Be a Fearless Leader

Thursday, September 13, 2012

You may be taking legal responsibility when you organize a group ride. Here’s what you need to know. By Bob Mionske In the eyes of the law, there’s a difference between partici...



Road Rights- Just In Case

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

By Bob Mioske Yes, there is such a thing as cycling insurance. Here’s what you need to know—and why you might need it. For years, I’ve advised bike riders to piece toget...



Road Rights- Suing Strava

Monday, August 13, 2012

The social network Strava has been linked to two cycling-related deaths. But can the online service really be held liable for its members’ behavior? By Bob Mionske On June 14, the S...



Road Rights- No More Bullying

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

A new type of anti-harassment law holds aggressive drivers accountable for their behavior By Bob Mionske Although the roads belong to everybody, some motorists don’t see it that way...



Road Rights- Bike-on-Bike Collisions

Thursday, July 26, 2012

By Bob Mionske More bikes on the road means safer roads, as drivers learn to keep their speeds legal and to drive more carefully. But before the roads get safer, there’s a learning curve...



Road Rights- The San Francisco Cyclist-Pedestrian Case, Part 2

Monday, June 25, 2012

By Bob Mionske I’ve received many questions about the legal technicalities relating to the cyclist-pedestrian case described in last week’s Road Rights column. Here are some answer...



Road Rights- Getting The Story Straight

Thursday, June 21, 2012

By Bob Mionske Shortly after 8 a.m. on March 29 in San Francisco, Sutchi Hui waited patiently on a Castro District street corner. When the light changed, Hui, 71, stepped into the crosswalk wi...



Road Rights- Recruiting Season

Monday, June 04, 2012

By Bob Mionske More people on bikes make the streets safer and help us assert our right to the road. Here’s how to entice others to join the pack. Being an ambassador for cycling go...



Road Rights- Know When to Say When

Monday, May 14, 2012

By Bob Mionske If you plan to pedal home after a night out this weekend, you might want to consider the possible ways the police will react if they catch you BUI—bicycling under the infl...



Road Rights- Blaming the Victims

Monday, April 30, 2012

By Bob Mionske I received an e-mail recently from a Florida cyclist named John, who had been involved in a collision for which he was being blamed. John had been riding in the bike lane when h...



Road Rights- Small Steps

Friday, April 13, 2012

By Bob Mionske Too often the cycling news that captures our attention is about tragedy or injustice—or both. But as we continue to stand up for our right to the road, it’s also imp...



Road Rights- Cycling Safety: Changing With the Times

Monday, March 12, 2012

By Bob Mionske The differences couldn’t be more striking. In February, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a new five-year transportation bill that comple...



Road Rights- The Dutch Law

Monday, March 05, 2012

By Bob Mionske “Cager.” It’s a derogatory word for “driver” that’s sometimes used by motorcyclists and bicyclists—it refers to the steel cage of ...



Road Rights- Adding Insult to Injury

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

By Bob Mionske “Mrs. Morgan, you should not have been riding your bike on the road,” said the judge. It had been a hard, difficult road for Jan Morgan, but she was finally hav...



Road Rights- Patrick Ytsmas Death: Justice Served?

Friday, February 10, 2012

As the Patrick Ytsma tragedy demonstrates, enforcing existing traffic laws isn’t enough to keep cyclists safe. We also need to change the way we think about driving. By Bob Mionske ...



Road Rights- Bicycling Under Attack in Congress

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

  By Bob Mionske It was like waiting for the other shoe to drop—and when it did drop, it was even worse than expected. “It” is the new House Transportation bill, and ...



Road Rights-The Ignorance is Bliss Defense

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

By Bob Mionske “I didn’t see the cyclist.” It’s the most common explanation motorists offer after hitting a rider. Even though the cyclist was wearing high-vi...



Road Rights-Bike Lights: When Do You Need Them?

Monday, January 09, 2012

By Bob Mionske As dedicated cyclists have long known, cycling is not just a fair-weather activity. Day or night, rain or shine, cyclists ride. Now that winter has arrived, you may find yoursel...



Road Rights- Buzz Kill

Thursday, December 22, 2011

By Bob Mionske One of the most egregious violations of our right to the road is the “buzz,” when a motorist passes a cyclist perilously close—so close that buzzes frequently ...



Road Rights- In War Over Parking, Cyclists Look to Lock Bikes

Friday, December 09, 2011

In most cities, cyclists have nowhere to lock their bikes legally. Here’s how to change that. By Bob Mionske Whether your bike takes you to work or just on the occasional coffee run...



Road Rights- Moving Targets: Cyclists and Pedestrians

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Your guide to playing nice with pedestrians. By Bob Mionske Sharing the road with cars is fairly straightforward: Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. But when...



Road Rights- Back to the Future

Monday, October 10, 2011

New York City traffic, circa 1890. (Associated Press) It’s a great time to be a bike advocate—so go ahead and party like it’s 1899. By Bob Mionske Fifty years ...



Road Rights- Blaming the Victims, Again

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

By Bob Mionske When dangerous driving threatens the lives of children, what should the authorities do? Too often, they appear to believe the proper response is cracking down on parents, rather...



Road Rights- How to Keep Your Group Rides Legal

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Etiquette tip No. 1: Give traffic room to pass. (Michael Robertson) Some tips on keeping the long arm of the law away from your ride. By Bob Mionske Cyclists like to ride in p...



Road Rights: Put a Lid on It

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Why you should wear your helmet—even if you can lawfully ride without one By Bob Mionske No state requires adults to wear a helmet when they ride (although some municipalities do). ...



Road Rights- L.A. Ordinance

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

By Bob Mionske Car culture epitomizes the American love affair with the automobile, and no place quite epitomizes car culture like Southern California. Which makes what has been happening...



Road Rights- License To Ride

Friday, July 29, 2011

By Bob Mionske If your town is considering mandatory bicycle registration, here’s how to fight back Did you hear about Michael DenDekker, the New York assemblyman who wanted to make...



Road Rights- How to Handle Bike-Car Accidents, Part 3

Sunday, July 17, 2011

By Bob Mionske The bad news is, you were hit by a car. The good news is, you survived. But you were injured. You’ve got medical bills. You’ve got a totaled bike. And you want to kn...



Road Rights- How to Handle Bike-Car Accidents, Part 2

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I Was In A Collision—What Should I Do? By Bob Mionske You’ve just been hit by a car, and you’re lying on the roadway. In Part 1 of this article, I advised you to begin d...



Road Rights- Set the Record Straight

Monday, June 13, 2011

No cyclist wants to relive a collision—but it pays to read the police report By Bob Mionske Picture this: You’re riding home from work, obeying all traffic laws, when a car kn...



Road Rights- How to Handle Bike-Car Accidents, Part 1

Thursday, June 02, 2011

I Was In A Collision—What Should I Do? By Bob Mionske It was an unusually bright sunny February day in Portland; I was on a ride and had a tailwind, so I was moving along pretty wel...



Road Rights- Child's Play?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Believe it or not, even young kids can be held liable in court for cycling accidents. Here’s what you should know. by Bob Mionske Last fall, you may have heard about a preschool gir...



Road Rights- Are Doorings Really An Accident?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Police and lawmakers protect drivers who open their doors into passing cyclists. By Bob Mionske The 56-year old cyclist never saw the driver; the driver never saw the cyclist. But did the...



Road Rights- Finding Middle Ground in Maryland

Friday, April 22, 2011

By Bob Mionske Nathan Krasnopoler was on his way home from the Farmer’s Market. At least that’s what his family is thinking, because the fresh produce he was carrying was scattered...



Road Rights- The Bikelash Continues

Monday, March 28, 2011

IMAGINE YOU’RE THE POLICE COMMISSIONER of a large American city. You’re charged with enforcing the laws, fighting crime, keeping public order, and protecting the public’s saf...



Road Rights- Signing Your Life Away?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Legal waivers are a necessary part of organized rides—but they don’t apply to every mishap. By Bob Mionske If you’ve ever participated in an organized ride or race, you ...



Road Rights- The Bicycle Wars

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

In 1895, New York City was a hotbed of cycling fever. Bicycles were the fashion statement of the day, and everybody had one, or wanted one. But then the automobile appeared on the scene, and our ro...



Road Rights- Is Cycling Recreational or Transportational?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” —Mark Twain That quote is over a century old, and things have changed, right? ...



Road Rights- Take a Pass

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

By Bob Mionske, J.D. A common misconception motorists have is that cyclists are slow. Of course, an automobile can reach higher speeds than a bicycle, but that’s on the increasingly myth...



Road Rights- Vail Hit & Run Follow-Up

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

By Bob Mionske, J.D. We can say this much: Mark Hurlbert, Colorado’s Fifth Judicial District Attorney, went the extra mile to protect hit-and-run driver Martin Erzinger (read the story h...



Road Rights- Identity Crisis

Thursday, December 30, 2010

There’s no such thing as a cycling license–but you should carry ID on rides. Here’s why. By Bob Mionske Here’s a conundrum: if you don’t need a license to ri...



Road Rights- Driver Sues Family of Deceased Cyclist

Monday, November 29, 2010

By Bob Mionske Matthew Kenney, 14, was an honors student, and a popular athlete who was active in several sports. David Weaving, 48, had five drunken driving convictions on his record, four of...



Road Rights- Hit-and-Run in Vail, Colorado Incites Outrage

Thursday, November 11, 2010

By Bob Mionske The first email alerting me to the news arrived at 9:00 on Friday morning. And then the next e-mail arrived. And the next. And the next. By Monday morning, the New York Times wa...



Road Rights- Improvements in Portland

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Three years ago, a series of tragedies could have marred Portland, Oregon cycling forever. Instead, the city found a way to move forward. By Bob Mionske Three years ago this month, Portla...



Road Rights- Lost in the Glare

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A popular Wisconsin cyclist was killed when the sun blocked a driver’s view. By Bob Mionske In the 1990s, one team dominated the Master’s category at races throughout the Midw...



Road Rights- Hit and Run

Friday, October 01, 2010

By Bob Mionske Like many New Yorkers, Bobby Bowen had re-discovered the joy of cycling in the city. As Bobby had explained, riding everywhere "made him feel happy and helped him stay fit ...



Road Rights- Things That Go Bump

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Road hazards that injure cyclists might just seem like part of the sport–but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about them Collisions with motor vehicles account for thr...



Road Rights- Listen, Obey-- And then Act

Friday, September 10, 2010

Even if you know you did nothing wrong, follow instructions from police if you’re stopped while cycling—it will work in your favor in the long run. By Bob Mionske Eighteen mon...



Road Rights- Listen Up

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Can you legally wear headphones while riding? The answer might surprise you. By Bob Mionske One of the more common negative cycling stereotypes is that of a tuned-out rider blissfully unaw...



Road Rights- The Messages We Send

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

If you ride near pedestrians, you may be doing the rest of us a disservice. By Bob Mionske I was returning from a ride, but one of my main routes home was closed for bridge repairs, so I ...



Road Rights- Keep Your Cool

Monday, August 02, 2010

How to handle an encounter when you’re unjustly pulled over By Bob Mionske Most people don’t follow traffic laws. Motorists speed. Cyclists roll stops. Pedestrians jaywalk. And...



Road Rights- Adding Bicycle Infrastructure Creates More Riders

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

By Bob Mionske “I was riding in Chinatown the other morning,” my law clerk explained. “It was a one-way street, two lanes, cars parked at the left and right curbs. They were n...



Road Rights- Buzz Kill

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Three foot passing laws aim to give cyclists space on the road- but do they work? By Bob Mionske One of the most contentious issues cyclists have with motorists is what many call the buzz&...



Road Rights- When Nature Calls

Friday, June 25, 2010

By Bob Mionske What to do when you’re out in public–and feel the urge Unlike most other sports, bicycling often takes place on the public commons of roadways, recreational pat...



Road Rights- An Illegal Bike Ban- And The Fight Against It

Thursday, June 24, 2010

By Bob Mionske 43,000. Each year, that’s how many Americans are killed by motorists. For obvious reasons (size, speed, weight) automobiles carry an extremely high potential for caus...



Road Rights: This is Justice?

Thursday, June 03, 2010

When a cyclist is killed by a driver, justice is nearly always stacked toward the driver. And in this case in Toronto, the scales were tilted even more than usual. By Bob Mionske On August...



Road Rights- Doggone It!

Monday, May 17, 2010

When chased, crashed or bitten by a charging canine, here’s where you stand By Bob Mionske EVERY CYCLIST HAS HAD A PIECE OF A DOG’S MIND AT ONE time or another. To a dog, you ...



Road Rights- When A Bigger Brother Is Better

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

State and Federal laws often have the cyclist’s back—especially when local laws don’t. By Bob Mionske Most cyclists, it seems, know more about traffic laws, and about th...



Road Rights- Kornheiser

Thursday, April 15, 2010

By Bob Mionske Imagine you’re listening to the radio one day, as you always do, and the radio personality is on a tear about how annoying the local softball league is. Those ridiculous j...



Road Rights- Two By Two

Thursday, April 15, 2010

How and when to ride side by side, legally By Bob Mionske For many cyclists, riding with others, whether on an outing with a friend or an organized ride, is one of the fundamental pleasur...



Road Rights- Airlines and Bikes

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

By Bob Mionske From time to time I get requests from cyclists who have reached the point of exasperation with an airline. The problem? An airline has accepted a passenger’s bike for trans...



Road Rights- Your City Versus My City

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Suppose you were running a city, and you had the option to spend 5 percent of your transportation budget on transportation projects that would support 25 percent of all trips made. That’s an ...



Road Rights- Traffic Injustice, Part II

Monday, February 01, 2010

By Bob Mionske In November, I wrote the first of what I promised would be a two-part column on traffic injustice. Since then, breaking news on the situation in Philadelphia and the Los Angeles road r...



Road Rights- Cell Drunk

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Drivers are increasingly impaired by phone calls and texts, and cyclists will pay the price until laws change Last July, Bradley Walck was reading a text message behind the wheel of his pickup when h...



Road Rights- Road Rage Doctor Going to Jail

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Dr. Christoper T. Thompson, a.k.a. “The Road Rage Doctor,” is sentenced to five years in prison for seriously injuring two cyclists in Los Angeles. By Bob Mionske Too often, cyclists rec...



Road Rights- Philly's Pushback

Monday, December 21, 2009

In October, two pedestrians died in Philadelphia after being hit by errant cyclists. Now, anti-cyclist sentiment is on the rise. A NOTE: Part Two of Traffic Injustice will be the next post on the Roa...



Road Rights- Crunch!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

There is—or was—a bike on your roof rack. Will your insurance cover it? By Bob Mionske You enter your driveway and hit the garage-door remote, then hear the crash. After a nanosecond of ...



Road Rights- Traffic Injustice

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This is the First of a Two Part Story By Bob Mionske Susanne Kibler-Hacker, 42, a highly-experienced cyclist, is the coordinator for New Hampshire’s ride-to-work days at her office. The mornin...



Road Rights- Justice Served?

Thursday, November 05, 2009

A road-raging doctor in Los Angeles received a guilty conviction this week, but will that effect cyclists in the long run? By Bob Mionske It was the road rage incident heard ‘round the cycling...



Road Rights- See and Be Seen

Friday, October 30, 2009

Light and reflector laws—and why you may want to do more than the law requires With night falling earlier and the sun rising later, many of us will do at least some riding in the dark. In Cali...



Road Rights- License to Ride

Monday, October 12, 2009

By Bob Mionske The transition from summer to autumn has been a tough time for Toronto cyclists this year. On August 31, bike courier Darcy Allan Sheppard was run down by a driver in what was apparent...



Road Rights- Turning Points

Monday, October 05, 2009

Cyclists are required to signal turns just as drivers are—or, rather, should. Specific turn laws vary by state, but the Uniform Vehicle Code (the UVC is a suggested set of traffic laws for state...



Road Rights- When Worlds Collide

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A swift public relations campaign couldn’t save a successful Canadian lawyer from the fact that he ran down and killed a bike messenger. By Bob Mionske He was Metis, one of the officially reco...



Road Rights- Making Better Laws

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Laws that don’t help anyone usually go unheeded. But a smart one, in Idaho, could provide a nationwide model. By Bob Mionske In the polarized world of cyclist-motorist interactions, one sore p...



Road Rights- Where You Belong

Monday, August 31, 2009

Cyclists have a right to the road, but where we should be on that road depends on state law and conditions. Generally there are bicycle-specific statutes requiring us to ride as close to the right as ...



Road Rights- More On Stop as Yield

Friday, July 31, 2009

We talked with the experts on the front lines of bicycle advocacy. Here’s what they have to say about getting an Idaho-style stop as yield law passed in your state. By Bob Mionske Andy Clarke,...



Road Rights- How Should You Respond to Road Rage?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

This is the second of a two-part post about Road Rage. In the first part Bob Mionske explained road rage from a legal perspective. In Part II, below, Bob suggests how to handle it. By Bob Mionske So...



Road Rights- A Stop-Sign Solution?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Idaho’s stop-as-yield statute lets you ride safely and efficiently—without breaking the law. For 26 years, cyclists in Idaho have rolled through stop signs—legally. According to tha...



Road Rights- What is Road Rage?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

This is the first of a two-part section on Road Rage. In this first part Bob Mionske explains road rage from a legal perspective - what it is, legally as well as psychologically, and how it affects cy...



Road Rights- When Tempers Flare

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Five cyclists were on a country road when an SUV approached from behind. The driver blasted his horn as he buzzed the group. After he passed, one of the cyclists motioned for the driver to come back; ...



Road Rights- Yielding To Life

Friday, July 10, 2009

By Bob Mionske There are a lot of good reasons to ride a bike—among them, it’s good for your health, it’s good for your pocketbook and it’s good for the environment. In fact, ...



Road Rights- False Protection

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Is a law to protect cyclists rendered useless when it’s not enforced? By Bob Mionske In July of 2000, Brian Brown, then the director of the Campus Recreation Program at the University of Tenne...



Road Rights- Why We Need Cycling insurance

Monday, June 22, 2009

By Bob Mionske In 1898, Dr. Truman J. Martin of Buffalo, New York paid $11.25 for an insurance policy that provided him with up to $10,000 of liability coverage (about $250,000 in inflation-adjusted ...



Road Rights- Are You Covered?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Most cyclists’ greatest fear is colliding with a car. The danger is not as common as we might believe: Only 28.7 percent of cycling accidents involve an automobile, according to a Federal Highwa...



Road Rights- Cycling: A rIght, or a privilege?

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

By Bob Mionske Before I jump into this column, I’d like you to hear from a concerned fellow attorney, Jeffrey Lynne, who recently wrote to me and Loren Mooney, editor-in-chief of Bicycling. Lyn...



Road Rights- First, There was the Bicycle

Monday, May 11, 2009

Even before there were cars, traffic laws applied to cyclists. In most states, a bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle, and the law specifies that cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities...



Road Rights- When the Cop Says Stop

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Yes, even the police are wrong sometimes. By Bob Mionske A few months ago, I received a phone call from a cyclist with an incredible story about an incident in Lawrence County, Ohio. Because the cyc...



Road Rights- Mixed Signals

Thursday, April 09, 2009

So many cyclists seem to think that it’s not worth the effort to come to a stop at signs and signals. I’m tired of seeing it, but they all say that it’s safer and easier to ride thro...



Road Rights- The Commuter Tax Benefit

Thursday, March 19, 2009

By Bob Mionske Eight years ago, representative Earl Blumenauer had an idea—if the law allows employers to offer tax-free fringe benefits to subsidize their employees who commute by car, or by t...



Announcements

Announcing The Bike Law Network!

March 19, 2014

By Bob Mionske When I wrapped up my cycling career in 1994, I knew I wanted to stay involved with cycling in som...

Welcome Bob Mionske to the Bike Law team!

January 28, 2014

Welcome Bob Mionske to the Bike Law team! We (Ann and Peter) are thrilled to welcome Bob Mionske to the Bike Law...


News

Vigilante cyclists reunite owners with stolen bikes

September 5, 2014

Chicago Reader: Vigilante cyclists reunite owners with stolen bikes Fed up with bike theft, Chicago cyclists ar...

Court rules that even on a bicycle, it's reckless driving

July 21, 2014

The San Francisco Chronicle: Court rules that even on a bicycle, it's reckless driving Bob Egelko M...

Letter: Cyclists are not a menace on the roads

July 20, 2014

The Montreal Gazette: Letter: Cyclists are not a menace on the roads The Montreal Gazette July 20, 2014 Re:...

Bicyclists rally to demand safer streets

July 18, 2014

The Times-Picayune: Bicyclists rally to demand safer streets By Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayu...