Detail-oriented. Tenacious. Passionate. Committed. Maryanne brings a trained editor’s eye and precision to her case analysis. As someone who has never owned a car and relies on active transportation to get not only her but her family around, she understands how cyclists’ perspectives differ. Her first job, as an 11-year-old, was bike messenger. (Okay, technically papergirl, but bike messenger sounds way more hip.) This penchant for mixing cycling and work continued after college, when she taught English in rural Japan. Bicycling for several hours between schools, on a heavy Giant mountain bike, was the way she got around.
Today, she balances her commitment to walking and riding in busy urban landscapes against the epidemic of distracted driving. This epidemic, and the fight for safe road access for all modes of travel, drives her commitment to cyclists’ rights. While there have been improvements, there’s a long ways to go. While waging that battle in the advocacy realm, she helps cyclists injured by car-first environments navigate the difficult insurance claim and litigation process.
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