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2013-05-13 23:04:21

Atlanta personal injury lawyer Neil Kopitsky of Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. supports efforts to make Georgia safer for cyclists. (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 Atlanta personal injury lawyer Neil Kopitsky of Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. applauds recent efforts to make Georgia roads safer for bike riders. “Better riding conditions may encourage people to ride their bikes more often, and the benefits of cycling are undeniable,” said Kopitsky, who has also been a competitive cyclist since...

2013-05-13 16:20:14

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania will join states across the nation in recognizing May 2013 as National Bike Month, as well as May 13 to 17 as Bike to Work Week, and May 17 as Bike to Work Day. "The increasing popularity of bicycle riding illustrates how important cycling is in a multi-modal transportation system," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "We encourage people to learn how to safely travel or commute by bicycle, which helps promote healthy...

2013-01-16 08:24:30

TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - A group of Toronto physicians is calling on City Council to invest in a massive expansion of bike lanes as a way of building a healthy city and reducing death and injury to cyclists. On Thursday this week, Dr. Tomislav Svoboda will appear in provincial court on mischief charges related to his arrest for sitting down on the street in November when the Jarvis St. bike lane was being removed. Dr. Svoboda is a physician and researcher who works at St....

2013-01-15 12:25:54

TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - A group of Toronto physicians is calling on City Council to invest in a massive expansion of bike lanes as a way of building a healthy city and reducing death and injury to cyclists. On Thursday this week, Dr. Tomislav Svoboda will appear in provincial court on mischief charges related to his arrest for sitting down on the street in November when the Jarvis St. bike lane was being removed. Dr. Svoboda is a physician and researcher who works at St....

Highway Fatalities Plunge To Lowest Level Since 1949
2012-12-11 08:14:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online High traffic fatalities fell to 32,367 in 2011, the lowest level since 1949 and a 1.9 percent decrease from the previous year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported on Monday. The detailed report shows the continuation of a historic downward trend in highway deaths in recent years, with a 26 percent decline in overall highway fatalities since 2005, the federal agency said. Experts attribute the...

Study Reveals Young People Are Safer Cycling Than They Are Driving
2012-12-06 14:22:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While people are generally encouraged to use their bikes to get to work, school, or play for a variety of beneficial reasons, safety concerns are frequently cited as the explanation for not using pedal power to get around. A new study from University College London that appeared in the open access journal PLoS ONE shows that those concerns over safety may be unfounded, especially for young male drivers between 17 to 20 years old,...

2012-10-05 02:20:54

LONDON, October 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cycle Helmets Debate Continues Matthew Claxson, a road accident claims [http://www.fentons.co.uk/road-accident-claims ] specialist at Fentons Solicitors LLP, said the peculiar science of cycling safety is much more complex than many people realise. "The issue of helmet use within the cycling community is a fiercely controversial subject, particularly in regard to mandatory helmet laws. Opinions as to whether helmets should or should...

Don’t Walk The Street In New York
2012-09-26 19:19:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New York City: It´s a big place with plenty of people where anything can happen, and not all of it good. According to this year´s copy of the Mayor´s Management Report (compiled twice per year), one area where NYC prides itself is showing some signs of slipping, slowly making life more dangerous for the many pedestrians who walk the city streets and sidewalks. While New York City once claimed that their bike...

2012-07-04 23:02:31

The Active Travel programme has now made it even easier to walk or cycle to the London 2012 Games, with the introduction of new maps, guides walks and cycles, and cycling services and facilities. (PRWEB) July 04, 2012 The Active Travel programme has now made it even easier to walk or cycle to the London 2012 Games, with the introduction of new maps, guides walks and cycles, and cycling services and facilities. The new services and resources include: Cycle parking at every venue —...

2012-05-31 10:20:39

BOULDER, Colo., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Top transportation officials from across the country, including Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez, headlined the launch of a new initiative to bring protected bikeways to six U.S. cities at a national kickoff event today in Chicago. The Green Lane Project (www.greenlaneproject.org), created by the national bicycling nonprofit Bikes Belong Foundation (www.bikesbelong.org), is working with Austin, Chicago, Memphis, Portland, Ore., San...