Bike Accident: What to do After the Crash

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, many of us will be enjoying the outdoors on our bikes. We have promoted safety throughout May as part of National Bike Month, however, we know that accidents will happen, no matter how many precautions we take. And while there are many types of bike accidents, those involving […]

The 3-Foot Law: Why NYS Needs It

As we continue to celebrate May as National Bike Safety Month, and this week as Bike to Work Week, we encourage everyone to consider keeping the car at home and using two wheels to get into the office. And we encourage motorists to remember to share the road, not only because it keeps everyone safer, […]

Use Your Head: Bike Helmet Safety

National Bike Month is being celebrated throughout May so it’s the perfect time to talk about a fundamental element of riding safety: wearing a bike helmet. As more and more of us share the road, whether driving, riding a bike, walking or jogging, more potential exists for accidents and injuries. According to the National Highway […]

May is National Bike Month

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and it’s time to get outside and enjoy spring in upstate New York. For many of us, getting outside means hopping on a bike and exploring the many trails and bike paths in our area. And just in time – May is National Bike Month, […]

Plans for Bike Sharing Program in the Capital District Continue

The Capital District Transportation Authority (“CDTA”) has continued their plans for a bike sharing program in the Capital District. The service allows users to rent a bicycle for half hour or hour long increments. When the user is finished, the bike can be returned to any designated bike sharing hub in the city. These bicycles […]

Don’t Text and Bike, Distracted Bicyclists Pose Risks

LaMarche Safranko Law has represented countless victims of distracted driving each year. Although 11 teens die every day as a result of texting and driving, the same dangers exist for distracted bicyclists as well.[1] Is Texting While Biking Legal? Many states are currently toying with legislation that would outlaw distracted biking, with nearly identical restrictions […]

Erie Canal Bike Tour: From Buffalo to Albany!

 On Sunday July 10, 2016, more than 650 cyclists gathered in Buffalo, New York, to participate in the 18th annual, weeklong, Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour. This year riders from 38 states and as far away as Australia, are cycling their way from Buffalo to Albany, New York. Stops along the way include cities […]

Protecting Children from injury: Helmet v. Seatbelt laws

New York State law aims to protect children who ride a bike and are passengers in motor vehicles from injury through helmet and seatbelt laws. The problem is there may be a bigger push to wear seatbelts than helmets. The law in New York State says that children under the age of 14 are required […]

Safety of Cycling Over Driving

Choosing a bicycle over your car is good for your body and the environment! Though people in large cities like New York, San Francisco, or Portland enjoy protected bike lanes, some US cities are not as bike-friendly. In a study by the Green Lane Project, 3/4 of participants said they were either “very concerned” or […]