Reducing Accidents and Crashes While Biking to Work

The lawyers of LaMarche Safranko Law PLLC understand how important exercise is to an active lifestyle. From bike rides with family for leisure to training for bike races, we enjoy hopping on our bikes and getting out onto the roads.  Recently one of our attorney’s biked to work which led us to ask: how many […]

Give 3 Feet When Passing Cyclists

With the warm weather finally taking hold in upstate New York, there will be a tremendous increase in biking traffic as people take to the roads for recreation and training. This is the weather that cyclists young and old in the Capital District wait for all year.  And with cyclists returning to the roadways, it’s […]

Top 5 Things To Know When Biking With Kids

1. Make sure your child knows the proper turn signals when cycling. Being able to communicate non-verbally is critical when sharing the road with motorists and other bikers. 2. Make sure you child is riding on the correct side of the road. A cyclist rides with the traffic while a pedestrian walks against it. Riding […]

Troy Bike Rescue Give Bikes a New Home

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 786,000 people rode their bike to work in 2012. Though less than the number of motorists on the road, biking is still a fantastic alternative that only seems to be growing in popularity. With all these bikes on the road, one can only wonder what happens to the […]

Promoting Bicycle Safety in Upstate New York

On Sunday, May 22, 2016 George attended the NY bicycling coalition regional meeting at the State University at Albany hosted by the New York Bicycling Coalition and the Mohawk-Hudson Cycling Club.  The purpose of the meeting was to strategize about how we can work together and learn from one another to continue growing, improving, and promoting bicycle […]

Reducing Risks for Walkers, Bikers and Runners

More often than not, tragic accidents involving walkers, bikers and runners can be avoided by following the traffic signals and by taking proper precautions.  At LaMarche Safranko Law, we want you to be as safe as possible and are giving away reflective bracelets to help runners/joggers/walkers be seen.  Please provide us an e-mail and contact information […]

New York Rules of the Road for Bicyclists

Everyone who uses the roads in New York State – whether on four wheels, two wheels or two feet – would be safer understanding the rules for bicyclists. Bicyclists must ride on the right shoulder or edge of the roadway, or in a bike lane whenever there is one available. While bicyclists are allowed to […]

Bicycle Sharing in the Capital District

In the past year, major strides have been achieved in making the Capital District more congenial to bicycle riders. In July 2015, the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) sought proposals to create a permanent bicycle sharing program that would make 260 bicycles available for use in the cities of Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs. The […]

Q: If I am not in a bike lane and am injured, can I still seek damages?

A: By law, bicyclists should utilize bike lanes when they are safely available. However, even if you were not riding in a bike lane, if the motorist who struck you was negligent, you may still seek damages and have a viable claim. Different circumstances in each accident can affect the outcome in a personal injury claim. […]

Q: How do I make bicycle turn signals?

A: Bicycle turn signals are made with specific arm signals. The left turn is one of the most basic bike safety hand signals. Remove your left hand from the left handlebar grip and extend it out to your side until it’s parallel with the ground. Maintain control of the handlebars with your right hand. The National Highway Traffic Safety […]