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New bike lane opening in Portland as the result of cyclist’s death and lawsuit
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

This week the family of deceased cyclist Martin Lee Greenough settled their case against the City of Portland and the State of Oregon for the lack of a bike lane on a 200-foot stretch of Northeast Lombard Street where the cyclist was killed. The lawsuit claimed that the Oregon Department of Transportation and the City […]

One must-have for cyclists
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

To put it simply, insurance. In the last few months, Portland, Oregon has been rated America's most bike-friendly city, has earned national recognition for creating infrastructure for cycling, and now claims the highest percentage of bike commuters in any large U.S. city.  Yet, too often my firm gets a call from a cyclist who has been seriously […]

Help Kids Avoid Common Bicycle Crashes
Saturday, April 7th, 2012

About 400,000 children are treated in emergency rooms every year for bicycle-related injuries. Some crashes are inevitable, but you can prepare your kids to avoid the some of the most common bike crashes. 1.       Get Ready Properly fit and adjust the bike helmet to your kid’s head. Most bike crashes will just result in scraped […]

Winter Safety Reminder: Share the Roads
Thursday, January 5th, 2012

As the temperature drops and the rainy season begins in earnest, the normally bike-friendly Northwest becomes a more dangerous place for cyclists. Wet leaves, black ice, and frequent rain or snow don’t help driving conditions for cyclists OR motorists. Drivers, remember: Cyclists have a right to be in the lane of traffic. They’re not riding […]

Bicycle Accidents in Oregon Remind Us to Share the Road
Friday, August 5th, 2011

Four bicyclists were killed and another three were hospitalized in automobile collisions in Oregon this week.   An 81-year-old man died after his bicycle swerved in to the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 101 near Garibaldi, Oregon, crashing into the back of a passing truck’s loaded log pole trailer. Last weekend, an 18-year-old recent Clackamas High […]

Car Insurance – Why Everyone Should Have It
Monday, August 30th, 2010

Even if you never sit behind the driver’s wheel, you should protect yourself by having car insurance. Anytime you are injured through someone’s use of a motor vehicle, car insurance can come into play. When you are walking or riding your bike, car insurance may be able to pay expenses if you are injured. If […]

Bicycle Safety
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Portland and the Northwest have a national reputation for being bicycle-friendly cities. Having the bicycle lanes, boulevards, and designated bicycle boxes on public roads require awareness and responsibility from both the bicyclist and the driver. The responsibilities of bicyclists are as follows: Always assume the motorist cannot see you and bike defensively.  When riding by […]

Teaching Bicycle Helmet Safety to Children
Monday, March 8th, 2010

If you are having trouble convincing your child to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle, here's a link to a YouTube video that gets the message across in a fun and engaging way. The video uses a peer-to-peer approach to teach middle and high school youth about how wearing a bicycle helmet can protect […]

Safety Tips to Avoid Injury From 6 Common Summer Hazards
Monday, June 8th, 2009

Provides tips on how to avoid injury from common summer hazards.

Family of Portland Cyclist Killed by Truck Files Suit
Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Reports on lawsuit filed by family of Portland bicyclist killed in truck accident