Move over Portland, Ore. Minneapolis has now taken over as the bike-friendliest city. That is the word from todays Bicycling magazine. What did it? A combination of the increased number of bike riders and the actions that have been taken to make biking easier and safer.
With the increased riders on the road, it’s important to keep in mind the following recommendations.
General Bicycle Safety Tips
-Always wear a helmet. Bicycle helmets can reduce head injuries by 85 percent.
-Use hand signals to indicate which direction you want to turn.
-Be aware and alert at all busy intersections. Make yourself known to motorists.
-Have reflectors or lights when riding at night.
-Pass on the left, and be ready to hit the brakes. Keep a good passing distance.
-Be aware and leave room for motorists trying to make right-hand turns.
-The paths in Boulder have 15 mph speed limits; follow the speed guidelines.
-Don’t wear headphones when riding, and yield to traffic when entering roadways.
The hope is that as we go into another season of riding that people will be reminded of the need for safety.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.