A ‘strict liability’ law would mean that motorists in civil proceedings were automatically assumed to be responsible for a collision that takes place between them and a cyclist or pedestrian.Read More
Cycling infrastructure in the UK is slowly being developed as increased funding is put towards its improvement. Cycle Superhighways are the safest and most ambitious of these developments and are effectively cycle tracks segregated from traffic so that cyclists are protected.Read More
The city’s provision of safe and convenient cycling routes has resulted in too many people cycling than the city is currently able to accommodate. Copenhagen now has the problem of congestion, despite their cycle paths being significantly wider than those typically used in the UK.Read More
As a Solicitor specialising in cycling claims I meet clients who have been injured in a variety of ways whilst cycling. As you would expect, the majority have either been knocked off their bikes by a reckless motorist, have hit a pothole and come off worse, or have lost the age old battle between oil on the road, rubber bike tyres and the co-efficient of friction.
Surprising however are the numbers who are injured when their bike simply collapses beneath them, those whose wheels buckle, or whose pedals drop off beneath their feet. This is the world of product liability and it was brought starkly into perspective by my own experiences this weekend when fitting some newly purchased hydraulic brakes.Read More
One of the most common debates surrounding urban cycling is whether or not cycles should be regulated in a way similar to that of motor vehicles. This could include mandatory third party insurance, as well as compulsory training to obtain a licence before they are permitted to use the road.Read More
Proposals for cycle paths in UK towns and cities have been increasing, but opposition and complications regularly arise. Protest campaigns and petitions to local councils concerning the location of new cycle-ways, are being produced by local residents across the UK, and are often effective. A petition was created earlier this year for example, to block the building of a new cycle track in Derby. It was to be built on part of a nature reserve, but despite promising to rebuild and expand the nature reserve elsewhere, the plans for the cycle track were eventually abandoned.Read More