City of Austin and Bike Lanes — Particularly Mesa Drive

In 2007,  the City of Austin Bike Plan (click to download document)  began with these words, “The aim of the Austin Bicycle Plan is to increase bicycle use and safety.”  Per the adopted Austin Bicycle Plan, “On-street automobile parking and bicycle lanes are incompatible because the parked cars essentially prevent use of the lane.  Parking should not be allowed in… Read more →

Angry drivers can put cyclists at risk

Some thoughts on road rage

Road rage is no laughing matter. Austin cyclist E. Scott recently found this out the hard way when dentist Jerry Milner became angry that Scott was riding in a traffic lane (the bike lane was overgrown with vegetation). After yelling at Scott, Milner allegedly pulled in front of Scott and slammed on his brakes. This caused Scott to fly into… Read more →


Bike To Work Day is May 15, 2015!

Join us this Friday, May 15, 2015, for Bike to Work Day. Cyclist Law will be at Ozone Bike Dept. handing out breakfast tacos and swag. Come fill your belly and say hi, we love meeting other cyclists! Also, make sure to check out our video on Shefman Law for some safety tips before heading out tomorrow morning. In addition,… Read more →

Bike Advocacy Organizations

Being represented by a skilled bicycle accident attorney means you will be represented by someone who knows what it is like for cyclists on the road. As cyclists, we worry about getting “doored,” right-hooked, and our bicycle lanes just disappearing as we ride. Please get involved by becoming a member of your local bicycle advocacy organizations. Bike Austin is working… Read more →

How to avoid getting doored

When a driver swings open a car door without first properly checking for cyclists, serious bodily injury and even death can result for the bicyclist or motorcyclist. Riding within three feet of a car door can result in getting “doored”. Bicycle lanes create buffer zones between bicyclists and car doors, whereas streets without proper bicycle lanes often force bicycles to… Read more →

Hit-and-Run Bike Crashes

If you have been injured in a hit-and-run bike crash, hit-and-run pedestrian crash, or hit-and-run motorcycle crash and you and/or witnesses can identify the vehicle or driver that hit you either directly or through circumstantial evidence, then you should contact CyclistLaw immediately about your case. Where there are no witnesses and you or your loved one was injured beyond the… Read more →