Bicycle Accidents | Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie Blog
In recent years, Orange County has experienced a boom in electric bikes, or E-bikes, with local companies and large corporations bringing this trendy form of transportation to Southern California’s coast. And it makes perfect sense. E-bikes can get you to your destination faster, offering low-cost, energy-efficient, emissions-free transportation with benefits for your body and your health. But are they safe?
When you are out biking on the wide-open roads of Orange County, a major hazard that you must look out for is suddenly-opening car doors.
Emulating Denver, Long Beach, and other bicycle-friendly cities, San Clemente is developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan to improve conditions for those utilizing streets and sidewalks for walking and cycling, reported the Orange County Register. Officials from the city rode along for a tour of the measures Long Beach has implemented in recent years to make cycling safer and more convenient, such as allocating one of the three lanes on a street for riding, adding more bike lanes, racks, and corals, and creating bike-share programs for city employees.
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