Originally published August 1, 2016. If you are a bicycle enthusiast, you are probably looking forward to the impending summer months. The plentiful sunshine, fresh air, and warm weather will certainly be too tempting to avoid this year. Biking is a fun and healthy activity, but it is often dangerous in New Jersey. Unfortunately, many New Jersey drivers are not used to sharing the road with bicyclists. This inattentiveness is a deadly threat to bicyclists everywhere, so if you are planning on riding down your favorite bike path or trail this summer, be sure to read the following safety tips first. Read the rest »
Originally published October 11, 2016. Cycling is a great way to get exercise and an eco-friendly way to travel. New Jersey is a perfect environment for cyclists. However, cycling can also be a dangerous pastime. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2010, 618 cyclists were killed and an additional 52,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes throughout the United States. The number of cyclist killed in crashes involving automobiles increased by 16% between 2010 and 2012.
The “environmental benefits” are only one reason that biking has become the most popular alternative to driving a motor vehicle in Princeton. The ability to avoid a great deal of traffic, get some exercise, and traverse the campus quickly are all appealing to students, staff, and visitors alike. And all of these benefits pale in comparison to the huge savings over the cost of owning and operating a car.
And thanks to the continued support of Princeton University, everyone in the neighborhood now has access to a total of 70 8-speed Breezer bikes. Read the rest »
Biking can be a great activity for kids. It’s the first mode of transportation, other than walking or skateboarding, that children can experience independently before being able to get their driver’s license. It also frees up parents from having to drive their kids everywhere. Read the rest »
Bicycling is becoming more and more popular in America. People are choosing bikes as the eco-friendly method of traveling to work, to the store for groceries, and to get their daily dose of exercise. Biking is relatively safe, but bikers can wipe out and get hurt. Read the rest »
Although similar, America and Europe differ in a few specific ways. From our irrational dislike of the metric system, to our disparate date and time system, we have always remained apart from Europe in certain matters.
So it really doesn’t come as a surprise that Europe and America are different when it comes to biking as well. Read the rest »
Spring has sprung, and throughout the Garden State, folks are dusting off their bicycles and hitting the streets. Bikes are a great way to shed winter pounds, save on gas money, and do something positive for the environment. But, sharing the road with two-ton cars and other motor vehicles can be dangerous for cyclists, especially since motorists aren’t always on the lookout for them. That’s why Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., is releasing this infographic with tips about riding safely within New Jersey’s bicycle laws. Read the rest »
Let’s face it; New Jersey winters are brutal. By the beginning of December, you’re starting to wear three layers and the electric blanket is a fixture of your bedroom. So for your next winter vacation, consider planning a warm-weather trip. Even better, plan a trip where you can get outside and truly enjoy a warm climate. Bicycling tours are one of the popular ways to do just that. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cyclist, there is a cycling tour out there for you. Read the rest »
There are plenty of things to think about as the new school year arrives. And if your children will be biking to school, one of the most important things on your to-do list should be creating a safety plan. While there are several advantages to riding a bike, it’s vital to recognize that many children are injured in bicycle accidents every day across the country. To minimize the risk of a tragedy involving a bike accident, consider these three tips: Read the rest »
When school ends for the summer, it’s natural to see more children out and about enjoying the weather and their freedom. This usually means an increase in the number of bicycles on New Jersey roads. Because of this, it’s crucial for drivers and kids to be aware of their surroundings and exercise caution to prevent bike accidents. It’s also vital for parents to address proper bicycle safety practices with their kids. Read the rest »
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