How to Find Safe Connecticut Bike Routes
Cycling is growing in popularity, both as a hobby and a means of transportation, every year. Data from the Bike League indicates that the total number of bicycle trips more than doubled between 2001 and 2009, from 1.7 billion to 4 billion. Connecticut has significantly outpaced the national average over the same time period.
With more bikes on the road, it sadly means there are more accidents as well.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were over 1,000 cyclist fatalities and nearly 467,000 bicycle-related injuries in 2015. As cyclists, it’s important to take every possible precaution, and that includes riding designated bike routes whenever possible within cities such as New Haven and Hartford.
This Website May Help
A useful tool has been put out by Connecticut Bike Routes, which, as the name indicates, provides information on bike routes throughout the state. The site is intended for experienced cyclists looking for information on good long-distance road routes in Connecticut and Massachusetts. They have catalogued hundreds of rides, with the shortest being less than ten miles and the longest over 100. Anyone interested in road cycling would do well to check out their site.
Take Safety Seriously
Unfortunately, no amount of information can protect you from dangerous drivers. Cyclists are at risk of serious injuries while on the road, particularly from motor vehicles. It’s not fair, but when a driver is behaving negligently and causes an accident with a bicycle, he will almost certainly walk away unscathed while the cyclist will suffer permanent disabilities, face steep medical bills, and have to undergo lengthy rehabilitations.
That’s why you should always take every possible precaution before heading out on the road. Always wear a helmet and other protective gear, such as gloves, reflective clothing and, when appropriate, kneepads. Even during daylight hours, it can be helpful to have flashing lights attached to your bike. Obey all rules of the road, including signaling turns properly and giving pedestrians the right-of-way.
We Understand Bike Accidents
John Naizby, the lead attorney at Naizby Law, understands bicycle-related legal issues. He is an avid cyclist and has completed three Ironman triathlons. He was also seriously injured by a negligent driver and so he knows the negative impact an injury can have on your way of life. If you have been injured in a cycling accident, you need an attorney who has direct experience handling these types of cases.
At Naizby Law, we handle all of our cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing until we have successfully recovered compensation for you. Contact us at (203) 245-8500 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our friendly representatives.
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