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Honoring Runner Meg Menzies

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The running community is a close-knit one.  Reactions to the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon are evidence of the strong bond felt among runners — a bond that connects runners all across the world. The running community in Hanover County, Virginia (near Richmond) is no exception.  Runner and mother of three Meg Menzies was

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Where Should Cyclists Ride on the Roads?

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If you are a cyclist, where should you ride your bike?  On the street?  On the sidewalk?  On a trail?  Where? This is an important bike safety question and one that has been on the mind of Virginia bike crash attorney Doug Landau.  Landau, an avid athlete and cyclist himself, recently represented a cyclist who

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Distracted Drivers a Danger on the Roads

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Distracted drivers are a danger.  No one would argue that point.  Athletes who train on or near our roadways are particularly vulnerable to a driver who takes his or her eyes off the road, even for a few seconds. This moving video shows just how much one driver’s brief distraction can impact so many lives.

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Illegal U-Turn Enforcement In DC Protects Bikers

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According to an article in The Washington Post, biking in the District of Columbia may be getting a little safer thanks to efforts to increase driver awareness of the perils of making U-turns. Many of us have had “close calls” when cycling in a bike lane, only to be confronted by a car, taxi cab

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Looking BOTH ways for both motorized and Non-motorized traffic

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The recent in Alexandria underscores the importance of drivers looking BOTH ways when crossing DC area cycling, skating and running paths. Too often motorists are looking to see vehicular traffic approaching in whatever direction is closest to their car or truck. Northern Virginia drivers tend to pull out to the street without regard for cyclists

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Europeans vs. Americans: Give a cyclist a break

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“I was thinking of truck drivers as the Tour de France got under way this week: the European truck driver, who sees bike racers out training and invites them to grab hold of his rig for a tow; and his American counterpart, who takes pleasure in running cyclists off the road.” In this quote, Alexander

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