On October 16, 2014, the NJ Bike-Walk Coalition (NJBWC), in partnership with Montclair Twp., launched the Garden State’s first “Bike Depot”; a cooperative effort which will provide “safe, secure (card-key access) storage of bicycles for NJ Transit commuters, under various membership levels.”   Information on purchasing a bike depot membership can be accessed here.

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As a personal injury attorney, I see the tragic effects of fatigued driving all too frequently.  Recent studies have demonstrated that driving while fatigued presents a hazard similar to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol; a fact which is also true for driving while distracted (such as by texting or other cell phone

Many cyclists, myself included, have succumbed to the lure of carbon fiber. Carbon is lighter, stiffer, arguably stronger, absorbs vibrations (making for a more comfortable ride), and is easily molded by manufacturers to suit the aerodynamic needs of the cyclist. So, why wouldn’t you want a carbon bike? The answer lies in the fact that,

As a bicycle accident lawyer, I am frequently asked what “the law” requires of cyclists vs. motorists in various situations.  Generally speaking, cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists in New Jersey.  Application of the law to specific facts is not always straightforward, but using this general rule of thumb will give you

Today, Friday, June 20, 2014 Stark & Stark Attorneys and staff are “dressing down” in support of Anchor House and their 36th Annual “Ride for Runaways”. On Saturday, July 12, 2014 cyclist will ride over 500 miles to raise money for the homeless, abused, neglected and traumatized children. Last year the “Ride” raised over $400,000.

As a bicycle accident attorney and avid cyclist, I am all too familiar with the problems created by New Jersey’s roadways, with their notoriously narrow shoulders, winding roadways, and other hazards. Fortunately, more and more of our townships are adopting ordinances which include “complete streets” policy provisions. Among the latest to do so, is Hopewell

A tragic collision between a transit bus and a group of cyclists rocked the cycling community in Northern San Diego County last August (2013). The crash occurred in a semi-rural area on a straight, open stretch of road. 3 cyclists, riding single file on the right shoulder, were struck from behind by the north county

Now that the weather here in New Jersey  is finally taking a favorable turn, cyclists (myself included) are itching to hit the road.  In order to promote safe riding, here are a few factors to keep in mind:

  1. Have you scouted the road conditions? A great many roadways here in NJ are currently in