As Phoenix bicycle accident attorneys, we were happy to hear there are several new places to lock up bikes to prevent thefts, according to the Phoenix New Times. These spots include: around Phoenix’s urban canyons, in front of bars, and in front of Carly’s Bistro. The bike racks could improve safety since they are easy to find and cyclists won’t have to spend extra time looking for good places to lock up their bikes. They are also out of the way of car traffic, as well as congested pedestrian traffic.
Know the Lock Spots to Avoid Phoenix Bicycle Accidents
Distraction can result in Phoenix bicycle accidents. It’s best to know where the best lock spots are so you are not pedaling and looking around at the same time. Here is a list of the newest lock-up spots:
- Bike corral at Phoenix Public Market, which accommodates 20 bikes;
- Carly’s Bistro on Roosevelt Street, sponsored by Arizona Diamondbacks and Valley Metro; and
- Tempe’s Bicycle Cellar.
There are also more lock-up bike racks to come, including at Cibo and Co+Hoots. There is another possible installation near the Van Buren Transit Center.
Phoenix Bicycle Accident Statistics
In 2009, there were 476 Phoenix bicycle accidents, and in 2008 there were 478, according to a study in AZ Central. Nine were killed and 423 injured in 2009. April was the worst month for accidents and September was the worst for fatalities. Also, Friday was the day when the most crashes occurred, especially between noon and 3 p.m. It is unclear why this is the case, but bicyclists should take special care during these days and times, as well as during rush hour.
Contact a Phoenix Bicycle Accident Lawyer
A knowledgeable Phoenix bicycle accident lawyer knows how to help victims hurt in bike crashes. The Husband and Wife Law Team at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. collects facts from witnesses, police, and even passengers in the car that caused the crash. We then work to obtain settlements from the at-fault driver using this information. Our clients, the injured bicyclist, can use this money for medical expenses and more. Contact us today for your free consultation.