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Robert Clifford Authors Article Discussing the Interplay between Car Drivers and Bicycle Riders on Busy Streets

Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices and monthly columnist for the Chicago Lawyer magazine, wrote his November, 2013 column entitled “Drivers and Cyclists Must Mix.” In his article, Clifford discusses his predictions on what will happen now that the number of citizens choosing to ride bicycles to work instead of driving or taking the train is expanding, especially since the introduction of Divvy bikes in Chicago. Clifford wrote that unless there is greater awareness of the presence of both bicyclists and car drivers on the same roads, as there is throughout Europe, the number of injuries, and even deaths, to those who choose to bike may increase. Clifford commends the city’s effort to rewrite the rules of the road to make them safer for both bicyclists and car drivers, and calls the increased ticket prices for offenses a small price to pay in exchange for safety. To read the full article, click here.