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Plan for new bike lanes on Cincinnati roads to make biking safer

On Behalf of | Jun 22, 2022 | motor vehicle accidents

Now that the summer is here in Cincinnati, it’s a great time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. One great way to do that is by riding a bicycle. It’s a good form of exercise and can also be a more cost-effective way to go to work or other locations. However, it can also be a more dangerous way to travel as well. Bicycles have to share the roads with the other vehicles on the roads and on many roads it means needing to bike in the same lanes as the other vehicles.

How roads will be transformed for bike lanes

There is a project underway in Cincinnati to try and make some roads safer for bicycles. As part of the project a number of roads will be receiving bike lanes on the sides of the roads. Some roads are also being converted from four lanes to two lanes to add more space for the bike lanes being put in place. Additionally, some bike paths are receiving improvements or are being completely redone.

This project will create safer places for bicyclists to ride and will be a welcome change for the bicyclists. However, these bike lanes will not keep all bicyclists safe from all bike accidents with vehicles. When they are involved in accidents with other vehicles, the bicyclists are very vulnerable and can suffer severe injuries. Bicyclists have very little protection and even if the vehicle is not travelling very fast they can still cause significant injuries.

The bicyclist can be left in a very difficult position not only physically, but also financially as well. They may have significant medical bills and may also not be able to work as they recover and lose income too.

It is important that bicyclists in Cincinnati who are the victims of accidents with vehicles receive the compensation they deserve. They should not need to worry about their finances while they are focusing are recovering from their injuries. The drivers of the vehicles may be required to compensate the victims if they cause the accident. This usually involves the driver’s insurance company though and it may not easy receiving the compensation. Experienced attorneys understand how to deal with insurance companies and may be able to help one become whole again.