|You never want to see this happen...but if it does who do you call?|
Yesterday was the monthly BPAC (Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee) meeting which while interesting and important isn't something I write up in detail. However, last night proved unique in two ways... 1) We cancelled the meeting because we didn't have enough people and 2) because we had an interesting visitor.... A lawyer who has a special interest in bicycles.
I've read plenty about bicycle lawyers in Portland and other big "bicycle cities"....but I don't think I've ever encountered a specialist bicycle lawyer in Reno. I'm not going to use his name until I chat with him a bit more, but I was impressed that he came to the meeting because he was fed up with folks violating cyclists rights, the lack of enforcement, and lack of follow up in complaints/cases where these offenses takes place. I found this unique because I'm sure if you're a lawyer just looking for business in the personal injury world....representing cyclist probably isn't the best business strategy.
Anyway, I'll be talking with him more and hope that at the very least he'll be a good resource for local cyclists who do get injured.