Whether you have recently taken up biking during the pandemic or are a seasoned pro, the bicycling lawyers at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman have some safety tips for biking in the age of coronavirus.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we know it. Because people are working from home and not going out as much as they once did, the roads around Boston and other cities around the country have experienced a drop in traffic.
Across Massachusetts, there has been a 20% decrease in vehicles on the road when compared to last year with Boston showing a drop of nearly 50%.
With less congested roadways coupled with public transit options that make it hard to social distance, people are looking for new ways to get around and stay in shape. This has to create a boom in bicycling. Experienced bicyclists are taking to the streets more often while those new to biking are going out and buying new bikes and gear. In fact, many big-box department stores are sold out of bikes while local bike shops are reporting a surge in sales. Some have even compared bicycles to toilet paper, which was in high demand at the beginning of the pandemic. Continue reading