Important Case We Won: Enforcing Side Guards on Trucks

Feb 24, 2021

We recently won an important decision regarding side guards on trash trucks. Other fleets soon followed.

Bicyclists are at risk of being swept under the wheels of big trucks. Emily Fredricks tragically lost her life in Nov 2017 in this way.

Emily’s family hired us to make the streets safer for bicyclists, not just to win money. We did both.

Our landmark settlement forced sideguards on the fleet of trash trucks – and soon more fleets installed them. The settlement also called for warning/alert systems so the truck drivers knew there were bicyclists next to them, and driver training  course that includes an obstacle course with bike lanes and bicycles.