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Date: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:00pm
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Event: Monthly Club Meeting, Sponsored by Light and Motion
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Location: Connolly’s Bar & Restaurant, 121 West 45th St. (3rd fl.) (bet. 6th Ave. & Broadway)
 
Schedule:
6:00PM - dine, drink and schmooze
7:00PM – program
8:15PM - raffle
 
Program: “Bike Law 201: Forewarned is Forearmed”, a presentation by Steve Vaccaro
 
Steve’s presentation will cover three main areas.  First, he’ll summarize key points of bike and insurance law that every cyclist should know.  Then, he’ll cover developments in the law of driver accountability and cycling advocacy. At the end, as in years past, there will be a quiz where those with the best answers will receive complimentary tickets to some great organized rides, including Escape New York. A Question and Answer period will follow the presentation.
 
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Biography 

 

Steve and his partner Adam next to their bikes

Steve has been riding a bike in New York City since high school.  With his partner Adam White, he heads the law office of Vaccaro & White, a law firm specializing in representing cyclists for twenty years.  Steve and Adam not only represent cyclists injured in crashes and by road defects, they also have represented cyclists in class actions against the New York City Police Department and the Department of Motor Vehicles to win fair treatment for cyclists.  

Steve has drafted legislation to protect the rights of cyclists and pedestrians, including the Right of Way Law, which created the first criminal penalty for striking a cyclist with the right of way.  He will speak about another bill he is working on with City Council Member Brad Lander, which takes a groundbreaking approach to getting reckless drivers off New York City streets. 

It’s because of this work that Steve was profiled in the New York Law Journal as perhaps New York City’s best-known lawyer advocate for bicyclist and pedestrian rights.

Steve has been a member of the Transportation Alternatives Advisory Council for over ten years, and a columnist for Streetsblog where he writes the “Street Justice” column and is the founder of StreetsPAC, the political action committee that supports elected officials who champion cyclists and pedestrians’ rights.   

 

Raffle prizes:

Vibe Pro Tail Light (7), retail value $60.00
Vibe Pro Head light (3), retail value $50.00
Featured prizes: Vibe Pro Tail Light and Vibe Pro Head Light Combo (2), retail value $100.00
 
 

Connolly’s/NYCC Beer Happy Hour

Connolly’s/NYCC Beer Happy Hour will include the following beers for the entire duration of our meeting (6:00 - 9:00 PM) and will be available for purchase at the discounted price of $6.00 :

Bass Ale  ·  Sam Adams  ·  Connolly’s Red or Wheat  ·  Yuengling

 

July Club Meeting
07.10.2018
6:00pm
cycling trips