Project KidSafe: Our Commitment to Bike Safety for Children in Massachusetts

Breakstone, White & Gluck is committed to supporting bicycle safety in Massachusetts. Through our Project KidSafe campaign, our attorneys have proudly donated over 33,000 bicycle helmets to children since 2013. On this page, you will find information about our safety campaign, our community partners and bike safety resources for families.

Project Kid Safe
Breakstone, White & Gluck's Project KidSafe campaign has donated over 33,000 bicycle helmets to children since 2013.

Our campaign by year: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

More people are cycling than ever before in Boston, Cambridge and across Massachusetts. Cyclists are commuting to work and also riding for recreation. In response, Massachusetts cities have expanded bike safety infrastructure, bike lanes and protected bike lanes. But bicycle accidents do, of course, still happen.

Please wear a bicycle helmet every time you ride, along with a safety vest and other clothing to help you stay visible to drivers. Then, always follow the rules of the road and pay attention in your local community. If you have questions, local bicycle committees, police departments and planning departments are all good resources for safety information for cyclists.

Bike Helmets Boston

We hope you are never injured, but if you are, do not hesitate to call us for a free legal consultation and to learn your rights. Our attorneys have over 100 years combined experience representing cyclists who have been injured by bicycle accidents in Massachusetts. Call 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676 or use our contact form.

Cycling Community Outreach and Support

Breakstone, White & Gluck has been an active supporter of Boston bicycle clubs and other programs for over 20 years. For our support and our Project KidSafe campaign, we have been proudly recognized by the American League of Bicyclists as a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business. Below is a list of the cycling organizations we proudly support through advertising, event sponsorship and our Project KidSafe bike helmet donations to children.

Bike Helmets Boston

Breakstone, White & Gluck is committed to expanding access to bicycle helmets.

Photos: Our bicycle helmet donations in Somerville public schools, the iCanShine Bike Camp in Arlington and Cambridge Public Schools. We have also supported Boston Bikes' Roll It Forward program, a City of Boston initiative which repaired used bicycles for city residents.

Our partners have included:

Our police department partners:

We support these bicycling organizations and clubs:

Bike Safety Videos and Articles

Bike Helmets: Cyclists who are 16 years of age or younger must wear helmets while riding bicycles, under M.G.L. c. 85, § 11B. The helmet must be secured to the cyclist's head with straps and meet standards established by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

2021 Project KidSafe Flyer on Bike Safety
A bicycle safety resource for schools and community groups to share.

Gluck Legal Takeaway - Bicycle Safety Articles
Read Attorney Ron Gluck's bike safety articles in the Charles River Wheelers' newsletter.

Massachusetts Bicyclists' Rights and Responsibilities
In Massachusetts, cyclists may operate on all roads (except limited access highways or where otherwise posted) and must follow the same rules as motor vehicles, with some exceptions. Read our checklist of rights and responsibilities for bicyclists and motorists in Boston and Massachusetts.

Facts About Massachusetts Bicycle Laws
This article is for cyclists just starting on the road. But it also makes a good reference for more experienced cyclists, offering quick answers to questions about cycling laws, safety gear, hand signals and where you are allowed to travel.

What Every Massachusetts Bicyclist Needs to Know About Car Insurance
Many Massachusetts drivers are uninsured or underinsured. As a cyclist, if you are injured by one of these drivers, you may be left without adequate coverage for your medical bills and financial losses. What can you do? Talk to your auto insurance agent now. You can purchase specific types and amounts of coverages through your own auto insurance policy - or a household policy - to make up the coverage.

Dooring Accidents
Many bicycle accidents happen after a car has parked, when a driver opens their door and neglects to look. Dooring is against the law in Massachusetts and drivers can be cited by police and held liable for a cyclist's injuries. Our attorneys are experienced in investigating dooring accidents and acting quickly to seek compensation for cyclists.

Other Bike Safety Resources

Video Resources