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The top reasons cyclists stop cycling, and potential cyclists don’t ride, are near misses and perceived risk.

We advocate for a world where people can leave their vehicles at home and chose to ride a bicycle, or use their feet, or a combination of active transportation and public transit to run errands, visit parks, go shopping or to school or work or purely for recreation.

Our mission is to create safe shared streets by preventing near misses, collisions, injuries and fatalities.

 

Each cyclist that rides with a camera, and reports all of their near miss incidents to our free Incident Management System, helps to create safe shared streets for all vulnerable road users.

We invite all cyclists, pedestrians, runners and rollerbladers to use our free Incident Management System to track, map, update and analyze all of their near miss incidents, search for repeat offenders, establish potential patterns of dangerous driver behavior, and generate near miss data to map dangerous locations - before collisions occur!

Profits from our work support our mission.

 

News and Updates

Near miss incident analysis tools for cyclists, law enforcement, traffic planners and government agencies

January 30, 2024 |

This short video provides an overview of CyclistVideoEvidence.com’s near miss incident analysis tools for cyclists, law enforcement, traffic planners and…

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CVE founder is featured in the January issue of BRAIN

January 9, 2024 |

Craig Davis is featured in a January issue of BRAIN article titled “The traffic-safety opportunity.” You can read the entire…

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Peter Grace was a cyclist and a gentleman

December 20, 2023 |

Peter Grace was a novel thinker.  He was also an incredible gentleman as documented in a collision incident video he…

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Announcing our Active Transportation Camera Road Reviews

October 2, 2023 |

Cyclists have been asking us to provide cycling camera reviews, especially for inexpensive and effective solutions. Today, we are launching…

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San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury Confirms Systemic Anti-Cyclist Bias Across Law Enforcement and the Legal System

July 21, 2023 |

A ground breaking San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury (SMCCGJ) report confirms that cyclists’ criminal near miss incidents reports, i.e.…

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Russian Roulette With Cyclists’ Lives In San Mateo County

July 11, 2023 |

In a little over one month, a CyclistVideoEvidence.com (CVE) member’s life, and the lives of oncoming drivers, were repeatedly endangered…

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Alameda County Middle Schooler Assaulted Twice While Cycling Home

August 17, 2022 |

This 13 year old boy, entering eighth grade, was riding home from his Alameda County middle school on 8/10/22 at…

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CVE Founder Presents to the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition

May 23, 2022 |

The Silicon Valley Bike Coalition recently invited CVE Founder, Craig Davis, to speak on the use of cyclists’ video evidence…

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The Roots of Systemic Anti-Cyclist Bias Reach Back 100 Years

April 14, 2022 |

I am often asked how the streets became so dangerous that the vast majority of potential cyclists conclude it’s not…

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Legal and Policy Precedents, Advocates and Focus on Near Misses

In addition to providing our free Incident Management System, explained below this section, we also take on select cases to set legal precedents that all cyclists can leverage.  When a case is selected, we represent our member as their advocate and intermediary so they can remain anonymous, if desired, as in our Glendale case and for our member who was assaulted in Castro Valley.   We also deconstruct and time-slice their video evidence to reveal hidden details in incidents that often last only a few seconds.  Lastly, we work with law enforcement so these cases are correctly charged and prosecuted.  Throughout the process we share lessons learned, via our email list and on this site, so all cyclists can leverage our work and legal precedents.

We are also working with the California Transportation Commission to ensure near miss data, generated by cyclists' near miss incident reports submitted to our Incident Management System, can be used by local government agencies to secure Active Transportation Program grants to improve roads for cycling safety.  Until now, the grant funding has been based on collisions.

Below are posts explaining why we focused on criminal near misses, assault and reckless driving, and our legal and policy precedents.  If law enforcement tells you that they have to "On View" all incidents, or cannot cite a driver for a criminal near miss, you can show them our precedents and contact us for assistance.

Announcing our Near Miss Spectrum

February 1, 2019 |

Our mission is to increase the number of cyclists who feel safe and confident riding on the roads yet near…

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Pioneers at the California Transportation Commission Technical Advisory Committee

September 6, 2018 |

One week ago Matt Turner, Chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and Craig Davis, Founder…

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Groundbreaking Town Hall! Cyclists’ Incident Reports Provide New Data For ATP Grant Applications!

July 2, 2018 |

Active Transportation Program Applications Can Now Use Cyclists’ Criminal Near Miss Data! Until now, the California Transportation Commission’s Active Transportation…

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Groundbreaking Town Hall! Positive Driver Identification NOT Required In Cyclist Video Evidence!

June 21, 2018 |

Cyclists who ride with a camera can provide irrefutable video evidence of criminal near miss incidents: specifically assault and reckless…

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Assault and Battery Case Dismissed in Felony Armed Robbery Plea Deal

March 27, 2018 |

Assault and Battery Case Dismissed in Felony Armed Robbery Plea Deal 10/20/17 – Three assailants, driving fifty miles per hour…

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Why Do We Focus On Criminal Near Misses?

December 3, 2017 |

We focus on criminal near misses, assault and reckless driving, because using cyclist video evidence they should be beyond debate. …

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Why Use Our Free Incident Management System?

Enforcement, Education and Near Miss Data Mapping

The August 2018 Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report  “A Right to the Road Understanding & Addressing Bicyclist Safety” concludes that “While engineering solutions are key, states and communities simply cannot build their way out of the bicyclist safety problem; roadway improvements must be accompanied by education and enforcement to be most effective.”  The report goes on to state “the number one reason why people do not ride a bicycle is because they are afraid to be on the road with motor vehicles.”

Police Do Not Always Accept Incident Reports

It's important that cyclists report their incidents to the police but there have been many cases where police departments and State police would not accept cyclist video evidence without a collision including our 9/18/14  Castro Valley precedent, and our 1/18/16 Glendale precedent. 

Even if your incident report is accepted there is no online public access

Even if your incident report is accepted there is no online public access to your Incident Reports and you cannot search by license plate number to learn if you were assaulted by a repeat offender.

Many times police do not cite drivers for egregious incidents

Even if your incident report is accepted many times police do not cite drivers for egregious incidents even with irrefutable cyclist video evidence as in our 9/18/14  Castro Valley precedent  and our current Castro Valley case where a Father was Assaulted and Battered in a Hit and Run.

Enter, Track, Analyze, Update, Map, Generate PDF Reports and search for repeat offenders

Our free Incident Management System allows cyclists Enter, Track, Analyze, Update, Map, and Generate PDF Reports of their Assault and Reckless Driving Incident Reports from the moment they occur.  It also allows cyclists to document their progress through the local law enforcement departments and court system to final conviction, should one occur.

Cyclists can also search by license plate number to learn if you were assaulted by a repeat offender before collisions occur.

Jurisdictional Risk Patterns

We will also be able to identify Jurisdictional Risk Patterns: Jurisdictions where law enforcement does not provide cyclists equal protection under the law by citing and prosecuting drivers for egregious assault and reckless driving incidents.

Provide Police and Government Near Miss and Perceived Risk Data

It will also allow police departments and cities to identify repeat offenders as well as hot spots by location, time of day, day of week, and month of year so they can optimize their allocation of limited resources to increase cyclist safety.

Or research report documents that the main reason cyclists stop cycling is not collisions, but rather, near misses.  The main reason non-cyclists do not become cyclists is perceived risk which is corroborated by the GHSA’s report.  This will be the first near miss and perceived risk data available and is critical in changing law enforcement and government's focus from collisions to near misses and perceived risk.

 

Track and Analyze all of your Near Miss Incidents for your enlightened self preservation, the safety of your cycling community and the safety of all vulnerable road users.