Breakstone, White & Gluck Named a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists

Recognized for our Project KidSafe Campaign Donating Over 15,000 Children’s Bicycle Helmets and Support for Cycling Organizations

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Attorney David W. White, Attorney Marc L. Breakstone and Attorney Ronald E. Gluck of Breakstone, White & Gluck. The firm was recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists.

Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Breakstone, White & Gluck with a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business award. This is a special honor, coming as we complete the fifth year of our Project KidSafe campaign, donating over 15,000 bicycle helmets to children in Massachusetts. We have distributed the helmets in partnership with over 40 community groups, local bicycle committees, police departments and schools.

The League of American Bicyclists announced 58 new and renewing businesses in its Bicycle Friendly Business program today. Breakstone, White & Gluck was one of three businesses recognized in Massachusetts and now joins 1,118 current Bicycle Friendly Businesses across the country, including local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies that are transforming the American workplace.

“The League of American Bicyclists is excited to recognize this latest group of new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses for making their workplaces and their communities safer, happier, healthier, and more sustainable through bicycling,” said Amelia Neptune, Director of the Bicycle Friendly America program. “We applaud these businesses, including Breakstone, White & Gluck, for leading the charge in creating a more bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”

“We thank the League of American Bicyclists for recognizing Breakstone, White & Gluck,” said Attorney David W. White. “With traffic congestion and the high cost of commuting in Massachusetts, our firm’s goal is to support safe and accessible cycling opportunities for workers, school children, college students and communities, as well as cyclists who enjoy the sport.”

White added, “We look forward to supporting the League’s work as part of our bicycle safety outreach efforts in 2018.”

Breakstone, White & Gluck is a Boston personal injury and medical malpractice law firm. Earlier this year, our partners, Marc L. Breakstone, David W. White and Ronald E. Gluck, celebrated our firm’s 25 years of successfully serving clients.

Project KidSafe
Founded in 2013, our Project KidSafe campaign has donated over 15,000 bicycle helmets to children in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and across Massachusetts. Our firm has partnered with over 40 bicycle community partners, including Massachusetts Safe Routes to School, Boston Bikes’ Roll It Forward, CYCLE Kids and Somerville Public Schools, the Kiwanis Club of Somerville and Bikes Not Bombs. Each year, we partner with 10 police departments, including the Boston, Cambridge, Quincy and Everett police departments. Please visit our website for a list of our partner organizations.

As part of our Project KidSafe campaign, our attorneys participate in the National Bike to Work Day at Boston City Hall Plaza each May, distributing free helmets to cyclists who need a replacement and to workers who want to start riding. For the past four years, we have also supported Boston Bikes, a City of Boston program, and MassBike in campaigns to distribute bike lights. Massachusetts law requires cyclists to use bike lights to stay visible after sunset and before sunrise.

Breakstone, White & Gluck is proud to support MassBike and Boston Cyclists Union in advocating for cycling safety and several clubs, including the Northeast Bicycle Club, New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) and Charles River Wheelmen.

About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. Through its Bicycle Friendly America awards, it recognizes businesses, as well as states, communities and universities. Massachusetts is currently ranked the 4th most Bicycle Friendly state. Eleven communities have earned bicycle friendly awards, including Cambridge and Somerville, which have Gold Level awards. Learn more about the program here: or read the most recent Bicycle Friendly Business award list.

Massachusetts Bar Association to Honor Attorney David W. White with President’s Award

Attorney David W. White of Breakstone, White & Gluck in BostonThe Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) has announced it will honor Attorney David W. White with the MBA President’s Award at its May 4th Annual Dinner. The President’s Award is bestowed upon those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the work of the MBA, to the preservation of MBA values, to the success of MBA initiatives and to the promotion of the MBA’s leadership role within the legal community of Massachusetts.

Attorney White is a past president of the MBA from 2007-2008. While serving as MBA president from 2007-08, White formed the Drug Policy Task Force, which made numerous recommendations for criminal sentencing reform and drug treatment in Massachusetts. He also led the Lawyers’ Eco-Challenge, encouraging law firms to fight global warming by changing their office energy use and recycling practices. He has been involved in several MBA section councils, educational programs and annual conferences.

Attorney White was also recognized for his community service beyond the MBA. Since serving as MBA president, he has been active in building Breakstone, White & Gluck’s Project KidSafe campaign, which donates bicycle helmets to children to prevent head injuries. Founded in 2013, the safety campaign has now distributed more than 15,000 bicycle helmets in Massachusetts.

Read the full announcement with comments from MBA President Jeffrey N. Catalano on the MBA website:

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Features Breakstone, White & Gluck’s Bike Helmet Donations

Breakstone, White & Gluck was recently mentioned in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for our bike helmet donations to children and for attorney David White’s “Volunteer of the Year” award from Boston Bikes, a program of the City of Boston.

david-white-award-500.jpgPhoto credit: LivableStreets/ Attorney David W. White of Breakstone, White & Gluck and Nicole Freedman, Director of Boston Bikes, during the 6th Annual Boston Bike Update at Faneuil Hall.
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Attorney David White Receives Volunteer of the Year Award from Boston Bikes

Attorney David White was recognized for his contributions to Boston’s cycling community at last night’s 6th Annual Boston Bike Update, which was held in the historic Faneuil Hall in Boston.

White, an attorney at Breakstone, White & Gluck, received the Volunteer of the Year award from Boston Bikes, the city office which oversees the growth of safety infrastructure, the Hubway bike share facilities, and programs for youth and low-income residents. White was honored alongside Bikes Not Bombs of Jamaica Plain, which received the Organization of the Year award. Jon Ramos was named Rookie Advocate of the Year and Vineet Gupta was Unsung Hero of the Year.

Photo credit: LivableStreets/ Attorney David W. White of Breakstone, White & Gluck and Nicole Freedman, Director of Boston Bikes, during the 6th Annual Boston Bike Update at Faneuil Hall.

Jenny Duquette, Community Cycling Program Manager, introduced White:

“Our Volunteer of the Year is a former president of the Massachusetts Bar Association and a trial lawyer at Breakstone, White, & Gluck, which donated 160 helmets to Roll It Forward in 2013.”

“Like any superstar volunteer, he wanted to have an impact, so last year he volunteered at several bike giveaways as our helmet station guru – getting the kids excited about their new helmets, while making sure they got a helmet that actually fit! This year, his firm is donating helmets, locks, and light sets.”

Boston Bikes and Roll It Forward
Roll It Forward collects, repairs and distributes bikes to low-income Boston residents who might not otherwise have access to one. The program’s goal is to promote a healthier lifestyle with increased physical activity and fewer trips by car. As of January 2014, the program had distributed 2,728 bicycles. It plans to donate 850 more in 2014. In one very busy two-year period, the city’s youth cycling program gave safety classes to over 7,770 youth.

Former Mayor Thomas Menino established Boston Bikes in 2007 by hiring transportation planner and former Olympic cyclist Nicole Freedman. At that time, Boston only had 60 yards of bike lanes and was frequently cited as the worst city in the country for cyclists.

Today, the city has 60 miles of bike lanes. Boston Bikes is working to expand the network by adding a variety of new bike lanes, including new cycletracks, which will put a barrier between bike lanes and cars. The Hubway program, which launched in July 2011, continues to grow with more bike stations in Boston as well as Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline. And the program strongly encourages use of helmets, by asking riders to agree to wear helmets in the Hubway contracts, partnering with businesses to offer subsidized helmets and opening the first-in-the-nation helmet vending machine in Back Bay.

Watch the Boston Bike Update.

Read more about Boston Bikes.

View Facebook photos of the 6th Annual Boston Bike Update.
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