"As I wrote southbound is fine and I've taken many of the routes you mention. Northbound from the loop is quite limited until you pick up Wells. Franklin has too many stop signs and his not designed for biking with the steel el…"
"What would make my city rides "low stress?"
1. Better river crossings:
The grated bridges that you have to share with cars can be dangerous (not to mention, the bumps and cracks are painful if you don't have shock absorbers). It…"
"To the west side of the Loop, try Larrabee/Kingsbury (with a detour to Cambridge on southbound trips). From the east side, try Stockton or Cannon to Lake Shore's local lane. That goes to Michigan & Oak. Then it's a few blocks to Wabash…"
"Southsiders have the pretty wonderful route of Dearborn to Harrison to Wabash to go south from the Loop, but I get your point. There still aren't good routes for southwestsiders or westsiders, for sure. My bigger point is just that although…"
"I just got back from Spain, and driver attitudes are completely different than in the U.S. I didn't see one driver talking on a phone. I didn't see one car driven through a red light. I only saw one car partially…"
"There are several routes around the Loop that only work for one direction of a commute. As you said for northsiders, Wells is a good route in with no out bound corollary. Simlarly, Washington gives westsiders a good inbound route, with limited…"
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