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Glow-in-the-dark bike paths!
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This is just the coolest. Solar powered and everything!"TPA’s glowing path doesn’t require a power source. Instead, it is completely self-sufficient. It relies on phosphor—a synthetic material— to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Oct 6, 2016.

3 ft of space
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brittney Oct 20, 2016.

The Big Jump Project - People for Bikes
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Saw this today and thought it was pretty interesting. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Jul 27, 2016.

Change in traffic laws. How do we do it?!
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In the wake of yet another death of a cyclist I can't help but think about some of the laws I came across while living in Europe which proved to be very beneficial to cycling safety. I am by no means…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Lyons Jul 3, 2016.

 

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Babs Owca replied to Yasmeen's discussion London Cops Posing As Cyclists For Effective Crackdown on Motorists
"London has greatly prioritized cycling safety in the last few years and their new mayor is no different. Sadiq Khan said he wants to make cycling a "safe and obvious choice for Londoners of all ages and backgrounds". AND he's actually…"
Jan 31
Babs Owca and Zach Schneider are now friends
Oct 28, 2016
Brittney replied to Babs Owca's discussion 3 ft of space
"They should also imagine the horns blaring, and see how much scarier it becomes.  I hate when cars honk when passing me, even if they have good intentions. "
Oct 20, 2016
Babs Owca is attending Yasmeen's event
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Chainlink Bar Night at Dovetail at TBD

October 27, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm
It's a bar night at a great new brewery taproom - Dovetail. "German, Czech & Belgian styles. Traditional methods. Try our Lager, Hefeweizen and Rauchbier!" Tasty noms will be provided by food truck, La Cocina with Venezuelan inspired street food.Also, it's a meet and greet for Ambassadors, Chainlink Racing/Riding Team Members and just a generally good excuse to drink a pint and catch up!See More
Oct 10, 2016
Tom A.K. replied to Babs Owca's discussion Glow-in-the-dark bike paths!
"Awesome ! Cool ! And, as they would say in the 70's, 'Far out man, psychedelic'! I posted previously about that Dutch 'Van Gogh' bike path which was also way cool ! Kudos go out to this city in Poland this cycling…"
Oct 6, 2016
Babs Owca posted a discussion

Glow-in-the-dark bike paths!

This is just the coolest. Solar powered and everything!"TPA’s glowing path doesn’t require a power source. Instead, it is completely self-sufficient. It relies on phosphor—a synthetic material— to collect sunlight which then enables it to light up luminophores at night for up to ten hours."http://www.curbed.com/2016/10/5/13176596/bike-paths-sustainable-design-poland…See More
Oct 6, 2016
mike w. replied to Babs Owca's discussion 3 ft of space
"Part of the problem with the busses is that a driver is penalized if they get off schedule (yeah, i know, 'what schedule?') -this causes them to cowboy quite a bit en route. Although the major problem is that many just don't give a…"
Oct 4, 2016
Jon Cunningham replied to Babs Owca's discussion 3 ft of space
"From what I experience on most rides, the legal description isn't even close to what really happens on the street. Furthermore, most drivers won't ever hear, or be aware of, that description until they are in court for some…"
Oct 3, 2016
Paul Lazzaro replied to Babs Owca's discussion 3 ft of space
"This is typical.  Drivers hate to follow a cyclist.  Often they pull alongside, then move to the right, essentially shoving you into the curb.  Frequently they don't even realize they are doing this.  Drivers are only…"
Oct 3, 2016
Maurice replied to Babs Owca's discussion 3 ft of space
""[U]ntil safely past" is an issue as well.  Many a vehicle has started to pass me with at least 3' of clearance only to drive directly into my path a split second later.   This is especially an issue with CTA…"
Oct 3, 2016
Mike Keating replied to Babs Owca's discussion 3 ft of space
"The "3-foot Law" in Illinois is misunderstood. The law is not the a motorist should provide three feet, but AT LEAST three feet of space when passing. Meaning more space than 3 feet in most instances. Here is the law:  The term…"
Oct 3, 2016
JeffB replied to Babs Owca's discussion 3 ft of space
"Agreed. The law is unenforceable now, even if they cared to enforce it."
Sep 29, 2016
Anne Alt replied to Babs Owca's discussion 3 ft of space
"+1"
Sep 29, 2016
Tom A.K. replied to Babs Owca's discussion 3 ft of space
"http://fox17online.com/2016/09/19/kalamazoo-5-foot-bicycle-ordinanace-gets-green-light/ In Kalamazoo County they recently changed to five feet."
Sep 29, 2016
psmitty replied to Babs Owca's discussion 3 ft of space
"Well put, Jon."
Sep 29, 2016
Babs Owca replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"Thank you! Last time it happened I was honestly in shock and wanted to hold up the driver as I yelled at them but I didn't want to punish the poor people on the bus that did nothing to deserve it.  I'll definitely be reporting it the…"
Sep 26, 2016

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What I ride:
Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance, Competition / Racing, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Community
About me:
Born in Europe, raised in Chicago. Graphic designer with an affinity for cycling, plant based cooking and yoga.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.babsowca.com
My first bike:
A rickety old Schwinn named Verona

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