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Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
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I'll be working at 2801 S Western Ave soon and I'm looking for commuting advice from the Northside. My preference would be LFP rather than city streets. Once I'm downtown what's the best route to go…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Z on Wednesday.

Bike shop recommendation for commuter for teen
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I'm looking for recommendations for bike shops where I can purchase a used (or inexpensive new) commuter for my young teenager to bike to high school.  I'd rather not go the Craiglist route and would…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 14.5mi Jun 25, 2013.

 

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Anne Alt replied to Bill Seliger's discussion Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
"I would agree. That's a lot of east-west distance - a high price for the pleasure of some lakefront riding. Just my $0.02.... Your mileage may vary."
Wednesday
Jim Reho replied to Bill Seliger's discussion Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
"Of course, no one is being critical of Bill.  I think what you're trying to point out, and correct me if I'm wrong, is that the battle to get east to the LFP from Damen or Pulaski, and then west from the LFP to 28th and Western,…"
Wednesday
David P. replied to Bill Seliger's discussion Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
"I cannot speak for the OP, but my own (long) commute gives me a technically-shorter-distance (maybe 21 miles instead of 25) route home using MLK Drive, but I choose the LFP every time because it is so, so much less stressful. No one in a car is…"
Tuesday
Bill Seliger replied to Bill Seliger's discussion Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
"Thanks for all the advice. There's a Divvy station right next to my work location there so I Divvy'd back to he loop along Blue Island. Seemed like a pretty good route. Even though it's more miles I want to stick with the LFP and it…"
Nov 13
Maurice replied to Bill Seliger's discussion Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
"This. ^   If you insist on taking the LFP, 18th is chill compared to Archer, though you still have to watch out for shitty drivers in certain specific spots, such as the Dan Ryan intersection."
Nov 13
Tony Adams replied to Bill Seliger's discussion Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
"The United Center section of Damen can be a very crappy few blocks though as Damen turns into a four lane street with no shoulder or parking lane. But in the context of your entire trip, this is a pretty small problem.  As for your originally…"
Nov 13
David P. replied to Bill Seliger's discussion Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
"I agree with Damen being a better route, but the OP wants to take the LFP, so with that in mind I'd agree with the advice to take Blue Island - I'd probably get off the LFP at 18th and take that west to Damen."
Nov 13
Jim Reho replied to Bill Seliger's discussion Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
"Looking on Google Maps myself, and starting at Lawrence and Damen and going to 2801 S. Western via the bike setting (not the default), it seems to me that going to the LFP would take you way too far east and then make you go too far west on the…"
Nov 12
Shawn Evans replied to Bill Seliger's discussion Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
"If you travel to and from the LFP, you're still using city streets. Have you tried Central Park/Monticello? When you pass Waveland, go thru the park to Addison, then under the Kennedy to Lawndale, south and west back to Central Park. The…"
Nov 11
Bill Seliger replied to Bill Seliger's discussion Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
"Sorry, I didn't provide enough details. I'm starting on Lawrence Ave (either Lawrence and Pulaski or Lawrence and Damen). My preference is to make my way to the Lakefront Path to downtown. Once I'm there what is the best route to go…"
Nov 11
Jim Reho replied to Bill Seliger's discussion Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
"Could you share your starting point?  The North Side is a pretty broad concept.  In general, I agree with Fran that Damen is a good north-south route.  If I were coming in on Damen, I'd hit Blue Island from Damen to 26th and…"
Nov 11
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Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western

I'll be working at 2801 S Western Ave soon and I'm looking for commuting advice from the Northside. My preference would be LFP rather than city streets. Once I'm downtown what's the best route to go SW? Google Maps shows a route that uses Archer - any feedback on that route?
Nov 11

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