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Fines for cars cycling too close?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by curt(is) locke Jun 7.

Online courses vs fines for bicycle offences in the UK
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Nov 18, 2015.

Safe Place for Locking up a Bike in WEST Loop Area?
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I need to leave my bicycle locked up somewhere in the east loop overnight near Union Station - any suggestions for a (relatively) secure location?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin C Dormant Apr 10, 2015.

 

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curt(is) locke replied to BritBoy's discussion Fines for cars cycling too close?
"Personally, I think I'll just start sporting one of those "dog cones." That ought to make me "more visible" to motorists, significantly reduce my aerodynamics, AND make me look like a completely dork."
Jun 7
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Fines for cars cycling too close?

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/motorists-could-face-fines-for-driving-too-close-to-cyclists-a3261836.htmlI used to ride with one of these as a kid in the UK - pretty sure it didn't extend to the recommended 3' safety zone...…See More
Jun 4
BritBoy replied to Yasmeen's discussion Official-Looking Stickers Are Anything But Legit
"A little odd - baseball not that popular in the UK... "
Jun 4
Yasmeen replied to BritBoy's discussion Arson by Social Democratic People’s Bicycle Commando
"Well, that sucks. "
Feb 8
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Feb 8
Yasmeen replied to BritBoy's discussion Online courses vs fines for bicycle offences in the UK
"Common cycling breaches include failing to stop at red lights, cycling on pavements and not having proper lights. More serious offences include cycling while drunk and cycling dangerously - which can both land you in court. Sounds like a good idea…"
Nov 18, 2015
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BritBoy commented on Brett Ratner's page Zipcar Aims to Enhance the Cyclist Lifestyle
"It'd be good if the cars were fitted with bicycle racks- that way I could cycle to pick up the car, use it for whatever errands I need (likely involving the trunk/rear seats that would otherwise be taken up by my bicycle if I had to take it…"
Jun 19, 2015
BritBoy replied to Howard Gimpel's discussion Shower and Change in the Loop
"Sounds like we do a similar commute - I regularly ride from Edgewater to my place of work at the Bank of America building (LaSalle/Adams). Out of interest what was the name of the Hotel Health Club you used to use?"
May 23, 2015
BritBoy replied to BritBoy's discussion Safe Place for Locking up a Bike in WEST Loop Area?
"thanks for the offer Ryan - got your message after locking it - it was a one off - I ended up triple-locking it to some railings on Franklin overnight - all was fine when I collected it the next day.  "
Apr 10, 2015
Brian replied to BritBoy's discussion Safe Place for Locking up a Bike in WEST Loop Area?
"I would avoid the racks across from the French Market end of the train station on Clinton near Randolph.  This is from a few years back...but it gets hit. I was outside at lunch one day a year or two ago when a guy was busted stealing a bike.…"
Apr 5, 2015
Ryan Stahlman replied to BritBoy's discussion Safe Place for Locking up a Bike in WEST Loop Area?
"Is this a once off or are you looking for a regular place to lock overnight? I may be able to help you out if it is a one time thing. I have a space about a mile away that could work."
Apr 3, 2015
BritBoy replied to BritBoy's discussion Safe Place for Locking up a Bike in WEST Loop Area?
"thanks! "
Apr 3, 2015
BruceBikes replied to BritBoy's discussion Safe Place for Locking up a Bike in East Loop Area?
"Union Station (roughly at Jackson and Canal) is in an area many would call the West Loop.  You might get more responses if you update your title.  (I don't have any good suggestions for secure places to lock in that area, btw.)"
Apr 3, 2015

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