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Stop light arrhythmia
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Bill and I are riding  east on  Washington after our Wednesday morning ride to Wishbone for breakfast. We are both heading  towards the loop.  At Halsted I see the counter on  the light telling me…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Z 20 hours ago.

Chicago Tonight's story about the flyover
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Chicagoans have watched the Navy Pier Flyover begin to take shape over the last three years. But just recently, the city pushed back the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Greenfield Nov 3.

Stolen bike- please return to Pittsburgh Steelers
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Yup, a football player had his bike stolen. His  teammate is  offering a reward for  return of the bike.  It can happen to  anybody. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Oct 26.

saw a set of keys in the bike lane near Payton School on Wells this morning

I am  sorry to post this later in  the day.  I was  reminded when  I  saw e-mail with new  posts in  that what's in the bike lane thread. I  saw a set of  keys including a key fob for  a car laying…Continue

Started Sep 8

 

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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to David Barish's discussion Stop light arrhythmia
"I've noticed this at a few intersections as well. I realize the counters are there primarily for pedestrians, but they are valuable to both cyclists and drivers as well. I think the city (and other municipalities where these are popping up)…"
23 hours ago
David Barish replied to David Barish's discussion Stop light arrhythmia
"This  may be true.  I had shared this thread with an engineer friend who railed against the inconsistency and  said the ability to have all  lights be the same is what allowed  actors to  make choices.  He went on…"
Nov 29
S.Presley☠ replied to David Barish's discussion Stop light arrhythmia
"It seems that the "count down" is not related to actual stop watch/clock seconds. I have no proof ...but I swear the count down speeds up at the end of the count(at some intersections)."
Nov 28
David Barish replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion Need inspiration For Biking in Fall/Winter with kids
"Those girls are now 26 and 29 and lifelong cyclists.  I never took a picture the day they wore fleece balaclavas, mittens and down jackets for a mile and a half ride to a park district office to  sign one of them up for a class on  a…"
Nov 27
clp replied to David Barish's discussion Stop light arrhythmia
"Well I guess we have NY City to thank for erratic stop lights, according to the NYTimes: ....The walk signals at many city crosswalks were recently re-timed to come on seven to 11 seconds before drivers get a green light — instead of at the…"
Nov 25
George Schick replied to David Barish's discussion Stop light arrhythmia
"This thread worries me because I've been used to watching those count-down pedestrian signs to see how much time I have to get across the intersection.  So far, I haven't run into any issues, but I never thought about how they might…"
Nov 23
Brian S replied to David Barish's discussion Stop light arrhythmia
"There's SOOO much more information you can convey via traffic lights.  Flashing green to indicate the green is almost done; red/amber to indicate the green is about to come, diff shapes to help in case you cant see color clearly, etc."
Nov 22
Maurice replied to David Barish's discussion Stop light arrhythmia
"The city changed the timing of some "don't walk" signs a while back, seemingly at random. It has come up in previous threads, including my speculation that it may have contributed to the car / cyclist collision at…"
Nov 22
Sean Newby replied to David Barish's discussion Stop light arrhythmia
"Lincoln/Sheffield/Wrightwood is a great example of this. Every intersection along Lincoln (from Wellington to Armitage) has the pedestrian timer synced to end when the light turns yellow, except this intersection. Going south Lincoln, the traffic…"
Nov 22
Argonne69 replied to David Barish's discussion Stop light arrhythmia
"The countdown is for the pedestrians. I agree, they don't always align with the traffic light. I wish the city, and the state for that matter, would start using flashing green to indicate a light is about to turn yellow. Many states do that.…"
Nov 22
David Barish posted a discussion

Stop light arrhythmia

Bill and I are riding  east on  Washington after our Wednesday morning ride to Wishbone for breakfast. We are both heading  towards the loop.  At Halsted I see the counter on  the light telling me there are  three seconds left and I am about  75 feet from  the corner. I decide to come  to a stop as the light turns yellow.  A rider behind is is bolder and  speeds through the intersection as the light turns red.Bill and I talk about the thin line between wisdom and anxiety at the light and  as we…See More
Nov 22
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are You Thankful For?
"1. The First Amendment protecting freedom of speech  and  freedom of the press. 2. Waterproof  breathable  gloves. How did I  go all these years without  them?"
Nov 21
David Barish replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"My understanding of this  area of the park, where I have ridden, is that it  is a path and not  a sidewalk. This is going through  a part of the park where there are neither roads nor  sidewalks but a path.  That path…"
Nov 15
David Barish replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Paul has hit on the appropriate response.  We need to  ride  with sensitivity but need to  shoot down  extra legal attempts to curb cyclists. I have  not seen the  signs but have ridden in  that …"
Nov 13
John Greenfield replied to David Barish's discussion Chicago Tonight's story about the flyover
"I'm that "one Chicago blogger.""
Nov 3
David Barish posted a discussion

Chicago Tonight's story about the flyover

Chicagoans have watched the Navy Pier Flyover begin to take shape over the last three years. But just recently, the city pushed back the completion date of the elevated lakefront path to 2019. Frustrated cyclists and pedestrians are beginning to ask why.As one Chicago blogger put it, it’s already taking longer to build the Flyover than the Golden Gate Bridge. …See More
Nov 2

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Bike Camping, Touring
What brings you to The Chainlink?
bike stuff
About me:
long time commuter. Past President of Evanston Bike Club. I represent injured workers.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.kfeej.com

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