"DC is tough to compare because the Metro has distance-based fares and operates like a combination of CTA and Metra.
SF is in the same boat since BART is distance-based as well. So that pass only covers the city limits...no SFO, no Oakland,…"
"Do you wear any eye protection when it's warmer? I wear those same clear glasses from the pic when riding at night even in the summer...didn't think that was out of the ordinary at all, but maybe I just have sensitive eyes?
"What's the point? The General Assembly controls funding, and the suburban/downstate lawmakers don't give a shit about Chicago, let alone the CTA. So nothing's going to change anytime soon. The only wiggle room the…"
"And "newb"...c'mon. If I wanted to use new gear I'd actually have some. A $10 very lightweight mask and a cheap pair of clear glasses. And get a load of my BMX grips. But I had no idea how ninja-esque my…"
"Firstly, can the OP change the thread title to $86 just to be accurate?
Secondly, I've done the math and it makes sense for me to switch to single fare going forward. Wish it wasn't that way but it is.
Thirdly, the CTA doesn't…"
"Mask b/c it helps me breathe easier (get winded sprinting round buses when it gets below 40 degrees...I'm not a young pup anymore), and goggles (technically sunglasses w/ clear lenses) so my eyes don't tear up. I ride down Diversey…"
"I wish it were as simple as just riding outside the door zone. Except when drivers double-park, or park way off the curb, or you get squeezed in by an aggressive driver passing. The guy who died was an experienced cyclist.
"By the way: "Told of the complaints about Halsted and Chicago, city transportation officials say that the yellow lights there — as well as all others in the city — are set according to federal standards based on the speed…"
"I used to (northwest sider as well), but it's as pointless as the cyclist I saw a couple weeks ago waiting at a light on Milwaukee yelling "Stop blowing lights! You're giving us a bad name!" at the group of cyclists going…"
"Regarding wider roads...I also own a car, so I'm not completely anti-car. But we've had 60 years or so of roads on steroids in this area and all we have to show for it is more congestion. Did widening Cicero Ave. make getting…"
"I'm not saying that one is preferable over the other; just neither is ideal. I completely avoid that route in the same way that I avoid riding on Western or other 4-lane roads, and also avoid side streets unless I'm close to home.…"
"Well, the service drive is really not all it's cracked up to be for cycling. There are still some intersection conflicts with cars turning off the main section of Logan. It's also basically a side street, so you have to watch…"
"That sign is where the sting is, but it's not the problem. The Canal and Orleans (I think?) intersections create the most confusion. And you're right, they technically shouldn't create any confusion, but a majority of…"