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Response to cyclist's death in North Center, 9/26
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**I live in North Center and commute downtown to work every day. I just finished crying in my office after hearing about this. I wrote this thing on Facebook that I thought was worth sharing because…Continue

Tags: cyclist, cann, bobby, crash, bike

Started this discussion. Last reply by David H 19 minutes ago.

A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
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So the worst part about the driver tonight that opened their door so fast that I had to swerve on my bike into traffic to avoid getting hit by one inch, totally convinced even as I swerved barely out…Continue

Tags: dooring

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Nov 12, 2015.

The Bike Index made its Kickstarter goal!
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Hey Chainlinkers,I just wanted to let everybody know that as of this weekend, the Bike Index made its Kickstarter goal of raising $50,000 in 29…Continue

Tags: Kickstarter, theft, index, bike

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erin Vogel Oct 15, 2013.

Article about college students biking through the winter is up on RedEye website
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Hi there everyone,An article I wrote about some South Side college students who bike through the winter is now up on the RedEye website:…Continue

Tags: biking, winter

Started this discussion. Last reply by We all have an inner Beast... Dec 20, 2012.

 

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David H replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to cyclist's death in North Center, 9/26
"I was looking at the above shot from Google Maps.  Has anyone else noticed that there are no bike lanes on any of the main east-west streets south of Lawrence, between Milwaukee and Damen?  Nothing on Montrose, Irving, Addison, Belmont,…"
19 minutes ago
Anne Alt replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to cyclist's death in North Center, 9/26
"Yes, this section without bike lanes HAS been a problem for a long time. As some of you may remember, there was a previous bike fatality several years ago on this section of…"
1 hour ago
ad replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to cyclist's death in North Center, 9/26
"I'm a seasoned commuter, and am not afraid to take the lane when I need to, but I'm not taking the lane for a 12 block stretch of Damen where the bike lane disappears.  To each their own, but I disagree that the idea of taking the…"
2 hours ago
Rich Scott replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to cyclist's death in North Center, 9/26
"that's why it's important to have a mirror and get in the traffic flow. Never sacrifice your safety for someone else's convenience. Be where other road users are expecting you to be. Be watching that you have been seen by them. Be…"
2 hours ago
ad replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to cyclist's death in North Center, 9/26
"That's what makes the conditions on Damen so inexcusable IMHO, though.  It is pretty much the best route through Roscoe Village if you're heading from say Wicker Park up to Lincoln Square or something similar.  Damen has bike…"
3 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"The thing I found odd about Damen is that it appears to be the more-or-less recommended north/south bike route through Roscoe Village. I followed a friend from work to another guy's house (another bike-crazy guy Jeff wanted me to meet). Jeff…"
3 hours ago
Rich Scott replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"I agree, very very tragic. It appears the cyclist at Damen & Addison was the victim of a right hook. There are no bike lanes along Damen. There are two potential scenarios: the truck was at the intersection first and the cyclist shoaled up along…"
3 hours ago
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"@ErinVogel Is it possible for you to edit the title of this thread to replace "this morning" with the date it happened? Each day it gets bumped to the top it makes me think another person died."
yesterday
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Erin Vogel replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"I rewrote some of this and edited it to add links if anyone wants to share this version on social media, etc. There's a lot less yelling in this version:…"
yesterday
Erin Vogel replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"This is very, very helpful-- thank you."
yesterday
Erin Vogel replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"<3 yes yes yes to everything you said, especially to the part about drivers have already forgotten what happened. I think that it's even likelier that most drivers aren't even AWARE that it happened, don't understand what the white…"
yesterday
Erin Vogel replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"Yes. Yes. Yes."
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Elizabeth Blalack replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"Thank you for sharing this!  I was trying to explain this concept to my children, one of whom rode through this very intersection on his way to school that morning, and now I have a visual that will make sense to them.  I have always just…"
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Elizabeth Blalack replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"Camera or sensor systems yes. How many other truck drivers could be spared a bad day at work (hitting things other than people as well) if this were implemented."
yesterday
Anne Alt replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"I watch for those guys in the mirror and communicate using hand signals (polite ones) to find out if they're going to pull over or not."
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What I ride:
Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town

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