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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.

Looking for must-have winter bike tips for new commuters/college students

Hey everybody,As a kind of Part 2 to my original discussion post asking for college students who bike year-round, I was hoping you would all help me out with some suggestions for new winter bike…Continue

Tags: biking, winter

Started Dec 5, 2012

 

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Anne Alt replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"That's correct."
Nov 12, 2015
Steve G replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"I wonder if you have first hand knowledge of this. If you go to a police station to report a traffic accident they are required to take the report. If they refuse, ask to speak to a supervisor. There certainly may be individual officers who…"
Nov 12, 2015
Carter O'Brien replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"Thank you for sharing your story, I am thrilled to have learned about this Close Call Database!"
Nov 12, 2015
Steve G replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"yep.  Here's the full report- the link I posted above went to the summary.  http://closecalldatabase.com/incident/show-detail/382/"
Nov 12, 2015
Erin Vogel replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"I'm glad that you submitted yours! It's nice to hear from someone who has actually submitted one. I totally agree; it won't work unless people use it regularly and know it exists as a resource."
Nov 12, 2015
Erin Vogel replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"I was wondering about what happened with your Close Call Database! I was so glad you had started that but I understand it must have been a lot of work. I appreciate what you said about close calls and I agree. Not documenting close calls feels like…"
Nov 12, 2015
Steve G replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"I agree that the emphasis on it being intentional is too strong, the wording on the site discourages one from posting if there is any doubt. Personally, I wish would the bar were lower and that there were separate categories.  I just…"
Nov 9, 2015
Filka Bean replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"Too bad you had to shut yours down: the new one doesn't offer any kind of maps, and to date there are only a handful of local reports...  But he's also only collecting reports of deliberately dangerous drivers' actions, which I…"
Nov 9, 2015
Steven Vance replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"Absolutely submit it to the Close Call Database. I shut mine down earlier this year and I hope they've built a sustainable system to collect and publicize close calls. Close calls are almost as intimidating to potential new cyclists as actual…"
Nov 9, 2015
Erin Vogel replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"Hey everyone -- thanks for reading, & for all the helpful input. I agree that it's always important to report - & I know that even if they don't want to, police are legally obligated to take a report - for exactly the reason a lot…"
Nov 7, 2015
Steve G replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"Yes, report it. Not reporting it because one feels its pointless promotes the status quo.  Reporting it gets it in the stats. "
Nov 7, 2015
Heather replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"Women distracting men with their bare legs and arms! Shameful."
Nov 6, 2015
Carter O'Brien replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"Add my name to the chorus of those saying it would be helpful in the bigger picture if you reported this, even knowing that it likely isn't going to result in a direct arrest or fine. It's like phoning in 911 calls - the more people who…"
Nov 6, 2015
Anne Alt replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"Yes. Regarding the idea of filing a police report, if there was no injury and no property damage, it's very unlikely that they'll take a report.  The close call database is more appropriate for close calls."
Nov 6, 2015
Mike Schwab replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"When the driver DOES hit someone, we can pull all these close call reports to support their case."
Nov 6, 2015
V W replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"Haha yeah small world!"
Nov 6, 2015

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What I ride:
Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town

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