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Timing of eastbound pedestrian light at Randolph & Dearborn
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Does anyone have any idea on why the pedestrian light going eastbound on Randolph at Dearborn now shows as red do not cross 5-10 seconds before the light turns red? It does not do this for the west…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Aug 11.

Enforcement of Dearborn Bike Lane
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I heard that the police are going to step up enforcement on chicago bike lanes. What do we have to do to get the police to step up enforcement of jaywalkers waiting in the Dearborn bike lane to cross…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Z Mar 22.

3 days after the bike lane on milwaukee/halsted was restriped....
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3 days after the bike lane at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Vance Oct 18, 2016.

Reporting bad driving of uber and lyft drivers
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Is there a system to report uber and lyft drivers whom disobey traffic laws, drive in the bike lanes, and park in bike lanes? I'm noticing substantial increase of terrible driving of uber and lyft…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S Aug 11.

 

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Brian S replied to Gage B.'s discussion Reporting bad driving of uber and lyft drivers
"Probably just a robot auto-responding.  It never goes anywhere. I don't know why we think reporting anything to Uber or Lyft will actually work.  They broke the laws to create their companies in the first place. They actively look at…"
Aug 11
ad replied to Gage B.'s discussion Reporting bad driving of uber and lyft drivers
"I get your point, but in Chicago cabs do not have to be painted yellow in the first place.  In fact, outside of yellow cab, very few are.    I do agree that some form of better markings are called for, and Uber and Lyft drivers could…"
Aug 11
Gage B. replied to Gage B.'s discussion Timing of eastbound pedestrian light at Randolph & Dearborn
"I rode through the intersection again and it does seem that the pedestrian light is timed this way due to the northern side of randolph. Who do we talk to about this getting fixed?"
Aug 11
AB replied to Gage B.'s discussion Reporting bad driving of uber and lyft drivers
"I used Uber's online form last to report a driver who ran a red light. Their response included this line: "Since you were outside of the trip when it happened, we will not be able to directly warn the driver." The car also had a Lyft…"
Aug 11
Andrew St. Paul replied to Gage B.'s discussion Reporting bad driving of uber and lyft drivers
"Uber and Lyft Drivers should be painted yellow like taxi cabs. There is a reason why yellow means caution. Right? Would Uber imply something better than an inconspicuous small sticker on a tinted windshield that says I drive way more ridiculous than…"
Aug 10
Mark replied to Gage B.'s discussion Timing of eastbound pedestrian light at Randolph & Dearborn
"That was my thought.  They shortened the timing for the north crosswalk without thinking about keeping the original longer timing for the south crosswalk.  The north-south crosswalks parallel to Dearborn have independent timing. …"
Aug 9
Gage B. replied to Gage B.'s discussion Timing of eastbound pedestrian light at Randolph & Dearborn
"One might ask why I'm not looking at the light at this intersection, it's because it is a one way west bound. I can think of no logical reason on why the timing for the east bound pedestrian has been reduced."
Aug 8
Tom A.K. replied to Gage B.'s discussion Timing of eastbound pedestrian light at Randolph & Dearborn
"Yes, intersection traffic timing can be a hidden danger in Chicago for all road users. Irregularities happen often enough IMO. It should be reported promptly. It may save a life."
Aug 8
Gage B. posted a discussion

Timing of eastbound pedestrian light at Randolph & Dearborn

Does anyone have any idea on why the pedestrian light going eastbound on Randolph at Dearborn now shows as red do not cross 5-10 seconds before the light turns red? It does not do this for the west bound pedestrian traffic. I gauge the pedestrian lights as to when the light will change and found myself in traffic assuming all of the cars were running the light. This is dangerous and if it hasn't happened already, I will bet that other cyclists do the same as me.
Aug 8
Gage B. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Clothesline them next time. They'll learn quick."
Jul 25
Gage B. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"  This guy thought it was so funny that I took a photo of him illegally parked in the Clinton Bike Lane on 6/5/2017. Also they don't even have license plates on this truck!"
Jun 6
Gage B. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Residents, Parking Spaces, & Bike Lanes - Why Do We Struggle So Much?
"My first thought is, who has the time in the first place in our busy lives to go to a meeting to argue against bike lanes? "
May 9
Gage B. replied to Alex Z's discussion Dearborn and Randolph
"Yeah every time I'm about to make it, some jerk comes and stands in it causing me to slow down and then the light turns."
Mar 23
David Barish replied to Gage B.'s discussion Enforcement of Dearborn Bike Lane
"Yeah, Anne, peds at intersections seem oblivious to the bikes. I am often standing at an intersection warning my fellow peds to be careful of the bikes and not to stand in the lane. I think most riders who use the lanes in the loop are aware of this…"
Mar 22
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Gage B.'s discussion Enforcement of Dearborn Bike Lane
"When I'm too in a hurry to be polite I use the airhorn. It's mostly used on Kinzie going east."
Mar 22
Maurice replied to Gage B.'s discussion Enforcement of Dearborn Bike Lane
"The new Randolph lane overbythere is a disaster.  The city had the brilliant notion that, between Canal and Clinton, the lane should run on the sidewalk.  (Because god forbid cars only get 3 lanes under the viaduct.)  This comes as a…"
Mar 22

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Road, Divvy (bike share)
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Recreational, Exercise
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