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Gene Tenner
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Lakefront Trail separation project moves one step forward
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Dividing the Lakefront Trail into separate paths for cyclists and pedestrians to help ease congestion and reduce collisions moved a step forward Wednesday when the Chicago Park District board…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dav Feb 10.

60 Minutes investigates hidden motors and pro cycling
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Bill Whitaker investigates whether pro cyclists have used secret bike motors to win races -- like the Tour de France -- in a sport notorious for its culture of cheating.For the viseo go here:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Valent Feb 2.

Chicago’s South Loop Expands Use of Protected Bicycle Lanes
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The construction of new bike lanes and barriers in the South Loop is set to begin in 2017 and the project is meant to reduce the number of bicycle and pedestrian accidents in the area. As Chicago…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Newby Jan 13.

Why Don't Bicyclists Get Ticketed For Running Red Lights? These Guys Did
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WICKER PARK — For those who ask, "Why don't cyclists ever get ticketed?" the answer is sometimes they do. Two Monday morning rush-hour bike commuters got tickets for running a red light by a police…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Nov 29, 2016.

 

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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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dav replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Lakefront Trail separation project moves one step forward
"I see nothing that will make this new path bicycle only. I suspect that if this comes to fruition we will see 2 paths, both a mix of bicycles and pedestrians. In this case I am against new paths. Less concrete and less asphalt on the lakefront."
Feb 10
Tricolor replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Lakefront Trail separation project moves one step forward
"If the lake gets filled in that much the city needs to add a trolley line between Navy Pier and the Lincoln Park Zoo. Add a handful of stops and it would be both a good tourist draw and be useful to some commuters, like San Francisco's cable…"
Feb 9
Tricolor replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Lakefront Trail separation project moves one step forward
"Nothing will. The entrance to the trail from Navy Pier is only stairs. It's going to be the same pedestrian nightmare but the current bridge sidewalk (should it remain open) will be the preferred way for commuters."
Feb 9
clp replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Lakefront Trail separation project moves one step forward
"Those renderings are quite fanciful....no visible parking or bus turnarounds!   Other than walking a half mile on those gracefully-styled paths while carrying a picnic cooler, how is anyone supposed to access the beach or Lakefront?"
Feb 9
Maurice replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Lakefront Trail separation project moves one step forward
"Somewhat related: https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170209/downtown/lake-shore-drive-future-s-curve-renderings-70-acres-beaches-underground-oak-ohio   I like the green bridges, but not a fan of making LSD even more like an expressway."
Feb 9
mike w. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Lakefront Trail separation project moves one step forward
"Okay, but what exactly will keep the peds off the bike path? So far, i haven't found any pictures or sketches of the proposed path changes."
Feb 9
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Lakefront Trail separation project moves one step forward

Dividing the Lakefront Trail into separate paths for cyclists and pedestrians to help ease congestion and reduce collisions moved a step forward Wednesday when the Chicago Park District board approved a $1.7 million contract for engineering and design services.The approval of the two-year, $1.7 million contract with AECOM, a Los Angeles-based engineering design firm with offices in Chicago, follows a $12 million donation from billionaire Ken Griffin to fund the completion of the split for the…See More
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Greg Valent replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 60 Minutes investigates hidden motors and pro cycling
"Here's a British video comparing two road bikes. One standard, one 'off the shelf' with an internal assist motor. These are not like the 'pedal-electric' bikes you can get with the huge battery packs. …"
Feb 2

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What I ride:
Recumbent
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Solutions to problems
About me:
I am the Communications Director for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters which represents 47,000 union men and women in three states who swing a hammer for a living. I work as a volunteer to aid refugees from southern Sudan and its western region Darfur who are now living in Illinois. I am on 46th Ward Alderman James Cappelman’s Transportation, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Team and am the guy on the lakefront with the pink flamingo on his trike.

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At 9:53am on June 25, 2012, in it to win it 8.0 mi said…

Gene, was that you riding for Cappleman in yesterday's parade.  I got dizzy just watching you!!!

 
 
 

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