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Chicago Tribune Commentary: Chicago bicyclists, police yourselves
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Commentary: Chicago bicyclists, police yourselvesRon GrossmanChicago TribuneThough Mayor Rahm Emanuel is crowing about Chicago being named America's most bike-friendly city, I don't think it's a big…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Zumwalt 20 hours ago.

Give Input, Chainlinkers: How would you make Chicago streets safer for bicyclists, drivers?

How would you make Chicago streets safer for bicyclists, drivers?Just a week after Chicago was rated as the best city for biking in the United States by Bicycling magazine, a cyclist was struck and…Continue

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Is it safe to ride a bike in ‘America’s Best Bike City’?
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A bicyclist was fatally struck by a truck Monday morning in the North Center neighborhood, according to Chicago Police.Is it safe to ride a bike on the streets of “America’s Best Bike City” of 2016,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. on Tuesday.

Is it safe to ride a bike in ‘America’s Best Bike City’?

A bicyclist was fatally struck by a truck Monday morning in the North Center neighborhood, according to Chicago Police.Is it safe to ride a bike on the streets of “America’s Best Bike City” of 2016,…Continue

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Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago Tribune Commentary: Chicago bicyclists, police yourselves
"He shakes his fist at us all. Now take a stroll on Wells in Old Towne on a Friday or Sat urday with cars parked 2 wide on both sides sometimes 3 or driving in the opposite lane to go around."
20 hours ago
Shalini replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago Tribune Commentary: Chicago bicyclists, police yourselves
"She did. I had my headphone on, so I wasn't even sure if I was saying it out loud or just in my head until after she stopped. Automatically felt the need to apologize to her for yelling. She realized how close it was and turned to thank me. So…"
21 hours ago
Anne Alt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago Tribune Commentary: Chicago bicyclists, police yourselves
"I hope she appreciates what you did for you."
21 hours ago
Shalini replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago Tribune Commentary: Chicago bicyclists, police yourselves
"I literally saved a woman's life last night on Damen at Milwaukee/North. Wasn't riding, so started walking across Damen a few seconds after the light turned green. Woman ahead of me was looking straight ahead and didn't see the car…"
21 hours ago
Anne Alt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago Tribune Commentary: Chicago bicyclists, police yourselves
"Bravo!"
22 hours ago
Paul Lazzaro replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago Tribune Commentary: Chicago bicyclists, police yourselves
"...failing to stop for pedestrians, blocking the box..."
22 hours ago
Paul Lazzaro replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago Tribune Commentary: Chicago bicyclists, police yourselves
"If we got all the cyclists of the streets, traffic would be as unfettered and safe everywhere as it is on the expressways..."
22 hours ago
Cheryl replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago Tribune Commentary: Chicago bicyclists, police yourselves
"Precisely."
22 hours ago
David Barish replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago Tribune Commentary: Chicago bicyclists, police yourselves
"I couldn't resist posting a comment. I did so as follows under the Moniker of Pedalboy: Really?  Ron, you want to open up the tired nonsense about having seen a cyclist breaking the law now? At this time? After a tragic year where we have…"
22 hours ago
Anne Alt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago Tribune Commentary: Chicago bicyclists, police yourselves
"I suspect that he conveniently fails to notice those. "
22 hours ago
Sean Newby replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago Tribune Commentary: Chicago bicyclists, police yourselves
"I wonder how many times the author has seen cops ticket motorists for blocking the bike lane, illegal u-turns, un-signaled turns and lane changes, entering intersections late and/or running red lights..."
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Gene Tenner replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion "Wet Weather? No Problem! A Short Guide to Biking in the Rain"/Sleet? * Video *
"Some very inexpensive solutions: A shower cap helps keep your head dry, and you can hear traffic noise. A baseball-style cap with a long bill is good for keeping water out of your eyes. An extra large pair of dishwashing gloves will keep you hands…"
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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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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Tom A.K. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Is it safe to ride a bike in ‘America’s Best Bike City’?
"#rideyourbike"
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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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