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Gene Tenner
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Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
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A proposal to put a stretch of Chicago Avenue in West Town on a “road diet” to accommodate bike lanes on both sides of the street will be on the Chicago Department of Transportation’s exploratory…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Filka Bean on Thursday.

How Chicago cab drivers were relieved of liability for dooring crashes
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A rule change removed a requirement for curbside dropoffs. Bike advocates say the amendment endangers cyclists.For the full article go here:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cheryl Nov 1, 2017.

Bicycle Clothing Weather Chart
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I post this every fall. This chart enables me to dress appropriately for the ups and downs of Chicago's weather. It tells me by every five degrees what to wear on each portion of my body. Feel free…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Gordon Nov 6, 2017.

Navy Pier Flyover project to begin phase two construction this week
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Chicago’s seemingly never ending Navy Pier Flyover construction project is ready to began phase two to extend a dedicated jogging and biking trail south over the Odgen Slip and DuSable Park. Under…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Stahlman Oct 10, 2017.

 

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Gene Tenner and David Barish are now friends
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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?
Saturday
Filka Bean replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"This is old news, maybe, but Steven Vance wrote a post about this very thing back in June: https://chi.streetsblog.org/2017/06/21/chicago-ave-lanes-should-be-repurposed-as-bus-lanes/ Also, in a more recent article one of the restaurant owners along…"
Thursday
Gene Tenner replied to Yasmeen's discussion Best of 2017 - What was your best ride/experience/accomplishment of 2017?
"Ride: Promintory Point. Experience: Watching the dogs have fun at the dog beach. Accomplishment: Not getting hurt and still riding at this advanced age."
Wednesday
Mark replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"This morning the bus/bike lane was totally clear while cars were backed up in the left lane pretty much the whole way between Diversey and Fullerton.  No cars in the bus/bike lane."
Wednesday
Allan replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"I agree with you, that this would be a concern to me if this were to be adopted, and it ended up slowing down bus performance. The #66 already doesn't run very fast, and at least there is a parallel bike route with Augusta Blvd. Really need to…"
Tuesday
Allan replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"I'll have to bike on that part of Clark, to take a look at that sometime. I also do wonder how well that shared bus/bike lane works."
Tuesday
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
Jan 16
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
Jan 15
Bob Kastigar replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"This was proposed for Milwaukee Avenue, a Spoke Route, and was supported by Alderman Arena in the 45th ward, but then died a quick death after neighborhood opposition. It's a good idea - if it could get a high amount of support from advocates."
Jan 15
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"People still turn they just go wide instead of using the blocked turn lane like before or they sit and look confused not knowing what to do resulting in everyone honking. Others are using the Jewel/Lowes parking lot as a cut through "
Jan 13
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"A stretch? You mean like the Division ave bike lane by Clybourn or the Broadway Uptown lane. 4,6,8 blocks of bike lane only make it worse before or after they're gone. Augusta is 1/4 mile North or Fulton to the South for East/West travel. Why…"
Jan 13
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
Jan 13
Mark replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"The lane is on Clark between Diversey and Dickens."
Jan 12
Jason replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"I dont see how that would work.   Just taking away that right turn when youre heading north on Damen & Milwaukee has backed up traffic there.   Chicago avenue would be a disaster."
Jan 12

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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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