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Gene Tenner
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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 on Friday.

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.

606 To The River: The Big And Small Ideas Of River Trail Action Plan

With a number of public and private projects either underway or scheduled to break ground along the river, several miles of trail could rapidly come to fruitionFor the full article go here:…Continue

Started Nov 11, 2016

SF Engineer Designs Bike Lock That Sprays Vomit-Inducing Chemicals When Cut
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Cyclists all know that SF has a bike theft problem. And even when cyclists use expensive u-locks, those can quickly be cut with angle grinders — a fact which many know all too well. Faced with this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Oct 24, 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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Sean Newby replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago’s South Loop Expands Use of Protected Bicycle Lanes
""The number of accidents in the area has also dropped by 30%, but data also shows that 10% of riders fail to comply with traffic laws. This is a considerable nuisance to pedestrians and motorists." And pedestrians step out against the…"
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Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago’s South Loop Expands Use of Protected Bicycle Lanes
"That would be quite and unpleasant surprise for the driver who thinks the new bollards are still plastic."
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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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David H replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago’s South Loop Expands Use of Protected Bicycle Lanes
"How about using concrete and steel bollards, instead of those flimsy plastic ones.  and space them 5 feet apart, not 20 feet."
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Maurice replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago’s South Loop Expands Use of Protected Bicycle Lanes
""Harrison Street bike lanes will also receive concrete barriers to ensure that motorists and bicyclists are separated and to discourage the illegal use of the bike lane by drivers. The issue of drivers parking in the bike lane will also be…"
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Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago’s South Loop Expands Use of Protected Bicycle Lanes
"It's good to read about Harrison getting an upgrade."
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Chicago’s South Loop Expands Use of Protected Bicycle Lanes

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 continues to present itself as a bike friendly city, a recent string of bicycle related fatalities and injuries has sparked concern over how well the city has adapted to the needs of the cyclists it is trying to attract ... The number of accidents in the area has also dropped by 30%, but data also…See More
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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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