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Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
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Crash data for 2015 released this week by the Illinois…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlie Short 11.5 17 hours ago.

Cyclists Cheer Bike Proposals In North Branch Plan
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GOOSE ISLAND — Cyclists are rolling with the proposals for a riverwalk bike path and for extending the 606 trail found in the latest draft of the North Branch Industrial Corridor Modernization…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deni Mayer Mar 31.

Here's How Bicyclists, Runners Will Be Split On Revamped Lakefront Path

LINCOLN PARK — The separation of the Lakefront Trail between cyclists and pedestrians — a project being funded by Illinois' richest cyclist, Ken Griffin — is set to continue next month on two…Continue

Started Mar 23

Women More Likely To Be Killed In Bicycle Crashes Than Men, Officials Say
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CHICAGO — Half of the people killed while riding their bicycles in Chicago in 2016 had four things in common, according data released by city officials Wednesday.• They were not male — even though 70…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Mar 16.

 

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Charlie Short 11.5 replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
"Whatever driver doors you is responsible. Call 911 every time. With Taxis there's an added layer of protection. Once you file a police report, you can then call 311 and use your incident report to specifically report that driver and cab number…"
17 hours ago
Minh replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
"So what do you do when you are doored? Call the police? What if it's a uber driver or taxi? Who's responsible?"
17 hours ago
Sean Newby replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
""...the relative safety of the Taxis in Chicago (seriously of 12,000 drivers, most incidents are from about 150-200) is due to the tight regulation that Chicago puts on its vehicles and drivers..." How about just a little of this…"
20 hours ago
Charlie Short 11.5 replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
"Chicago Ordinance gives the city a wide berth with Taxis and other professional drivers, with TNP's the regulation is very narrow. I think there's a perception (which is based on reality) that any capitulation to city regulations would…"
21 hours ago
Anne Alt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
"That's about right."
23 hours ago
Caiken replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
"re: 2015 THANKS A LOT IDOT! /s"
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OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
"I thankfully have never been doored in the past three years I've been riding a bike in this town. Had maybe one or two close calls, but I'm pretty vigilant. If I see a car with blinkers, brake lights, etc., I scootch over to the left if…"
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Caiken replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
"Well, Uber considers FOUR stickers a pretty heavy lift according to this: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/alderman-wants-uber-lyft-vehicles-to-have-illuminated-signs/ These companies have gotten away with being pretty unregulated since…"
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Sean Newby replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
"My understanding is that Uber and Lyft provide full coverage (I believe $1 million is the standard) while the driver has an active fare, but no coverage otherwise; the gray area is whether driving to pick up a fare constitutes having an active fare,…"
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Charlie Short 11.5 replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
"City Ordinance Separates TNP's from all other for-hire/professional drivers so requiring stickers would have to be exclusively directed at Uber and Lyft. "
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Jeremy replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
"Don't Uber & Lyft classify drivers as independent contractors in order to avoid paying insurance expenses?  I bet most U&L drivers don't carry auto insurance for a business, so their personal insurance company could deny a…"
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Sean Newby replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
"If you are using your personal vehicle for employment, especially ride share services, then your feelings about stickers, decals, or other safety and regulatory signage is irrelevant. Frankly, we shouldn't have to rely on spotting a decal or…"
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Anne Alt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
"If Uber and Lyft see big increases in their insurance costs due to payouts for crashes, this could provide an incentive for them to educate drivers."
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Anne Alt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
"The friend I was talking to said "well, maybe people wouldn't want stickers on the windows of their personal cars." I thought about that one. They already have Uber and/or Lyft stickers, plus airport stickers for some. The LOOK…"
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Anne Alt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
"I was just chatting with a friend about this. I've been noticing a big increase in the number of crashes involving Uber and Lyft drivers. Many of these are doorings by passengers. How many of you use Uber and/or Lyft? Have you considered taking…"
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Anne Alt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago ‘Dooring’ Reports Saw Steep Increase in 2015, Data Shows
"Construction makes it a lot more complicated. Last week I was riding a Divvy through River North - first time I've traveled extensively through River North in quite a while. The number of construction sites, lane blockages and increased…"
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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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