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Gene Tenner
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Why Chicago's Divvy Lags Far Behind New York's Citi Bike-Sharing Program
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Why Chicago's Divvy Lags Far Behind New York's Citi Bike-Sharing ProgramBy Ted Cox on July 30, 2014 5:25am, DNAinfoDOWNTOWN — No matter how fast Chicagoans pedal, the city can't quite catch up to New…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 12mi 11 hours ago.

Could Cargo Bikes Become the New Minivans for Chicago Parents?

Could Cargo Bikes Become the New Minivans for Chicago Parents?By Paul Biasco on July 30, 2014 8:14am - DNAinfoAlt-Cycle Shop Comes to Lincoln Park DNAinfo/Kyla GardnerLINCOLN PARK — Lincoln Park's…Continue

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Bike Lane Would Have Three-Foot Wide Curbs on Clybourn in Old Town
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Plans are underway to install Chicago's first barrier protected bike lane along Clybourn Avenue in Old Town, which will serve as a test run for the city.The proposal, presented to the public at a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by h' 1.0 1 minute ago.

'This is the bike for Chicago'
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The worst winter in decades inspired a design firm and frame builder to fashion a bike tough enough for this town.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chitown_Mike 5 hours ago.

 

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Chitown_Mike replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"Bike snob is hilarious, but I really liked the Chicago one.  Not just because they are from here but because the other designs just don't do it for me.  Especially the one where everything shoots out of the tubes, that seems weird and…"
5 hours ago
April replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"+1  Hilarious and right to the point.  Exactly what I was thinking. I voted for SF the only bike that even considered carrying children utilitarian.  "
6 hours ago
Steve Weeks replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bike Lane Would Have Three-Foot Wide Curbs on Clybourn in Old Town
"Jackson Blvd was not plowed from Loomis to Halsted... and it's not even "protected". A couple sections of "protected" lanes (Jackson further west, and Lake Street, IIRC) I crossed were not plowed either. Steve"
6 hours ago
John Durham replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bike Lane Would Have Three-Foot Wide Curbs on Clybourn in Old Town
"Kinzie, Dearborn and Elston were all plowed and salted this past winter. Why would this lane be any different?  Which lanes did you experience this problem in?  "
7 hours ago
Steve Weeks replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bike Lane Would Have Three-Foot Wide Curbs on Clybourn in Old Town
"Will they be plowed in winter? Based on recent past experience with "buffered" and (post-)protected bike lanes, the answer will be "no". Then the bikes will be out in traffic in a reduced lane width. Steve"
7 hours ago
Jeff Schneider replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"This design competition is getting a lot of press.  Even the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has picked up on…"
7 hours ago
S replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"I think it'd be closer to the laws/regulations regarding cars having seat belts, airbags, and such.  They seem to have gone in pretty much universally.   "
10 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Why Chicago's Divvy Lags Far Behind New York's Citi Bike-Sharing Program
"I always dispense with forum search facilities (they suck uniformly, nothing against thechainlink.org) and go straight to Google. Try this search: https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Athechainlink.org+divvy Skip "
11 hours ago
Julie Hochstadter replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bike Lane Would Have Three-Foot Wide Curbs on Clybourn in Old Town
"Chicagoist covers it here."
11 hours ago
Jeff Schneider replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"Good point about the lack of top tube.  I find Divvy bikes more difficult to handle than my own for just this reason.  But a lot of people, especially older ones, have trouble getting a leg over a top tube.  Not sure yet what…"
23 hours ago
Jonathan Quist replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"Uh, yeah. What you said. Actually, if an approaching vehicle has obnoxiously bright lights, retroreflective material is probably more effective than an opposing set of obnoxiously bright lights. Of course, that's just my opinion pulled out of…"
yesterday
James BlackHeron replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"Because the rules about speeding, selling & buying drugs, stealing, and so on have been such a big help so far. "
yesterday
Jonathan Quist replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"Yeah. Gee. Sort of like the rules that the US should have about "fog lights", "driving lights", etc., etc. "
yesterday
James BlackHeron replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"That's the nice thing about the AXA, it really puts the light where you need it in front of you, not leaking out everywhere to the sides.  That's the Germans for you and their strict dyno lighting rules on lenses and not blinding…"
yesterday
Jeff Schneider replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"I have also used various B&M lights and SON dynamos on my bikes for a few years now - and love them.  Still in the halogen era, though, with my headlamps.  I find them sufficient in the city (plus not too great a loss if broken or…"
yesterday
Tricolor replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"I've got a rear B&M battery light which looks pretty bright for two LEDs (granted they're hitting a reflector) and a Lumentrail front light that works pretty well, but I still think something that looks a little farther ahead and…"
yesterday

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What I ride:
Recumbent
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
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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