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Gene Tenner
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A Bike-Friendly Bridge Over North Shore Channel Trail Finally Is Happening
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WEST RIDGE — The North Shore Channel Trail, which runs from Lincoln Square to Evanston, has always had a problem — the North Shore Channel.A significant portion of the trail runs along the west side…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 14.5mi yesterday.

Chicagoans' Crush on Cars Is Cooling
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Is Chicago's love affair with the auto ending?The total number of miles driven has been flat to down over the past decade and a half; fewer teenagers and young adults are acquiring driver's licenses,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gage B. on Thursday.

Chicago tops NYC as most bike-friendly city in U.S., magazine finds Bicycling in the city
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When it comes to cycling, the second city is now the first, according to a leading bike publication.Bicycling magazine is set to announce Monday that Chicago is now the best bike city in the United…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Blumenthal on Thursday.

"Construction along busy routes makes for dangerous cycling season" Chicago Tribune
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The "Hipster Highway," the nickname for a stretch of Milwaukee Avenue heavily used by bicyclists, is caught in a paradox.The popularity of biking along the Northwest Side arterial, with its stretches…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Sep 12.

 

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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Gene Tenner's discussion A Bike-Friendly Bridge Over North Shore Channel Trail Finally Is Happening
"Thanks for posting that Gene. That will be nice. I sometimes ride home via Elston, California, and the North Shore Channel Trail. After Lincoln, I currently finish my commute on Kedzie, Pratt, and California/Dodge. It would be nice to continue a bit…"
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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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Jeff Blumenthal replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago tops NYC as most bike-friendly city in U.S., magazine finds Bicycling in the city
"I don't have any benchmarks but it is getting friendlier since I started riding in 1945. "
Thursday
Paul Lazzaro replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago tops NYC as most bike-friendly city in U.S., magazine finds Bicycling in the city
"Chicago is perhaps the #1 place for honing your traffic skills.  You get a lot of experience dealing with all the dangerous and stupid things that drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians do.  If you survive, you get pretty good at anticipating…"
Thursday
Shalini replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago tops NYC as most bike-friendly city in U.S., magazine finds Bicycling in the city
"I'd take safest over nicest any day."
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Gage B. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicagoans' crush on cars is cooling
"Nah, cars own the road.. At least thats what I was yelled at about while biking this morning."
Thursday
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Tuesday
Michael B replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago tops NYC as most bike-friendly city in U.S., magazine finds Bicycling in the city
"Once again the best response is from the indispensable Bike Snob NYC http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/"
Tuesday
mike w. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago tops NYC as most bike-friendly city in U.S., magazine finds Bicycling in the city
"Enforce bike lane usage?? What does THAT mean???"
Tuesday
Jim Reho replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago tops NYC as most bike-friendly city in U.S., magazine finds Bicycling in the city
""So Chicago is really not the nicest place to ride in the country,” Strickland admitted. “If we were just going by that, we’d probably have to pick Davis, California, every year. But what we’re really looking for is the…"
Monday
Anne Alt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago tops NYC as most bike-friendly city in U.S., magazine finds Bicycling in the city
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Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago tops NYC as most bike-friendly city in U.S., magazine finds Bicycling in the city
"If our city is #1 then it just goes to show just how dismal the rest of the country is :("
Monday
Elsbeth Cool replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago tops NYC as most bike-friendly city in U.S., magazine finds Bicycling in the city
""Strickland conceded that he’d had a somewhat rough ride to the ceremony this morning. “I rode on Chicago Avenue to Milwaukee Avenue and then the trail and, yeah, I had a sketchy moment on Chicago,” he said. Burke noted that…"
Monday
Jim Reho replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago tops NYC as most bike-friendly city in U.S., magazine finds Bicycling in the city
"I doubt very much that Bill Strickland has actually ridden a bicycle around Chicago.  I don't care how many protected lanes are being built.  The streets, whether including bike lanes are not, are an absolute shambles, the worst…"
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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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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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