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Have a Little Sympathy for the Sidewalk Cyclists
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Ignorance of the law isn’t an excuse, but the patchwork chaos of cycling rules is a better explanation than stupidity or selfishness.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by h' 1.0 on Saturday.

Bitter battle between motorists and bikers
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Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY 5:47 p.m. EDT July 14, 2014CHICAGO — The problem for cyclist Gillian Wu started when she yelled at a gaggle of pedestrians lingering in the bike lane to get out of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James BlackHeron Jul 16.

Organic Transit Bikes
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I saw this plastic-wrapped Organic Transit bike in the parking lot across the street and found them online here. Not sure it would suit this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Jun 27.

Protected Bike Lanes to Be Shifted From Madison to Washington, Randolph
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Chicago Sun TimesBy Ted Cox on June 23, 2014 7:56amCITY HALL — The city is planning to move protected bike lanes from Canal and Madison streets to Randolph Street, Washington Boulevard and Clinton…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Stahlman Jun 24.

 

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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?
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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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Not too hip replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Have a Little Sympathy for the Sidewalk Cyclists
"I cycle sidewalks early morning when the sun is blinding. If I can't see, I have no faith that a motorist can see me."
Saturday
Tom A.K. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Have a Little Sympathy for the Sidewalk Cyclists
"And I have total sympathy for the frail, mature (old) men & women who do their shopping for necessities and pedal along slowly on the sidewalk going home, but I have none for the 'Bum-biker' types who speed up from behind you a few…"
Friday
Anne Alt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Have a Little Sympathy for the Sidewalk Cyclists
"Amen! "
Friday
Jeremy replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Have a Little Sympathy for the Sidewalk Cyclists
"There are a few rules posted on Divvy bikes, on the handle bars behind the basket.  One is "walk bikes on sidewalks". "
Friday
Gene Tenner replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Have a Little Sympathy for the Sidewalk Cyclists
"You can call in your suggestion to  1-855-55-DIVVY (855-553-4889) or email them at customerservice@divvybikes.com. "
Friday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Have a Little Sympathy for the Sidewalk Cyclists
"So how about a sign by the Divvy bike racks saying riding on the sidewalk is illegal."
Friday
Robert Underwood replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Have a Little Sympathy for the Sidewalk Cyclists
"Only ride on the sidewalk when there is some good reason why you aint on the road, and respect the pedestrians.  I hardly ever do, but one of the last times I did, an angry lady pedestrian said "why don't you ride on the street with…"
Friday
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Friday
Irvin Steinert replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Have a Little Sympathy for the Sidewalk Cyclists
"I will ride the sidewalk occasionally (in the suburbs) where the road is too dangerous for cycles and there is only occasional foot traffic. When I encounter a pedestrian I will proceed slowly, give them the walkway and bypass on the…"
Jul 18
Irvin Steinert replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Have a Little Sympathy for the Sidewalk Cyclists
"I think most drivers feel this way about cyclists on the street. Of course it's true about cyclists on the sidewalk. "
Jul 18
KayCee replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Have a Little Sympathy for the Sidewalk Cyclists
"So many sidewalk cyclists! I kind of get it in some spots- crossing the bridge on Roosevelt where the paint for the lane has worn off, i guess... but today I saw several on Wabash (parallel to me, as I rode in the bike lane.) Also, people going the…"
Jul 17
Gene Tenner replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"That is probably because we ride different routes. I am easy to spot: recumbent trike with two tall flags poles and a flamingo. Ninety-plus percent of my ride is along the lakefront paths. "
Jul 17
Gene Tenner replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"You said that well, Steve. I agree for all the reasons you stated. Plus, I find the whole ride a lot easier when I ride according to the rules of the road. They are simple, easy to understand and observe, and I can enjoy my ride rather than…"
Jul 17

Profile Information

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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