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Route to West Burbs
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Hello everyone, I'm a new commuter and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions to a safe route from Old Irving Park to Westchester? Its like a 15 mile commute one way and I'm having trouble…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Lee Oct 14, 2012.

 

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Hilario Vaquero replied to Thunder Snow's discussion Yet Another Cyclist Was Killed Last Night
"I'm sad to hear this news. Makes me really think twice about commuting in Chicago and the burbs. Sadly, I just started a month ago."
Nov 9, 2012
Hilario Vaquero replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Anybody else going to wuss out on commuting because of gale force winds?
"I actually commuted to river north on Monday and it was pretty windy in the evening on the way back home. My route usually consist of Elston st, but it was so hard to ride back Northwest from downtown. It took me 20 minutes longer to get home and my…"
Nov 2, 2012
Jerry Lee replied to Hilario Vaquero's discussion Route to West Burbs
"I usually go from Franklin Pk to Clark & Foster.. Starting from about Mannehein and Belmont, I take Belmont east to Forest Preserve dr, Forest preserve dr to Montrose at Oak Park ave, from there I take Montrose to Clark st, then North to…"
Oct 14, 2012
Hilario Vaquero replied to djm's discussion VIP Lanes
"Thanks for taking action on this matter."
Oct 13, 2012
Hilario Vaquero replied to Hilario Vaquero's discussion Route to West Burbs
"Thanks for sharing some handy routes people. I found Legacy Frameworks route to be pretty quick on my way back home from Westchester. This is what I used in the morning out to work, http://goo.gl/maps/j1DBU "
Oct 13, 2012
Tim Heckman replied to Hilario Vaquero's discussion Route to West Burbs
"Head south on Bellwood Avenue, which is Westchester Boulevard south of 290. If you see a big guy on a brown Schwinn Suburban wearing a reflective vest, that will be me."
Oct 13, 2012
Legacy Frameworks replied to Hilario Vaquero's discussion Route to West Burbs
"I live in Oak Park also and have explored ways to get to the city. I try to skirt north of the west side, so this is the route I would suggest. http://goo.gl/maps/MWhZl Take Diversey West to Oak Park Ave, (is far enough north to avoid most of the…"
Oct 13, 2012
David P. replied to Hilario Vaquero's discussion Route to West Burbs
"Hilario, I have limited experience riding out that way since I had not done so until recently, but if you want to avoid neighborhoods that make you feel edgy going down to Oak Park on Oak Park Avenue seems to be a good way to do it. Once…"
Oct 13, 2012
Tim Heckman replied to Hilario Vaquero's discussion Route to West Burbs
"I've gone from Madison and Mannheim to Foster and Kedzie a few times, using residential streets in Oak Park, Naragansett to Wrightwood, Wrightwood to Long, Long to Lawrence, and Lawrence to Kedzie. Not sure how much that helps. I live in Oak…"
Oct 13, 2012
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Route to West Burbs

Hello everyone, I'm a new commuter and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions to a safe route from Old Irving Park to Westchester? Its like a 15 mile commute one way and I'm having trouble figuring out a safe route to avoid the west side of Chicago. My destination would Roosevelt Rd and Mannheim.See More
Oct 13, 2012
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Oct 13, 2012
Hilario Vaquero replied to jennifer james's discussion Would you share your favorite safe routes through Chicago?
"I live by Old Irving Park and I commute to my internship at River North. I find Elston Ave to be pretty safe due to its wide open bike lanes and there are not that many cars park going east from my place. My destination is Orleans and Huron so, I…"
Oct 13, 2012
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Sep 27, 2012

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What I ride:
Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Commuting, Distance

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