"I think I'm more watchful now that I'm a regular cyclist. I'm certainly NOT blind to stop signs, even on my bike! It's one thing to roll through them when there's nobody there, another to risk your life over losing momentum.…"
"I have *driven* Madison west from the Loop and not felt safe in spots. I would never bike there alone during the day. I've done Jackson and Roosevelt (on a Sunday morning with little traffic) with others. I know people who swear by Lake street…"