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Legality of prohibiting cyclists on public roads
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So today I rode the Sheridan ravine between Tower and Scott as I often do. Probably one of the best bit of climbing we have in cook county. It always peeves me though that there are those no cyclist…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike w. Jun 14.

 

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Jacob Wilson replied to Gene Tenner's discussion How Chicago cab drivers were relieved of liability for dooring crashes
"My 17 year old car has a button to engage the rear child safety locks right on the driver door console. Perhaps this should be a mandatory feature for all cab vehicles going forward. When you ride the bus or train you can't just get out…"
Nov 1
Jacob Wilson replied to Ed Fuhrmann's discussion New Bike Rack at ALDI. Should we be thankful... or insulted?
"Aldi is amazing if you give it a chance and change your expectations about what a supermarket should be. It's not a lifestyle experience like whole foods or Mariano's but they're quality is excellent, they pay their workers very well…"
Oct 29
Jacob Wilson replied to Brian S's discussion Lakefront Path to Loop via the Riverwalk
"Maybe I'm in the minority here but of all the road users I think I trust CTA buses the most. They're big and scary but they're very predictable and the drivers are pros.  That said I once had a PACE bus pass a ~20 person group…"
Sep 11
Jacob Wilson replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Do You Think Of The Separated Bike Path Lanes?
"If I'm not mistaken they've actually ADDED landfill to the park just prior to the construction of the trail. The new LSD master plan also calls for added landfill at Chicago and a reduction of LSD to three lanes further north.  The…"
Sep 3
Jacob Wilson replied to Yasmeen's discussion White House Capital Bikeshare Station Removed By Trump Administration
"Reminds me of Reagan taking down the solar panels."
Aug 18
Jacob Wilson replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bicyclist Hit By Car, Flipped And Severely Injured Seen On Dashcam Video
"Hundreds of people are killed or severely injured in excruciating detail to motorists, passengers and onlookers every single day. That is the reality of automobiles being our dominant form of transportation. It's something we all accept when we…"
Jul 24
Jacob Wilson replied to Jason's discussion Are cyclist seen as unprofessional to most people?
"Since we're talking about visual first impressions here I'd say it really depends on your bike and kit and to a degree what neighborhoods you work in. If you have nice professional looking kit that keeps you dry and smelling good and…"
Jul 6
Jacob Wilson replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"Is this satire?"
Jul 2
Jacob Wilson replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"I'm not sure you realize the significance of the effects of auto centric planning and laws as they pertain to society.  Automobiles being the dominant mode of transport in the US kills thousands every year due to health, pollution and…"
Jun 29
Jacob Wilson replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"Haha Iowa/Idaho, potato/potato..."
Jun 29
Jacob Wilson replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"Marijuana is also illegal because of unjust historical consequences. Doesn't mean I'm not gonna smoke it.  There are also tons of rules of the road that were basically written by the auto lobby to encourage the mode of transport that…"
Jun 29
Jacob Wilson replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"Man, I suggest you do some soul searching and try to come to terms with the fact cyclists will never treat stop signs like motorists, nor should they. Otherwise you're just gonna give yourself grey hairs. Traffic devices are 100% there for…"
Jun 29
Jacob Wilson replied to ja-chicago's discussion Angry, misogynistic UIC cyclist
"Agreed. I can maybe see a case for why someone would want to ride a track bike on the street (still questionable) but without foot retention it's just madness. There's no such thing as a track bike without foot retention. It wouldn't…"
Jun 23
Jacob Wilson replied to ja-chicago's discussion Angry, misogynistic UIC cyclist
"A road bike may not be ideal for riding around downtown Copenhagen but that's hardly Chicago. I would say a road bike is actually the ideal urban bike in most (relatively sprawling) North American cities for anyone with a commute over a few…"
Jun 23
Jacob Wilson replied to ja-chicago's discussion Angry, misogynistic UIC cyclist
"What road bike is more unsuited to urban riding than a brakeless fixie? Even a tri bike with aero bars (arguably not a 'road bike') is infinitely more suitable for urban riding than a bike without brakes. "
Jun 23
mike w. replied to Jacob Wilson's discussion Legality of prohibiting cyclists on public roads
"Glenview road from Harms to Waukegan is rideable -as ever, ride it with caution. i for one very seldom recommend sidewalks for cycling as pedestrians are not expecting to encounter a rider, and drivers at cross streets are not looking for you. i…"
Jun 14

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What I ride:
Road, Vintage
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Interacting with and meeting other Chicago cyclists!

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