"Just to clarify the record re: Verizon, AT&T, and Ameritech... When Ameritech and SBC merged (forming the company we now call AT&T), both Ameritech and SBC had wireless networks in St Louis and Chicago. In order to complete the merger,…"
"The station density in Boulder is much lower than it's expected to be in Chicago. Also worth noting that even in nearby Denver, maximum ride time is 30 minutes. Having used B-Cycle in Denver for a week this past fall, 30 minutes felt quite…"
"Bike Share is really not intended to get you all the way across the city. For that, you can use transit, or buy a bike. That said, worst case, you ought to be able to get 3-4 miles within 30 minutes. Also note that you can (generally) turn in a bike…"
"Not denying that everyone shirks it. But...
For a grade separated crossing, with the road going under the railroad, the Illinois Commerce Commission (who regulates the railroads) swears to me that there are no road jurisdiction issues ... the…"
"It happens I have the CSBR's still-in-beta stats generator handy. For 2012, monthly report counts to the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry were as follows.
"The two are vastly different. I have bought both of my bikes from Working Bikes, but I buy accessories and service from Boulevard. If I were buying a new bicycle, Boulevard would be my first, and likely last, stop."
"All pawn shops and second hand stores are required to document the purchase. The police just chose not to require Cash America to turn it over. There's no obligation for them to check the Registry -- doing so is just a way to protect themselves…"
"It's possible that when looking for a home two years ago, I expressed to my lovely wife that I simply could not live in Naperville. That said, one could argue that Naperville itself has been a victim of sprawl. It has a nice central…"
"As to "strip malls and corporate monoculture," there's not much to be said for this. It's an Olive Garden going into a K-Mart parking lot, a block from the expressway.
On the other hand, one could see this as Olive Garden…"