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Kara B
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construction on Archer impacting the bike lanes: anyone have an IDOT contact?
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I ride Archer in to work most mornings, and a project to replace the sidewalk access ramps between Western (or maybe farther, i just get on on Western) and Chinatown  has been going on for months…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Jun 13.

what's going on with Loomis?
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I ride Loomis from Archer-ish to Blue Island every day, and the bike lanes - as well as the bike route signs along the road - disappeared when the road was resurfaced last year.I checked in with the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maurice Sep 7.

do we need to start rethinking our biking infrastructure?
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Maybe it's just my impression - but our bike lanes seem to be installed mainly on the City's major arterials - Damen, Halsted, Western, Washington, etc.I've always assumed this was because those are…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Gordon Oct 6, 2016.

tiny chihuahua wearing a tiny helmet
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i'm pretty sure i actually saw a tiny chihuahua wearing a tiny helmet riding on the back of the bike of someone i can only assume is awesome, on the dearborn bike lanes.can anyone corroborate this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Schubert 'n Suzy Schnauzer Jun 3, 2016.

 

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Kara B replied to Yasmeen's discussion What We LOVE LOVE LOVE About Our Fellow Cyclists
"this one is entirely superficial, but I like seeing people in dresses and suits and fancy clothes on bikes. makes biking seem practical and glamorous, and nothing accessorizes a sweet outfit like a bike. even divvies can look cool when someone all…"
Sep 15
Maurice replied to Kara B's discussion what's going on with Loomis?
"When the Halsted lanes were initially striped, there were many bollards between 26th St. and Cermak, including going over the bridge."
Sep 7
Tony Adams replied to Kara B's discussion what's going on with Loomis?
"And what part(s) of Halsted? I can't recall seeing any on Halsted, but I mostly just ride it on the south side..."
Sep 7
Anne Alt replied to Kara B's discussion what's going on with Loomis?
"Stripes and bollards - that's an encouraging bit of news. "
Sep 7
Kara B replied to Kara B's discussion what's going on with Loomis?
"what happened to them? "
Sep 7
Maurice replied to Kara B's discussion what's going on with Loomis?
"Now if we could only get them to put the bollards back in on Halsted..."
Sep 7
Kara B replied to Kara B's discussion what's going on with Loomis?
"update on Loomis: northbound Loomis is almost entirely bollarded between Eleanor and Cermak: this is GREAT NEWS and is a game changer for my commute. Encourage all of you who may have been avoiding it to return!  especially since the timing…"
Sep 7
Tony Adams replied to Kara B's discussion what's going on with Loomis?
"No plates on the bridge yet, but this morning we were super happy to find that after two+ years, the striping is finally happening! And while our data is anecdotal, so far, the drivers are respecting the lanes."
Aug 18
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Rock the Rooftop, a Bike Week Wrap Party at 1K Rooftop

June 23, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8pm
 Rock the Rooftop, a Bike Week Wrap Party, presented by Freeman Kevenides Law Firm, Active Trans, SRAM & World Bicycle Relief.  1K Rooftop – Friday, June 23 (5:30pm-8pm)More details soon!See More
Jun 22
Jim Reho replied to Kara B's discussion construction on Archer impacting the bike lanes: anyone have an IDOT contact?
"That clinic is an all-timer of nauseating toe conditions, that's for sure.  I have nightmares about the giant photos."
Jun 13
Jim Reho replied to Kara B's discussion construction on Archer impacting the bike lanes: anyone have an IDOT contact?
"They have two doors.  The lesser one is on Archer.  The main one is on Ashland.  The bartender, Junior, was very pleasant when a friend of mine and I stopped by for the first time recently.  Prices are reasonable, with a tap…"
Jun 13
Brian S replied to Kara B's discussion construction on Archer impacting the bike lanes: anyone have an IDOT contact?
"I was kinda hoping they took over the gross foot clinic while I wasn't looking and de-grossified it. Or just burned it to the ground. That'd probably be more sanitary."
Jun 13
Kara B replied to Kara B's discussion construction on Archer impacting the bike lanes: anyone have an IDOT contact?
"yes, exactly. given how much commercial vacancy we have along archer, it's kind of hilarious how much they cram into that tiny corner - it's between the carwash and the gross-foot-clinic  (of course it is!!!)"
Jun 13
Brian S replied to Kara B's discussion construction on Archer impacting the bike lanes: anyone have an IDOT contact?
"I'm trying to picture where that bar would be. Next to the car wash?"
Jun 13
Kara B replied to Kara B's discussion construction on Archer impacting the bike lanes: anyone have an IDOT contact?
"Tour De Potholes?! and - likewise - there's a new bar that just opened at Ashland & Archer - One City Tap - that has a decent tap list - if you're passing by after work sometime we can buy you a beer and commiserate about road surfaces…"
Jun 13
Brian S replied to Kara B's discussion construction on Archer impacting the bike lanes: anyone have an IDOT contact?
"They were out repainting the lines this morning between Kedzie & Drake. The street's still a complete disaster. Seems like a waste of time to restripe it.Let me know when you guys are out that way and I'll give you the…"
Jun 13

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What I ride:
Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting

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At 11:56am on December 15, 2012, Mark said…
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