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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 Tony Adams May 19.

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 Waymond Smith Apr 20.

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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Tony Adams replied to Kara B's discussion construction on Archer impacting the bike lanes: anyone have an IDOT contact?
"Here are some examples 35th and Archer: and Paulina and Archer: There are numerous sites between Western and Canal where the curb-ramps have been filled in, but lots of them have not yet. I have not been able to perceive a pattern..."
May 19
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construction on Archer impacting the bike lanes: anyone have an IDOT contact?

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 (translation: they started it a long time ago and then left) - and has left giant chunks out of the pavement at almost every intersection - right in the middle of the bike lanes. I don't really need to spell out to this group why that's a bad thing on a busy, fast, curvy, bike route - but i want to let…See More
May 18
Kara B replied to Yasmeen's discussion Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets
"i know! i keep thinking that too. I'm also dreading the quality of the patch jobs, which I'm guessing won't be pristine. "
May 11
Kara B replied to Yasmeen's discussion Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets
"(And now improved with giant chunks sawed out of the pavement, accompanied by loose gravel, at every interscection!) Problem is there's no great alternative to Archer to get downtown efficiently..."
May 11
Waymond Smith replied to Kara B's discussion what's going on with Loomis?
"I don't understand why it's taking so long to place non-skid metal plates on the Loomis bridge. I've been asking for 2 years and keep getting different answers. I was told at the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council meeting that they…"
Apr 20
Tony Adams replied to Kara B's discussion what's going on with Loomis?
"I pinged CDOT again this week and got a response. It sounds a lot like the response from March of 2016, but perhaps this time it is true? sorry for the slow response - but I believe the lanes have faded - shld be restriped by a federally funded…"
Apr 20
Tony Adams replied to Kara B's discussion what's going on with Loomis?
"I used the email addresses listed at http://chi.streetsblog.org/chicago-bike-infrastructure-resources/ to email CDOT and Alderman Solis about the issue earlier today. But I have yet hear back."
Oct 13, 2016
Kara B replied to Maurice's discussion Veteran Chicago Fire Fighter dies 3 weeks after colliding with a car in Evergreen Park
"so says the one witness, who was in a car behind the car that the bike just came out of nowhere and the bike ran right into the side of. if the driver really had no idea there was a bike in or approaching the intersection, she didn't actually…"
Oct 13, 2016
Kara B replied to Kara B's discussion what's going on with Loomis?
"thanks Maurice :)"
Oct 13, 2016
Maurice replied to Kara B's discussion what's going on with Loomis?
"Maybe call the Ward office?  It looks like the bridge is between 11 and 25:   11th Ward Alderman              Patrick Daley ThompsonAddress                3659 South Halsted Street, Chicago IL 60609Ward phone          773-254-6677   25th Ward  …"
Oct 13, 2016
Kara B replied to Bill P's discussion Westbound in the Loop???
"yeah - that part is not so great.  almost as bad as the fact that if you  turn south onto Clinton after the tracks, the protected bike lane ends at Van Buren and picks up again across the intersection, but on the other side of the…"
Oct 13, 2016
Kara B replied to Alex's discussion "On your right, a**hole!"
"yes!"
Oct 13, 2016
Kara B posted a discussion

what's going on with Loomis?

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 Chicago Bike Program in March on their facebook page and they said this: "Yes they will striped soon. They are being included in a group of locations to be upgraded this summer" - but - summer's over - no striping!Plus, the volume of traffic has increased a LOT in that time, in a way that seems to…See More
Oct 13, 2016
Kara B replied to Bill P's discussion Westbound in the Loop???
"i know!! what's up with that? i've been sort of riding in them anyway - but there's spots you really can't get through.  "
Oct 13, 2016
Kara B replied to Alex's discussion "On your right, a**hole!"
"i so hear you. i didn't ride for a week after the last fatality, and i get so mad at drivers that park in the bike lanes when there are pull outs 10 feet away; cut in front of you so they can slam on their brakes; don't use their turn…"
Oct 13, 2016
Kara B replied to Maurice's discussion Veteran Chicago Fire Fighter dies 3 weeks after colliding with a car in Evergreen Park
"the Tribune article yesterday quoted the woman who hit him as "not having seen him."  i'm so tired of seeing people say that and having it accepted as a reason to hit someone on a bike. As an excuse, it's the modern day…"
Oct 13, 2016

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Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
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