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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 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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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
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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
Kara B replied to Kara B's discussion construction on Archer impacting the bike lanes: anyone have an IDOT contact?
"wow. that sucks. I wonder if the street contractors think it's less important to do their best work on the edges because cars don't travel there?  Would be great if part of our bike-friendly-City status included construction…"
Jun 13
Jim Reho replied to Kara B's discussion construction on Archer impacting the bike lanes: anyone have an IDOT contact?
"You're absolutely right.  I actually bought a used mountain bike to have available when going through that area and others like it.  I anticipate the situation deteriorating further before it gets better, if ever.  Scary."
Jun 13
Jim Reho replied to Kara B's discussion construction on Archer impacting the bike lanes: anyone have an IDOT contact?
"Wow!  I'm impressed that you actually got a meaningful response from those people!  Very good!"
Jun 13
Brian S replied to Kara B's discussion construction on Archer impacting the bike lanes: anyone have an IDOT contact?
"Between Western and Chinatown was the pleasant section of pavement for Archer.Try heading west from Western. Not only have they left those curb cuts unpaved / uneven, but there's just really degraded street pavement. If you ride a couple blocks…"
Jun 13
Kara B replied to Kara B's discussion construction on Archer impacting the bike lanes: anyone have an IDOT contact?
"Update: I did send a message to IDOT through their facebook page, and someone got back to me (the holes got patched last week, but)- here's what they said. Pretty helpful!  Thank you for your concern regarding our unfinished construction…"
Jun 12
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

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The kind of riding I do:
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