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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 Tony Adams Oct 13.

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.

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.

is biking to work making you a happier person, or an angrier one?
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So - I love riding my bike to work (which happens to be in downtown chicago).However, I often arrive at work angry and/or sad and/or shaken by the behavior of clueless, distracted, thoughtless,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anna Nov 17, 2012.

 

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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
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
Kara B replied to Kara B's discussion what's going on with Loomis?
"thanks Maurice :)"
Oct 13
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
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
Kara B replied to Alex's discussion "On your right, a**hole!"
"yes!"
Oct 13
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
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
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
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
Lisa Gordon replied to Kara B's discussion do we need to start rethinking our biking infrastructure?
"If I could always bike on side streets, I would.  When I ride near my house in Evanston, I know all the side routes and can avoid major streets everywhere except downtown.  But when I bike from here to the Gold Coast, I take Clark St.,…"
Oct 6
psmitty replied to Kara B's discussion do we need to start rethinking our biking infrastructure?
"We need to find and vote for people who will actually do this; people who have the political will (and capacity) to get s**t done. Without that, it is baby steps and reactionary politics - if anything - , and too often we lose. I'm not holding…"
Oct 6
Mike Schwab replied to Kara B's discussion do we need to start rethinking our biking infrastructure?
"Its a federal requirement.  Historically, in the U.S. dedicated funding only covered 40% of road construction costs."
Oct 4
Shawn Evans replied to Kara B's discussion do we need to start rethinking our biking infrastructure?
""...no way to avoid all the craters..." That's why God invented sidewalks."
Oct 4
Larry Mysz replied to Kara B's discussion do we need to start rethinking our biking infrastructure?
"Mike, Do you think the proposed IL Safe Roads Constitutional Amendment will have an effect on bike facility funding?"
Oct 3
Anne Alt replied to Kara B's discussion do we need to start rethinking our biking infrastructure?
"Many side streets are great for traveling within your neighborhood, but traveling more than a mile on one of them can be challenging because they often lack safe crossings at major streets. If side streets work for your trip, that's great.I…"
Oct 3

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

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