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Riding on Park District property
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A while back I believe someone posted the statute that allows riding on sidewalks and paths on Park District property.  Recently, some residents along Sheridan Road are trying to ban bikes from "The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho 8 hours ago.

"Free" Workouts on the LFT at Ohio?
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This week there has been a guy soliciting for free 10-minute workouts and then conducting an impromptu class right across from the drinking fountain near the steps at the curve near the Ohio…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duppie Oct 20.

Looking for a Hase Pino Allround Tandem

Trying to find a used Hase Pino Allround tandem to purchase.  Please notify me if you have one for sale.  Thanks!Continue

Tags: tandem, allround, pino, hase

Started Jun 30, 2015

Ortlieb Warranty Policy
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The material on my Ortieb rear roller pannier split on the side recently after 4 years of faithful service.  Does anyone know what Ortlieb's warranty policy is?  Has anyone been able to have Ortlieb…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Apr 11, 2016.

 

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Jim Reho replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Bruce, Chicago is a home-rule municipality.  Since the state of Illinois has not specifically legislated that state law regarding bicycles shall prevail, it is Chicago's municipal ordinance that governs whether bicycles are allowed on…"
8 hours ago
Bruce replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"I know that this is slightly off-topic but I found it very interesting so I figured y'all would too, with the caveat that this is from Madison, WI: Does a bicyclist riding the wrong way on a one way street on a sidewalk coming to an…"
11 hours ago
mike w. replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"In general, i ignore "cyclists dismount" signage, as i usually encounter it where it is totally unnecessary (e.g. on many Lake County DesPlaines River Trail bridges.)  i will dismount in certain conditions when it makes common sense…"
15 hours ago
Bruce replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"The statute for the state of Illinois reads as follows: (625 ILCS 5/11-1512) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1512)     Sec. 11-1512. Bicycles on sidewalks. (a) A person propelling a bicycle upon and along a sidewalk, or across a…"
16 hours ago
Bruce replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Yes, I agree that it clearly is not a park district sign and should be removed. On the other hand the park district puts up some ridiculous signs that say "Cyclists yield to pedestrians. Please dismount." There is one by the Field Museum…"
17 hours ago
David Barish replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"My understanding of this  area of the park, where I have ridden, is that it  is a path and not  a sidewalk. This is going through  a part of the park where there are neither roads nor  sidewalks but a path.  That path…"
Wednesday
Anne Alt replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"It's worth reaching out to Friends of the Parks and asking for their help to put you in touch the Park Advisory Council on this.https://fotp.org/contact-us/"
Nov 14
Mike Schwab replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"If this is PARK district property, why is the traffic so fast and heavy you need to ride on the sidewalk instead of the park road?"
Nov 14
Maurice replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Mystery solved. From Jim's link: "ASCO has teamed up with Alderman Harry Osterman to post signage ALONG SHERIDAN ROAD reminding us that bicyclists over the age of 12 are not allowed to ride on the SIDEWALK....[S]igns are also being…"
Nov 13
Jim Reho replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"I think this may shed some light on the provenance of those signs, and probably their misuse by nearby residents.  Came across it when I googled "Walk your…"
Nov 13
Maurice replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"We all know the general prohibition against teens and adults riding on the sidewalk, but a path through a park isn't a sidewalk. A sidewalk is the area on either SIDE of a street where you WALK. However, the same ordinance…"
Nov 13
Tony Adams replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Seems to only apply to penny farthings, so we should be good. ;)"
Nov 13
David Barish replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Paul has hit on the appropriate response.  We need to  ride  with sensitivity but need to  shoot down  extra legal attempts to curb cyclists. I have  not seen the  signs but have ridden in  that …"
Nov 13
Paul Lazzaro replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"I've seen other signs in that area directing cyclists to walk.  Perhaps there is concern about the many elderly walkers on those sidewalks.  I have always ridden there, albeit slowly and carefully."
Nov 13
mike w. replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Police enforceable?"
Nov 13
Anne Alt replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Most likely a ward effort."
Nov 13

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