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LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
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The planned bike path route has many sharp turns and detours closer to the lake.  This doesn't seem very realistic.  If this is enforced, I may take streets south to Montrose and pick up the LFT…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Velo Celt Jan 13.

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 Charlie Short 11.5 Nov 27, 2017.

"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, 2017.

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

 

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Mark replied to dav's discussion My Bike Crash Today. (I'm ok.)
"The snow and ice has melted from the bike path portion, but there is still a fair amount of sea weed, small stones, and other debris that has washed up over the past few weeks.  Also, there are two 30-ft sections between Chicago and Ohio where…"
Jan 22
Mark replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"This morning the bus/bike lane was totally clear while cars were backed up in the left lane pretty much the whole way between Diversey and Fullerton.  No cars in the bus/bike lane."
Jan 17
Velo Celt replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
"At least you don't have to worry about being literally arms-length away from speeding cars going over 60 mph on Lakeshore Drive like sections of the new trail will have you doing on the south end. "
Jan 13
Mark replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"The lane is on Clark between Diversey and Dickens."
Jan 12
Mark replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"The bus/bike lane is actually striped and marked in the parking lane, and parking is banned during morning rush. I've never seen any moving cars in the lane, but of course there is always one car in each block that is parked in the lane. …"
Jan 11
Mark replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"Chicago Avenue is currently striped for two travel lanes in each direction plus parking on both sides west of Ogden to the City limits."
Jan 10
Mark replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"My recommendation would be to convert the existing right traffic lane into a shared Bus and Bike only lane, like southbound Clark has through Lincoln Park.  Also, eliminate a few parking spaces near intersections to allow left turn lanes."
Jan 10
Allan replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
"I'm a little behind the times, on hearing that's what they'll do between Montrose and Ardmore. Wouldn't be surprised, if when I was trying to save time and there weren't a lot of people out walking or running, went on biking…"
Jan 6
Douglas Price replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
"That’s 2 minutes at 15mph or 90 seconds at 20mph which is probably made up by not waiting for pedestrians. "
Jan 2
John Greenfield replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
Jan 2
Mike Schwab replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
"Not sure why that link won't work.  I searched google and came up with the entire construction list.  https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks-facilities/lakefront-trail and click the link. Yeah, some of those underpass…"
Dec 29, 2017
Brian S replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
"I typically take this.  It's WAY BETTER. First, it's nice to actually be close to the lakeshore when on the drive instead of just pedaling parallel to the highway. I get on at Bryn Mawr and seeing the lake right there is my favorite…"
Dec 28, 2017
Douglas Price replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
"Those sharp turns are connections from the street, not a replacement for what's already there. The detours are maybe a bit much, but I doubt they'll add as much time as a stoplight will."
Dec 28, 2017
Mark replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
Dec 28, 2017
Mark posted a discussion

LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose

The planned bike path route has many sharp turns and detours closer to the lake.  This doesn't seem very realistic.  If this is enforced, I may take streets south to Montrose and pick up the LFT there.  I don't think this is what the public had in mind for the trail separation project.…See More
Dec 28, 2017
Mark replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Nearly clobbered by PACE van this morning
"Cars have larger blind spots due to the increased size of "A" pillars which improve safety in crashes.  The blind spot is larger on the left side.  Always use extra caution when crossing in front a car from its left side."
Dec 14, 2017

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