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Veteran Chicago Fire Fighter dies 3 weeks after colliding with a car in Evergreen Park
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The description of the crash is kinda vague, but it sounds like somebody suddenly stopped in front of him, and he went over the handlebars and hit his head.  RIP …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ad Oct 14, 2016.

South Loop bike lane construction scheduled for next summer

Not sure if this was posted before, but they plan to slightly extend the Dearborn "protected" lane and to add some parking end caps, presumably like the concrete ones on Milwaukee.…Continue

Started Sep 2, 2016

Chickens Coming Home to Roost?
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Might see more incidents like this if the city doesn't do more to protect cyclists. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Aug 17, 2016.

Serious Dooring
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From CPD's FB:"Earlier this morning, at approximately 9:45 a.m., an off-duty Chicago Police Officer was driving on the 3500 block of North Damen Ave when he observed a female motorist open her car…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-8 mi. Jul 4, 2016.

 

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Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
""it would be very difficult for the office to enforce a law that would put that business into difficulty"   ...because then the business owner might stop making regular, large "contributions" to the alderman."
yesterday
Maurice replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion Bike Parking in the Loop
"I too park my "low end clunker" outside with a U lock (no cable) practically every day, even though my building has a bike room. I've been doing it for many years.   The Loop needs more racks, tho.  At this time of…"
yesterday
Maurice replied to Heather S's discussion Best bike friendly buildings in the Loop?
"203 N LaSalle"
Sunday
Maurice replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Pepsi can?  Maybe she was making a peace offering ala Kendall Jenner."
Apr 12
Maurice replied to Charlie Short 11.5's discussion 311 Code for Parking in the Bike Lane
"You're the only one insisting that "your will is all that matters."  You're referring to your own personal opinion and your vague appeal to your own supposed authority as a "medic" in whatever jurisdiction (if…"
Apr 9
Maurice replied to Charlie Short 11.5's discussion 311 Code for Parking in the Bike Lane
"In Chicago, 311 operators routinely refer callers to 911 for parking violations in progress. In Chicago, 911 operators repeatedly have confirmed the 311 operators are correct to do so.   ^ These are the only opinions that matter."
Apr 9
Maurice replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
""Chance for a encounter" is an insufficient explanation.  Bike tickets (and even auto tickets) are the result of conscious choices made by officers, both to write the ticket and even to take a ticket book out with them in the…"
Mar 30
Maurice replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"No.  It would make sense to leave them alone and not treat them differently because they're not a white person cycling on Milwaukee Ave."
Mar 29
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Similar to my last one, but this time it was an Uber parked at the mouth of the "protected" lane on Washington/Wacker, leaving about 3 feet of space on the right side so bikes can (just barely) pass within the designated, green-painted…"
Mar 28
Maurice replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"CPD surveillance/enforcement officers aren't driving around with ticket books.  It's not like they're arresting a gang member for a felony drug or gun offense and also writing them a ticket for riding his bike on the…"
Mar 23
Maurice replied to Gage B.'s discussion Enforcement of Dearborn Bike Lane
"The new Randolph lane overbythere is a disaster.  The city had the brilliant notion that, between Canal and Clinton, the lane should run on the sidewalk.  (Because god forbid cars only get 3 lanes under the viaduct.)  This comes as a…"
Mar 22
Maurice replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"I commute to the Loop from the South Side every day.  A very large majority of the wrong way cyclists I see are white men."
Mar 21
Maurice replied to Gage B.'s discussion Enforcement of Dearborn Bike Lane
"Cars also routinely turn through red arrows on Washington and Clinton, and ignore the "no right turn" sign on Washington / LaSalle.  This is made even more by the bus stops on Washington, which block…"
Mar 21
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Wish List for Infrastructure in Chicago - Chicagoist
"Canal should have a bike lane like Halsted"
Mar 20
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"USPS, UPS, and/or FedEx trucks are parked there at the mouth of the fancy newish "protected" lane virtually all day every weekday. This morning, there were 2, but they left about 3 feet of space on the right side so bikes can (just barely)…"
Mar 20
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"If you work at 123 N. Wacker and received a large package from USPS this morning with a size-9 foot print on one side and a dent on the other, that was courtesy of me.  Sorry not sorry."
Mar 20

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What I ride:
Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town

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