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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 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…"
yesterday
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…"
Wednesday
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."
Tuesday
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…"
Tuesday
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Wish List for Infrastructure in Chicago - Chicagoist
"Canal should have a bike lane like Halsted"
Tuesday
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)…"
Monday
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."
Monday
Maurice replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"The data show that CPD stop blacks at a much higher rate than non-blacks, even when no violation of the law has occurred.   It is not remotely surprising that CPD would use bike laws as a pretext to continue this trend."
Monday
Maurice replied to John Dow's discussion transporting your bike
"Another vote for tow hitch bike racks. That's what I use."
Mar 16
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"As usual, the big city plows pushed huge piles of snow into the Canal PPBL, completely barricading it.  Perhaps recognizing that the lane is not passable, about half of the cars I passed were parked directly against the curb."
Mar 14
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Equally stupid IMO.  The exact same thing happened when they installed parking "protected" lanes on Kinzie, Canal, Des Plaines, etc.  Heck, it still happens on occasion. "
Feb 28
Maurice replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Updates: Ryne San Hamel Pleads Guilty, Receives 10 Days in Jail
"If nobody cares about you, that makes you MORE sympathetic in my eyes. Those guys never had a fighting chance. Being privileged enough to have a well-off support structure your entire life reeks of an affluenza defense."
Feb 16
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Every time I see that, I'm tempted to copy the guy in that video from awhile back who'd crash into people parked in the bike lane in NYC and roll up onto their hoods.   As it stands, I ask them WTF they think they're doing…"
Feb 9
Maurice replied to Anne Alt's discussion proposed changes to Jackson Park
Feb 6
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cyclist Jezniah Smith Killed in Crash in Humboldt Park
"You can see liquid water in some of the pictures."
Jan 12
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cyclist Killed in Crash in Humboldt Park
"Made the mistake of reading FB comments on these articles.  Despite zero evidence that the cyclist was at fault, many are blaming him for choosing to ride his bike last night, since drivers are never at fault for crashing into people in…"
Jan 12

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

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