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Cycling Comptroller Saves the Day
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Adams Sep 20, 2017.

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

 

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Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Experiences like this make me think that shared bike/bus lanes might be the wave of the future.   Most cyclists don't have loud horns and none have the intimidating physical presence of a bus."
Jan 19
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cold Snap
"Still riding. Just have to remember to slow down at slippery spots. I almost wiped out this morning making what normally would be a routine U-turn.   Getting by with the old beard/scarf combo instead of a balaclava/facemask, which…"
Dec 28, 2017
Maurice replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"To the 3 Divvy shitheads I met on my commute yesterday:   1. You were stopped at a red light in the middle of the Dearborn lanes and also in the middle of the crosswalk for some reason. I pulled up to the stop line all the way to…"
Dec 7, 2017
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
""Last night, I tried to educate a guy parked in the protected lane on Des Plaines. He responded that it was okay for him to park there because his hazard lights were on." Same spot, different guy tonight. Parked in the bike lane next to a…"
Dec 5, 2017
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
Dec 4, 2017
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"On the other side of the fence?"
Dec 1, 2017
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Old adages are frequently nonsense. It's clear that these people will only stop their selfish behavior if there are negative consequences to their actions. The present zero-consequence environment has only normalized and encouraged the…"
Nov 30, 2017
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"This thread has a lot of recent posts about cars parked in "protected" lanes. Wasn't that supposed to wane over time because of education or something? The only education was drivers learning that the city doesn't care…"
Nov 30, 2017
Maurice replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I probably would've mustered my most patronizing tone to say: "That's right. You're BEHIND me at this red light. Very observant!""
Nov 29, 2017
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"The problem with Clinton is that the crew routinely takes over the pedestrian portion as well, resulting in pedestrians in the temporary bike lane. Sometimes people walk in the bike lane anyway, despite multiple signs saying "bikes only."…"
Nov 22, 2017
Maurice replied to David Barish's discussion Stop light arrhythmia
"The city changed the timing of some "don't walk" signs a while back, seemingly at random. It has come up in previous threads, including my speculation that it may have contributed to the car / cyclist collision at…"
Nov 22, 2017
Maurice replied to Bill Seliger's discussion Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
"This. ^   If you insist on taking the LFP, 18th is chill compared to Archer, though you still have to watch out for shitty drivers in certain specific spots, such as the Dan Ryan intersection."
Nov 13, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chicago's Bike Friendly Neighborhoods
"Bridgeport: Easy to get around the neighborhood by using side streets, several of which are blocked to through traffic but passable by bike. Easy to get downtown, the lakefront, and other neighborhoods by using bike lanes. Two easy river…"
Nov 6, 2017
Maurice replied to Gene Tenner's discussion How Chicago cab drivers were relieved of liability for dooring crashes
"There's just total disregard for law and safety. Yesterday, a cab pulled in front of me, blocking the entire PBL except for about 2 feet on the right. I thought better of trying to squeeze through on that side, assuming that some…"
Nov 1, 2017

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

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