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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.

 

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Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Two USPS vehicles were blocking the mouth of the Washington "protected" lane at Wacker this morning.   They did that all of the time when it first opened but must've gotten some sort of message and stopped doing it for…"
Wednesday
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion Construction 2017... Oh My!
"The Dearborn lane was closed between I wanna say Jackson & Van Buren as recently as last Sunday.   Harrison to Polk was closed too, but I won't count that because the Printers Row Lit Fair is much older than the lane. …"
Monday
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion Construction 2017... Oh My!
"Along the same lines, wrt the downtown "protected" lanes . . . Dearborn - Construction left an extremely uneven surface, particularly around sewer lids. Entire blocks routinely are closed for construction purposes with no…"
Jun 18
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion Construction 2017... Oh My!
"Harrison -  I reported elsewhere that the brand new, freshly resurfaced bike lane already has been torn to shreds and filled with construction debris (eastbound between Morgan & Halsted).   Wabash - For as long as I can remember,…"
Jun 18
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Team needs to be bigger.  Where do I sign up?  I'll single-handedly balance the city's budget by the end of summer.   This morning, I passed no fewer than a dozen vehicles parked in the bike lane, often right next to legal…"
Jun 16
Maurice replied to Samuel Diaz's discussion Places to shower near the Daley Center
"For a fee.  It's a Lifestart chain gym.   I was a member for a couple of years, even though I don't work in that building."
Jun 15
Maurice replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Drivers are crazy.
""[A] third man got into the Toyota and tried to drive off with it. The driver tried to stop the thief. In the process he was hit by his own truck." Instant karma.   It's a shame about the person in the wheelchair, tho."
Jun 15
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"About two weeks ago, the city repaved Harrison past UIC and gave it a road diet featuring freshly painted bike lanes as far as the eye can see. They've already torn the shit out of it so that (I'm guessing) UIC can do some utility…"
Jun 15
Maurice replied to Samuel Diaz's discussion Places to shower near the Daley Center
"The private office building north of Daley Ctr (161 N. Clark) has a small gym with showers in the basement."
Jun 14
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Just noticed this morning that the city recently repainted the Washington lane.   Didn't stop a delivery truck from completely blocking the start of the "protected" portion of the lane at Wacker, tho. "
Jun 9
Maurice replied to OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns's discussion A couple of really ignorant questions to which I probably should know the answers, but nope.
"I wear a jersey for my commute because pockets, and I almost never ride on trails. Does that make me better or worse than Fred and Lance?"
Jun 7
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"I bike through Bridgeport almost every day.  Wallace would be my last option.  It's by far the most dangerous street in the neighborhood.  It was designed with stop signs every block to encourage a slow pace past the many…"
Jun 1
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion Map of Downtown Bike Lanes, Divvy Stations, etc. - Is This Accurate?
"Starting last week or so, those buffered lanes extend west of Halsted past UIC!   Not that it matters much.  Eastbound Harrison has to be the most often parked-in bike lane in the city."
May 25
Maurice replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion No East/West Bike Lanes in the Loop?
"Watch out for right turning cars and pedestrians in the lane as you cross Canal.   They almost certainly will not be watching out for you."
May 23
Maurice replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion No East/West Bike Lanes in the Loop?
"There used to be a bike lane on Canal, but they removed it when they installed the 2-way "protected" lane on Clinton. I still ride Canal almost every day, using the bus lanes as a massive bike lane.  Turning cars are an issue,…"
May 23
Maurice replied to Ernesto Martinez-Ordaz's discussion Music... headphones or bluetooth speaker?
"It could.  Remember that judges and jurors probably are not cyclists and will be all too willing to blame you for causing a crash.   I would never cover my ears while cycling for the same reason that I wouldn't cover my eyes, but I…"
May 23

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

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