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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 "Defensive Architecture"
"If you're asking whether I personally know that homeless people used to sleep under the Randolph viaduct, the answer is yes, I know that they did."
17 hours ago
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"Been there, done that."
yesterday
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion How Can We Share Our Viewpoints And Win Others Over?
"I didn't see the FB exchange, so no comment on that.  I too hoped that cops on bikes would be useful allies, but that hasn't been my experience. They usually ignore cars parked in bike lanes and salmon with abandon. They're…"
yesterday
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion "Defensive Architecture"
"The one on Randolph is a disaster, because it's usually blocked by pedestrians headed to the train and right-turning vehicles. A lot of cyclists just take the lane at this point to avoid the hassle.   How sad to learn that the disaster…"
yesterday
Maurice replied to Renee Patten's discussion Why is no one saying "to your left" anymore on LST? Can we all start that again? Thanks!
"I haven't used off-road paths in a couple of years, but IME back then, saying "on your left" created a 50% chance that the person being passed would look to their left and drift into my path.    For on-road paths,…"
Aug 3
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"That's the station where a male firefighter got into a fight with a female cyclist."
Aug 3
Maurice replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion Coffee On Your Commute?
"I don't get my fix until after I arrive at work. I'd consider one of those handle bar drink holders to take sips at red lights. However, when I think about how many times I've needed to swerve unexpectedly, carrying a cup…"
Aug 3
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"They're just upset that they can't do a track stand."
Aug 1
Maurice replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Driver Injures Cyclist in Crash 7-18-17
"I timed it yesterday at about 4pm. The "don't walk" signal stops blinking. 8 seconds later, the light turns yellow. 2 more seconds before it turns red. That's a really long delay."
Jul 29
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I was reminded this morning why I had stopped taking the State and Wabash lanes. Multiple stopped vehicles blocking the lanes all along this route, including not one but two semis parked across the "protected" lane while unloading food and…"
Jul 28
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"The last couple of times I rode the Washington "protected" lane, I almost ran into joggers who were salmoning up the lane. The previous week, it was wheelchairs. The curbs make it impossible to pass them with any reasonable gap."
Jul 24
Maurice replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Driver Injures Cyclist in Crash 7-18-17
"I'm surprised to learn that it happened at 5:30. I rode past there some time after 7:30, and police were still on the scene. Wishing a speedy recovery for the cyclist."
Jul 19
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I shared that on their Yelp page."
Jul 14
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"Putting this here because it's the most recent, somewhat relevant thread. My 5-mile ride in to work was insane this morning.  Is there something about Fridays that makes people completely lose their minds and engage in dangerous…"
Jul 14
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Incidentally, the alderpeople definitely have the power to put an end to this if they were so inclined. To illustrate: Neighbors have complained since at least 2015 of limo and taxi drivers stopping on the side of the entrance ramp to beckon…"
Jul 10
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Desplaines "protected" lane: http://i.imgur.com/HJ6K2gm.jpg"
Jul 10

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

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