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  • Chicago, IL
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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 Caroline Szujewski's discussion afe Bike Route Suggestions from The Loop to Maywood (Oak Park)
"blocking the bike lane near the main post office   All day, every weekday, even though there are lots of legal spaces and a free parking lot. The city could make a fortune if it ever tried to write tickets at these predictable locations."
Wednesday
Maurice replied to V W's discussion Wrong way cyclists- an observation
"To me the scariest thing is encountering a salmon rider when i'm driving.   Came across one of these last night.  Middle aged dude on a MTB salmoning his way up the Lower Wacker service road at night with no lights. If…"
May 16
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"Drexel"
May 15
Maurice replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion Driver gets 3 years in jail for intentionally running over cyclist - I feel like I'm missing something.
"Virtually all judges, prosecutors, and police officers are drivers. Only a small percentage of them are cyclists. And it's not just cases involving cyclists. A few months back, a driver killed a postal worker who was walking down the sidewalk.…"
May 10
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Maurice's discussion North branch framework includes proposed 606 extension, riverfront path, etc.
"My vote is for the direct tunnel :) Then the lakefront possibilities start to come next. "
May 10
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"There's a specific request type for that: 311 --> Bicycle Program --> Construction Blocking Bike Lane"
May 10
Michael B replied to Maurice's discussion North branch framework includes proposed 606 extension, riverfront path, etc.
"It's going to be interesting to see which design gets picked. The 2 bridge proposals could be really beautiful with the long sweeping ramp ups. My preference would be the more direct tunnel. The cheapest, of course is the street level crossing…"
May 10
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May 9
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I counted 8 cars parked (not just stopped but parked with no occupants) in the bike lane during my commute in this morning, including a car parked directly in the middle of the Clinton two-direction "protected" lane."
May 8
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
May 4
Maurice replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion Sometimes I get tired of people shoaling when I ride the Divvy
"I agee that it's the bike, not the rider. No way you're going to keep pace with a regular commuter on a road bike when the light turns green. My policy is that I never shoal but, whenever I'm behind a Divvy, I regret that policy."
May 2
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Old one: The Harolds Chicken food truck is still selling chicken in the "protected" bike lane in front of Northern Trust on Canal. It's there at least once/week. I've reported it to 311 several times.   New one: Some guy is…"
May 2
Maurice replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Interesting technology to crack down on distracted driving
"Unconstitutional to do this without a warrant."
May 1
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."
Apr 25
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…"
Apr 25
Maurice replied to Heather S's discussion Best bike friendly buildings in the Loop?
"203 N LaSalle"
Apr 22

Profile Information

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

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