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Michelle Stenzel
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Nice work, Chainlinkers! Now take Survey #2, please.

I believe many of you took the time to give your suggestions on the first survey that was put forth by the Cook County Long Range Transportation Plan people, and it sounds like they're listening:…Continue

Tags: advocacy, survey

Started Nov 19, 2014

Add your bike wisdom to the Chicago map in 10 words or fewer!
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The New York Times is showing up our local papers by providing maps of cities across the country and inviting people to add markers with brief words of advice for other people riding their bikes. I…Continue

Tags: routes, maps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Hochstadter Jun 21, 2013.

Wicker Park Committee votes against protected lanes on Milwaukee
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DNA Info article says that Wicker Park…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Apr 19, 2013.

Questions for the next Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council meeting?
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Hello Chainlinkers, The next MBAC meeting is Wednesday June 12. 2013 (3:00 pm, City Hall, Rm 1103 - public invited!).  I'm one of three community representatives on the council and have a chance to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michelle Stenzel May 31, 2013.

 

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Michelle Stenzel replied to Thunder Snow's discussion Is European Style Cycling Too Slow for America?
"Yes. I may already be that person "holding up" everyone else. I already experience small bike-traffic "jams" on Wells, Kinzie and Dearborn, and love them because they prove there are lots of people out there riding…"
Oct 15, 2015
Michelle Stenzel replied to Active Transportation Alliance's discussion Chicago’s low-stress bike network begins to takes shape
"Southsiders have the pretty wonderful route of Dearborn to Harrison to Wabash to go south from the Loop, but I get your point. There still aren't good routes for southwestsiders or westsiders, for sure. My bigger point is just that although…"
Oct 2, 2015
Michelle Stenzel replied to Active Transportation Alliance's discussion Chicago’s low-stress bike network begins to takes shape
"I've been repeating this mantra whenever and wherever I can for years. A decent route into the Loop from Lakeview/Lincoln Park/Old Town via Wells/Kinzie/Dearborn is only half of what is needed. Since Wells is one-way southbound only,…"
Oct 1, 2015
Michelle Stenzel replied to Aaron Bussey's discussion United States penchant for bike helmets
"The author of Copenhagenize website."
Sep 5, 2015
Michelle Stenzel replied to Aaron Bussey's discussion United States penchant for bike helmets
"I don't think it's completely accurate that the rest of the world's bicyclists don't generally wear helmets. The photos posted on sites like Copenhagenize are misleading because the author's militant anti-helmet stance leads…"
Sep 5, 2015
Michelle Stenzel replied to Andrew St. Paul's discussion Daily Ridership: Quantifiable Data Analysis- Estimated total number of people riding a bike per day in Chicagoland?
"Active Transportation Alliance commissioned a study last year that resulted in an estimate of 125,000 daily trips by bicycle for transportation purposes alone, not even counting recreational. Here's the Streetsblog article on it, with links to…"
Jul 8, 2015
Michelle Stenzel replied to Jeremy's discussion 43rd ward bike stings
"FYI that Michele Smith's staff has advised via Twitter that the next of the 10 planned enforcement events will be on Monday, June 22nd from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Halsted and Diversey. I've asked to get the full schedule of the next 8…"
Jun 19, 2015
Michelle Stenzel replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I rode a Divvy bike to work today for the first time in about five weeks. I take a lot of December off from bike commuting due to darkness and holiday-crazed drivers in the Loop/River North, and January had been too icy/sloppy so far. But today was…"
Jan 19, 2015
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Nice work, Chainlinkers! Now take Survey #2, please.

I believe many of you took the time to give your suggestions on the first survey that was put forth by the Cook County Long Range Transportation Plan people, and it sounds like they're listening: "Respondents indicated they want to move beyond planning primarily for the automobile and explore opportunities to reduce congestion and enhance public transportation and bicycling." Yes!!Now it's time to take Survey…See More
Nov 19, 2014
Michelle Stenzel replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 9 Things Drivers Need to Stop Saying in the Bikes vs. Cars Debate
"I'm always glad to see a well-reasoned piece like this in a mainstream media outlet with a huge readership, both in print and on line. However, as always, don't read the comments section."
Nov 13, 2014
Michelle Stenzel replied to Michael B's discussion LFP Damaged in yesterday's storm
"As of this morning (Wednesday 11/5), the sand between Fullerton and North was all plowed away, and it was fine to ride again. There were workers already putting down new asphalt between Goethe and Division, along the Gold Coast, and a worker told me…"
Nov 5, 2014
Michelle Stenzel replied to Sachin Kashyap's discussion Hello Chainlink!
"I took the survey but FYI that I wouldn't have much use for this service because both bike shops that I use to service my family's bikes are within a block or two of a Divvy station, which I then take to ride home."
Oct 29, 2014
Michelle Stenzel replied to yaj 7.4's discussion Governors Highway Safety Association article re: bike deaths nationwide
"The GHSA report was irksome in a number of ways, most of all that they apparently couldn't be bothered to examine rates instead of numbers, not even making any basic correlation between a state's population and the number of…"
Oct 28, 2014
Michelle Stenzel replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion Kid Freedom
"Kids in Chicago can still often walk to school, now more than ever, with the growth of very strong public elementary schools in the last 10 years. It's often a matter of the parents' priorities: What is the value of my being able to…"
Oct 28, 2014
Michelle Stenzel replied to Maurice's discussion Particularly dangerous bike lanes
"I think the hands down scariest bike lane segment that I (used to) take regularly is Madison Street crossing State Street, where the "floating" lane jogs to the left, exactly where CTA buses cross in order to enter the Bus Only lane.…"
Sep 29, 2014
Michelle Stenzel replied to Maurice's discussion Particularly dangerous bike lanes
"FYI I complained about the people parking in the new protected bike lane on Upper Randolph last week to Alderman Reilly via Twitter and he said there will be enforcement via ticketing this week. That is great to hear; however, actual curbs…"
Sep 29, 2014

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Tandem, Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
I mostly ride a Linus mixte.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://bikewalklincolnpark.com

Bike Walk Lincoln Park

I'm the co-chair of a new neighborhood group looking to improve biking and walking in the 43rd ward.

 

Our blog is bikewalklincolnpark.com

 

 

 

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At 4:47pm on February 8, 2014, Eric R said…
Hi, I saw on Twitter the lovely water color you painted of the Divvy station. Curious question, do you know any watercolor artists who can be hired to paint a photograph?

Thanks,
Eric
Roach.Eric.T at gmail.com
At 3:14pm on October 12, 2013, Loan L. said…

Thanks for the friending me, and for all the work you're doing improving the city's bike friendliness!

 
 
 

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