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Trib: Drivers Texting at Stoplights Accident Waiting to Happen
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Always drives me nuts when I see drivers on smartphones.  Even at stoplights.  Glad to see the dangers discussed in the …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-8 mi. Nov 16, 2013.

A mother engrossed in her phone...
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...with her infant baby in the back seat was stopped at a red light on Halsted this morning.    I spotted her as I slowly rode up to red light at Monroe.  I shared with her the universal mime for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thedutchtouch Sep 19, 2013.

Why would I stop for a mother pushing a stroller in a zebra-striped crosswalk?
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When I can just swerve instead?That's what a middle-aged white man driving a gray Volkswagen Passat station wagon asked himself this morning as he drove north on Lincoln Avenue between Sheffield and…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor Aug 21, 2013.

Accident on Lincoln Ave
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Riding to work around 4 this afternoon, heading south on the 3100 block of Lincoln, I saw an ambulance and fire truck on the northbound side.  As I slowly rode by, I saw paramedics put a stretcher…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Herstein May 16, 2013.

 

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PFEggs replied to Caiken's discussion Tire sourcing for a Terry? - 24 1 1/14? Any leads?
"Just went through this for my wife's bike -- an '80's Miyata with the small front wheel.  Ordered from Upgrade Cycle on Chicago, just west of Milwaukee.  Just took a day to get it.  Got a nice Panasonic Panaracer 24 x 1…"
May 7
PFEggs replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
" A pedestrian walking between parked cars is not an example of 'others who are obeying the rules.'  Pretty sure that's jaywalking. "
Mar 17
PFEggs replied to Richard tencats's discussion Chicago Cop Who Allegedly Struck Cyclist and Fled Is Acquitted of Felonies
"Would be nice to see 'allegedly' taken off the headline of the post -- the scumbag did hit the cyclist and was found guilty for leaving the scene.  And it would be great to see a civil trial; not sure justice was done in the criminal…"
Mar 13
PFEggs replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Heading west on 18th this morning a white SUV sideswiped me at a red light at the 18th/Blue Island/Loomis intersection.  I was going slow, so it was just a scrape, but totally avoidable if the driver had seen me.  It did force me off the…"
Dec 5, 2013
PFEggs replied to Jose Fonseca's discussion How would you have handled this situation?
"Not sure I would have passed on the left, but if I were going your pace -- which I sometimes do -- I probably would have.  I also probably would have not have handled the situation as well as you did.  Your calmness and technique is an…"
Dec 5, 2013
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to PFEggs's discussion Trib: Drivers Texting at Stoplights Accident Waiting to Happen
"I look forward to the Autonomous car."
Nov 16, 2013
Jeff Schneider replied to PFEggs's discussion Trib: Drivers Texting at Stoplights Accident Waiting to Happen
"I often see drivers move a few feet before they look up from the phone.  I'm always on the lookout for this when I ride past cars exiting parking lots."
Nov 16, 2013
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Trib: Drivers Texting at Stoplights Accident Waiting to Happen

Always drives me nuts when I see drivers on smartphones.  Even at stoplights.  Glad to see the dangers discussed in the Chicago Tribune.  ---By Jon Hilkevitch and Lauren Zumbach, Chicago Tribune reportersThe light had turned green, but the driver preparing to turn left from Dearborn Street onto Upper Wacker Drive on…See More
Nov 15, 2013
PFEggs replied to Dana's discussion So, besides obsessively reading chainlink...
"Video journalist and rock climbing instructor.  And someone that wants to check out the mermaid tail biz. And help out with the Bourne Identity Divvy promo."
Nov 13, 2013
PFEggs replied to Moc Artsy's discussion Is It OK To Kill Cyclists? (NY Times)
" Thanks for posting.  Great insights. "
Nov 11, 2013
PFEggs replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Generous of you to take full responsibility for all the cars in the bike lane.  That stretch of Halsted south of Grand to Chicago is always an adventure of stopped cars in the bike lane.  If I could choose a street to get a protected bike…"
Oct 30, 2013
PFEggs replied to pat 5.5mi's discussion Watch out for Divvy Trucks
"I think those Divvy vans should have dashboard cameras running to record all the idiocy that happens on Chicago streets.  The footage of bikers, drivers and pedestrians all making mistakes on the road could be a good teaching tool.  And…"
Oct 11, 2013
PFEggs replied to Bill Savage's discussion "That bicyclist is correct, sir" said the cop to the driver
"That intersection could definitely use a stop sign or a light.  Heading east/west on Hubbard and crossing Ashland is always an adventure.  "
Sep 27, 2013
Thedutchtouch replied to PFEggs's discussion A mother engrossed in her phone...
"All you accomplished was giving a driver a reason to dislike cyclists. She was stopped at a red light, yes she was breaking a traffic law, but not at all affecting you or your life, and you harassed her unnecessarily."
Sep 19, 2013
Drewbacca replied to PFEggs's discussion A mother engrossed in her phone...
"Yes, a thumbs-up! Personally, I liked it. Two thumbs up to the OP! "
Sep 19, 2013
Adam Herstein replied to PFEggs's discussion A mother engrossed in her phone...
"OP: "
Sep 19, 2013

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Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town

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