"I don't know. I didn't have anyone honk at me, but I didn't exactly feel the love either. Some clown in a BMW sports car was using the bike lane on Taylor (east of the expressway) as his personal right turn lane... I mean he was…"
Well, this was the bike lane (left) side. I have come to be accustomed to the left-side position, though it's a bit awkward with the left-side rear-view mirror.
I continue across Halsted on the left, in the middle of the lane.…"
"I was riding east on the Jackson bike lane this evening. A block or so west of Halstead a person was standing at the entrance to the crosswalk. I stopped. The person was talking on a cell phone and ignored me. Just as I gave up and started across…"
"Hahaha... I do that too. It's called "getting in the last word", and I like to think it keeps a motorist from thinking he won the argument. (Am I being too hostile? ^_^ )
The space requirement was a little bit of an issue as my bike…"
"Mike (and others),
Have you considered an air horn (EXAMPLE)? I have one of these; it's louder than sh!t and has come in very handy on several occasions. Good examples are cars starting to turn right, crossing my path, and merging into my lane…"
"I see this all the time. Even police cars do it. However, according to the police training videos, a car temporarily double-parked on a street with a bike lane is not supposed to be in the actual lane. What's more, a passenger opening the…"
"To the six UNIFORMED Chicago Police officers riding West in the bike lane on Jackson Blvd by the Chicago Police Education and Training Academy yesterday at about 5:35 PM:
First, thanks for not tazing, beating or arresting me for saying "Wrong…"
"I'm afraid my experience is more in line with Wuffie's. I'd estimate the prevalence of cyclists following (even *approximately* following) the rules and exhibiting courtesy for other road users to be 10% or less. I wish I could say…"
"To the young bare-legged (brrrr...) woman on a Divvy riding North on Loomis and then East on Jackson: It was refreshing to see another cyclist stopping for signs and lights, and giving cars their right-of-way, as appropriate. I wish there were more…"
"I'm not familiar with the METRA Electric line, but I assume their bike policy is the same as the diesel lines. One possible solution is to take a folding bike: as long as it's in a bag, it's not a bike... it's…"
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