"To the young woman riding east on Polk Street on a black and yellow 'cross bike:
If you're going to ride in the drops, you should consider wearing underpants. The visualization of the intergluteal sulcus is always a touchy issue, best…"
"Nothing to report about bad behavior by car drivers recently... but, like the weather in Chicago, all that's necessary is to wait. ;-)
However, lots of cyclists not acting like traffic:
-the guy who blew past me on my left today without a sound…"
"Priceless! And an officer there when it mattered.
Reminds me of when I was a new driver (1967) in a stick-shift VW bus stopped at a light waiting to turn left. In my rear-view mirror I could see an impatient driver and behind him a squad car(!). As…"
I'd totally ride that lane if it were plowed that well. ;-)
Here's the "protected" lane on Jackson near Crane High... note the condition of the street vs the bike lane.
I rest my case. FWIW, I sent this image to…"
"Jackson Blvd was not plowed from Loomis to Halsted... and it's not even "protected". A couple sections of "protected" lanes (Jackson further west, and Lake Street, IIRC) I crossed were not plowed either.
"Will they be plowed in winter? Based on recent past experience with "buffered" and (post-)protected bike lanes, the answer will be "no". Then the bikes will be out in traffic in a reduced lane width.
"Weapons-grade Denial is in evidence here. The driver was out of the lane, and if he *really* didn't see the cyclist, there is something wrong with his visual system. I suspect this was intentional.
Not to reduce the outrage at this incompetent…"