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Newschatter: Chicago Alderman to Propose Licensing Bicycles 10-18-17
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlie Short 11.5 4 hours ago.

Are these bike lane signals confusing and hazardous?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Maurice 10 hours ago.

Cyclist punched in face by motorist in NC - Recent Video
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https://ashevilleonbikes.com/asheville-cyclist-punched-face-motoristA recent motorist vs. cyclist conflict with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-8 mi. Oct 9.

 

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Charlie Short 11.5 replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Newschatter: Chicago Alderman to Propose Licensing Bicycles 10-18-17
"Yeah and it would cost 1.5 million to administer on a good day and it will never be a good day. Its unenforceable."
4 hours ago
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Newschatter: Chicago Alderman to Propose Licensing Bicycles 10-18-17
8 hours ago
Maurice replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Are these bike lane signals confusing and hazardous?
"Forgot to mention that: - When I got to the portion of the "protected" bike lane next to the closed sidewalk, there were 2 officers walking side by side down the middle of the bike lane, blocking it completely. - After I turned, I promptly…"
10 hours ago
mike w. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Newschatter: Chicago Alderman to Propose Licensing Bicycles 10-18-17
"Unenforceable"
10 hours ago
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Newschatter: Chicago Alderman to Propose Licensing Bicycles 10-18-17
"Sounds like the Alderman is part of this group :P"
10 hours ago
Cheryl replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Are these bike lane signals confusing and hazardous?
"Which not only fails to enforce the rules, but gives the impression that these behaviors are condoned. SMH."
11 hours ago
Maurice replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Are these bike lane signals confusing and hazardous?
"This morning, I followed a bunch of bike cops down Washington. When I first saw them, they were riding past a truck unloading in the bike lane (right around the corner from a loading dock) and didn't say anything to the driver. At Wells, 2…"
12 hours ago
Argonne69 replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Newschatter: Chicago Alderman to Propose Licensing Bicycles 10-18-17
"I pay $137 for my SUV that weighs in at 4600 lbs. That's 3 cents per pound. Does that mean that the sticker fee for a bike will be less than $1.00? Count me in."
13 hours ago
Jacob Wilson replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Newschatter: Chicago Alderman to Propose Licensing Bicycles 10-18-17
"At this point I would be more than willing to pay a small fee (maybe relative to weight/size of vehicle) just to end the stupid "'bikers' don't pay their share for the roads" red herring. In reality this has no chance and…"
14 hours ago
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Bike Lane Battle in Minneapolis
15 hours ago
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Newschatter: Chicago Alderman to Propose Licensing Bicycles 10-18-17

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-budget-tax-ideas-1017-story.htmlNewschatter: Chicago local news sources are revealing that an unnamed Alderman will recommend a proposal to license bicycles at tomorrow's budget address meeting."The proposed licensing would bring in $3.5 to $7 million with a one-time registration fee of $5 or $10 from the city's estimated 705,000 bicycles."See More
15 hours ago
V W replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Are these bike lane signals confusing and hazardous?
"It would be nice to see some enforcement. I have yet to see one person blowing through the red light at a no turn on red sign get pulled over. I'll have the green light for the bike lane and they will be rolling right on through, I'll…"
yesterday
Tom A.K. replied to Hasnat Swaleheen's discussion Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
"Your first step in building confidence to ride in traffic would be to try to ease into street riding during the lower congested hours. Try starting off on a early Sunday morning when it's quiet and then slowly progress into busier traffic as…"
yesterday
Mark replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Are these bike lane signals confusing and hazardous?
"This is a good distinction, but I think many drivers give more heed to left turn arrows than right turn arrows.  I think this will always be an issue even over time in trying to control cars making right turns.  Given the longstanding…"
yesterday
Argonne69 replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Are these bike lane signals confusing and hazardous?
"A crossing gates that comes down in front of the left lane traffic could do the trick."
yesterday
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Bike Lane Battle in Minneapolis
"https://us.eventbu.com/minneapolis/minneapolis-bike-lane-protests/6614655 It seems like their bike lane protest on Saturday fizzled out."
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Are these bike lane signals confusing and hazardous?

https://chicagobikereport.com/2017/10/12/chicagos-bike-lane-signals-are-bad-and-someone-is-going-to-get-hurt/This blog claims that the signals on the corner of Washington and Clark are confusing to all users of the road and that it is likely that a cyclist may end up getting injured here soon.Do you feel that these signals are difficult to decipher and hazardous for cyclists?See More
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Cyclist punched in face by motorist in NC - Recent Video

https://ashevilleonbikes.com/asheville-cyclist-punched-face-motoristA recent motorist vs. cyclist conflict with video.(0:59)An Asheville, N.C. cyclist was punched in the face by a motorist on 9-27-17.The cyclist had the right to use the full lane.He suffered a bloody nose, a busted lip and tooth pain.The driver, Claude Donald Watson was charged with assault on 9-29-17.The only words spoken by the driver in this incident was, "Get off the f#*$%@☆ road!"One of the comments in the section after this story gave some wise advice. A cyclist said, "If a driver ever comes out of the vehicle at me, I'm off the bike and ready . . ."See More
Oct 6
Tom A.K. replied to Charles Hansen's discussion Mirror for Divvy ?
"https://www.bobbysbikehike.com/rentals/ $34/day Bike Rental - Comfort/Hybrid. They might even have a mirror or may permit you to put yours on the rental bike."
Oct 5
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Different Cities, Different Rules?
"http://www.npr.org/2016/10/16/496865680/6-things-you-need-to-know-about-cycling-on-the-sidewalk When I was in D.C. the sidewalks there for the most part were wider and roomier than here in Chicago. And sidewalk riding is not permitted in the…"
Oct 4

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid, Cruiser
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
To be part of the cycling community and affect positive change.
Did a friend invite you? If yes, add their name here.
Julie Hochstadter, and I also have to add before I go, Elizabeth Adamczyk and h' Howard .
About me:
I'm just a 'normal' person who has loved bicycling all my life. I am a 'creative', a person with an intense love of all things positive. I also have a sense of humor.
My first bike:
Sears 20" (RIP)recycled

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At 12:14am on July 28, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
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At 5:47pm on October 31, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
10/31/12 R.I.P. Cyclist Leanid Belabarody '53' "You are not forgotten". Honoring the memory of the little known cyclist death on Halloween in 2012. Leanid was right hooked by a truck from Indiana at the N.E. corner of Augusta and Ashland at ~10am. He was perhaps returning from a shopping trip in the triangle area. This cyclists' death has been quietly remembered. His memory needs only to be honored by all, riding safely. Thank you. +
At 12:11am on September 23, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
Rest in peace + , Keith Latz, 57, family friend, passed away suddenly, while cycling.
At 4:23pm on June 28, 2016, Anna Affias said…

the pleasure is all mine! 

At 6:49pm on January 31, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
Our Chains DO Set Us Free! Power To All In Our Community!
At 10:59pm on December 22, 2015, Tom A.K. said…
A place to share ideas, interests, experiences, advice, new items, etc. In my time here, I always tried my best to share them here. . . .
At 2:57am on November 24, 2015, Tom A.K. said…
At 12:32am on August 7, 2015, Tom A.K. said…
https://youtu.be/QMQThEMjOG0

We can stay here and get the shit kicked out of us, or, we can fight our way back, into the light, we can climb out of HELL, one inch at a time.

Because limits, like fear, are often just an illusion.
 
 
 

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