"Speaking of IDOT they are doing a listening tour now - so consider signing up to get on the waiting list (I guess the sessions are at capacity) - more info in this Streetsblog Chicago article IDOT Has Added Two More Chicago Stops to Their Listening…"
"Thanks for the link Anne, but per that article the problem with IDOT is (was?) with protected bike lanes, not bike lanes in general. Also, the section under IDOT jurisdiction (State to Loomis) already has lanes on most of it. (The western terminus…"
"Archer has bike lanes between its origin at State Street, and Throop. But even in that limited stretch there are some sections which have been compromised such as for metered parking on the south side near Halsted, for a 15 min parking strip…"
"Also, PLEASE don't include links to Craigslist ads unless you are going to also duplicate the information in your post. A month (or whatever) goes by and the ad is long gone, but the post still (obviously) has historical interest. Now it has…"
"Do you consider an angle grinder a saw? If not, then the answer is definitely yes.
Local transportation hero Steve Vance did a survey of locks a year or two ago and roughly drew the line for Kryptonite locks via the colors. The locks with orange or…"
"i agree with your general drift and think that we'll all have a happier experience on the streets if we don't get all bent out of shape by the occasional obstruction. But I most definitely do not want to be treated like other vehicles.…"
"seriously. I whine pretty much incessantly about how much better off riders have it on the north side. I mean, it is true that the south and especially the southwest sides are quite neglected compared to the north side - but yikes! I rode that…"
"Don't feel bad. I have the same problem sometimes here. I don't have the problem anywhere else so my hunch is that it a problem with the software that runs this site, ning. Ning is super atrocious and has the worst forum functionality…"
That is appropriate as it is National Trails Day. It is also the same day as the Ribbon-Cutting celebration for the Cal Sag Trail. Welcome to summer in Chicago - the time when we are swamped with overlapping choices for…"
"me? well, personally I ride my own bike pretty much everywhere, so no, not really. But my wife is more inclined to not ride in the rain or snow, and she has a DIVVY membership so she will probably use it occasionally. Think a rainy morning…"
"Agreed upon by whom? The planned development process clearly failed here if it really is supposed to do this:
The Planned Development (PD) zoning designation is required for certain projects to ensure adequate public review, encourage unified…"
Thanks for your interest, Tony, and your offer. When I get info on how to set up a presentation (Paul, I guess), i'll be happy to have your help. You are my friend, too once I figure out how to do that. Peg
Oh, very cool, thanks for the link. Ive heard mythical folklore about 'the guy who designed the Paramount' from Chicago but did not realize the shop was still in business. I will definitely have to drop in. So is your bike a Schwinn then? I am a bit disappointed its not Nasty's Cycles but the real story is very good in its own right.