"Yeah, exactly. My first thought was that Randolph is fairly far from Adams, but if the destination is Ogilvie, you are barely going out of your way by taking Randolph.
That being said - east/west travel downtown still needs a lot of…"
"It is great news, but I don't think the residents of any particular neighborhood or ward should be able to decide where the city puts bike lanes. I don't have much faith that the residents of any of the areas where we don't already…"
"McKinley Park - my commute takes at least 30 minutes on a non-DIVVY with a tail-wind and a lot of luck with traffic lights and traffic. Commuting on a DIVVY to the loop is not an option from here without doing the swap thing, which I've done…"
"Here are some examples 35th and Archer:
and Paulina and Archer:
There are numerous sites between Western and Canal where the curb-ramps have been filled in, but lots of them have not yet. I have not been able to perceive a pattern..."
"Isn't the left ear the one that should hear more traffic noise?
I used to do the one earphone thing - but only to listen to news and such on NPR, but I've gotten out of the habit as I would occasionally find myself losing focus on traffic…"
"Yeah, I have less than ten bikes... three working and one project to be exact, but I'd totally get a DIVVY membership if I could get anywhere I need to go in 30 minutes or less. I really love the idea of DIVVY, but they system is not presently…"
"Right! Chicago may be a grid, but if you'll look at a map you'll see a giant swath of canals, highways, intermodal (rail) yards and rail lines preventing riders from using the grid to avoid riding on Archer. Unless one wants to take other…"
"re the side question: I doubt it was planned work. The traffic lights were out for the morning commute on Monday. If it was planned I'm guessing there would have been at least some attempts to accommodate the problem. As of yesterday, at least…"
"I'm pretty sure it isn't about the attire but about the bike. DIVVYs are heavy and badly geared and when you combine those things with a ridership that seems to have less experience, the result is a stereotype that a rider on a DIVVY will…"
"I think order though, is "almost useless, useless, and completely useless."
Practically speaking, the ability to lock up a wheel with a brake is a good indicator that the brake is in good working order. But an actual skid…"
"150 N Michigan has a small bike room, which, I'm told fills to capacity (12 or 15 or so?) in "the season" but so far this year I've never seen more than six or seven bikes in it, and really could be there be more perfect riding…"
"I pinged CDOT again this week and got a response. It sounds a lot like the response from March of 2016, but perhaps this time it is true?
sorry for the slow response - but I believe the lanes have faded - shld be restriped by a federally funded…"
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.