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Popularity of bikes on Metra Electric line? (Flossmoor Station to Millennium Station)
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On Sunday I'm planning to ride with a number of people to 3 Floyds brewery in Munster.  The plan is to return on the Metra Electric from Flossmoor to downtown.  However, I see that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Albert Tuskenis on Sunday.

Cyclist struck, killed by CTA Brown Line train on North Side
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Sad, sad news.A 31-year-old cyclist was struck and killed by a Brown Line…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-8 mi. Jun 27.

Ryne Sanhamel reckless homicide hearing today
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The drunk driver that crashed into and killed Bobby Cann, Ryne Sanhamel, was scheduled to appear in court this morning at 26th and California.  I recall that CPD was seeking "court advocates" to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Active Transportation Alliance Jul 22, 2013.

Jackson bike lanes painted near Ashland
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Bike lanes were finally painted this morning on Jackson between Ogden and Ashland.  They're not 100% complete yet.  Looks like they've painted new lane markings between Ashland and Loomis but no bike…Continue

Tags: lanes, bike, jackson

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason W Dec 14, 2012.

 

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Albert Tuskenis replied to morebanjo's discussion Popularity of bikes on Metra Electric line? (Flossmoor Station to Millennium Station)
"I've taken my bike on the Electric line starting from Flossmoor about 15-20 times, usually on weekends, and my experience has been similar. I've always gotten on with my bike, including once when officially there wasn't room for one…"
Sunday
Jared replied to morebanjo's discussion Popularity of bikes on Metra Electric line? (Flossmoor Station to Millennium Station)
"I think ME runs every hour which is better frequency than the other lines.  Some of the new cars actually do have bathrooms."
Friday
David P. replied to morebanjo's discussion Popularity of bikes on Metra Electric line? (Flossmoor Station to Millennium Station)
"So much depends on getting a good conductor, but a good, cooperative attitude will get you a long way with any conductor if you find yourself in a situation that is on the margins of what they officially allow."
Friday
envane (69 furlongs) replied to morebanjo's discussion Popularity of bikes on Metra Electric line? (Flossmoor Station to Millennium Station)
"The worst luck I've had with conductors has been on the Metra Electric. Like ad said, it depends on the conductor, so its a bit of a crapshoot.   However, the trains run pretty frequently so if you get kicked you can have a drink…"
Friday
ad replied to morebanjo's discussion Popularity of bikes on Metra Electric line? (Flossmoor Station to Millennium Station)
"I did the exact trip a year ago on a weekend night.  I found the conductors to be okay with a bunch of us getting on the train with bikes (there were at least six of us in a group), though they were strict about making sure we used a bungee…"
Friday
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Popularity of bikes on Metra Electric line? (Flossmoor Station to Millennium Station)

On Sunday I'm planning to ride with a number of people to 3 Floyds brewery in Munster.  The plan is to return on the Metra Electric from Flossmoor to downtown.  However, I see that they only allow 8 bikes per train.  Has anyone taken a bike on the Metra Electric on the weekend?  How many other bikes were on the train?  Was the limit strictly enforced?  We will have close to 8…See More
Friday
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to morebanjo's discussion Cyclist struck, killed by CTA Brown Line train on North Side
"Always sad to hear of this twisted mess in my old neighborhood again. The CTA should put another gate on the opposite side to match the other one for the traffic side."
Jun 27
globalguy replied to morebanjo's discussion Cyclist struck, killed by CTA Brown Line train on North Side
"Report in his hometown newspaper, The Dunn County News."
Jun 26
Julie Hochstadter replied to morebanjo's discussion Cyclist struck, killed by CTA Brown Line train on North Side
"A DNA Info reporter is looking to talk to anyone who Ronayne for a story she is writing.  Her name is Mina Bloom and she can be contacted at 847-370-9735 (preferred) or email mina.bloom24 at gmail.com"
Jun 26
Michelle Milham replied to morebanjo's discussion Cyclist struck, killed by CTA Brown Line train on North Side
"I agree.  I have a very irrational fear of getting hit by a train. But apparently some people don't have enough rational fear of that.  Regardless.. this is sad. :(  "
Jun 26
Lanterne Rouge replied to morebanjo's discussion Cyclist struck, killed by CTA Brown Line train on North Side
"It never ceases to amaze me how many cars/pedestrians/bikes go around the gates on Kedzie/Kimball. "
Jun 26
Julie Hochstadter replied to morebanjo's discussion Cyclist struck, killed by CTA Brown Line train on North Side
"horrible. Read about the delay on twitter yesterday."
Jun 26
Anne Alt replied to morebanjo's discussion Cyclist struck, killed by CTA Brown Line train on North Side
"Very sad, indeed."
Jun 26
morebanjo posted a discussion

Cyclist struck, killed by CTA Brown Line Train train on North Side

Sad, sad news.A 31-year-old cyclist was struck and killed by a Brown Line train early Thursday on the North Side.About 12:20 a.m., a man riding his bike was struck by a northbound train as he attempted to go around the gates near the CTA Kimball station in the 4700 block of Kedzie Avenue, police said.The man was identified as Ronayne Thomas, of the 1900 block of North…See More
Jun 26
morebanjo replied to h' 1.0's discussion Winter 2014- who's still riding?
"I just got this Schampa combination gaiter/cap.  I was sweating in it when it was over 30 but it's PERFECT for sub-25 riding.  Has a thinner breathable fabric around your mouth/nose that should prevent chapped lips.  …"
Nov 27, 2013
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