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Nice Piece from NYT on Dangers of Bike Riding...
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She was doing all the right things in the morning commute, traveling in thebike lane, wearing a helmet, following the rules of the road. In an instant,Sher Kung — new mother, brilliant attorney, avid…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor 6 hours ago.

How Can We Get Enforcement on Clark Street Bike Lane (Southbound in am)
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The bus/bike lane South of Diversey on Clark has become a joke. There are cars and trucks everywhere starting at around 8:15 - parked, stopped, or idling.  the whole point of these lanes is so bikers…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Aug 8.

Stolen Bikes Recovered with Help of Heritage Bicycles and CPD
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Sure seems a lot of these thefts are by the young ones. Shout out to Heritage and CPD.From the Trib....."Bike mechanics at Heritage Bicycles used fast Facebook sleuthing to help reunite a stolen bike…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chitown_Mike Jul 24.

Bike Lanes Painted on B'way Between Wilson and Lawrence - woo hoo!
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The Good Lord has heard our pleas!  No  longer do I have to do take my life in my hands biking down Broadway in the early am as the drivers  zoom down Broadway.I understand  there aren plans to go…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Agnieszka Z. Jun 17.

 

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Tricolor replied to jolondon30's discussion Nice Piece from NYT on Dangers of Bike Riding...
"Particularly the nasty stretch of Dearborn north of the river with a left side bike lane and lots of left turning traffic.  When's State Street going to be finished, by the way?  I really don't like going in to work down Wabash…"
6 hours ago
David P. replied to jolondon30's discussion Nice Piece from NYT on Dangers of Bike Riding...
"Awareness of your own vulnerability does not imply blaming anyone for anything. Motorcycle riders - smart ones, anyway - are well aware of their vulnerability vs. other vehicles; I think smart bicycle riders in urban environments full of cars and…"
10 hours ago
jolondon30 replied to jolondon30's discussion Nice Piece from NYT on Dangers of Bike Riding...
"at work now but I want to reread it later with your comments in mind.  I read it somewhat differently but perhaps your interpretation captures it. "
11 hours ago
Anne Alt replied to jolondon30's discussion Nice Piece from NYT on Dangers of Bike Riding...
"Well said!I would conclude instead that our communities become grim places indeed when we cannot safely traverse them without two tons of metal armor, and that the mindset that roads are and must be only for the glorification of the auto needs to…"
11 hours ago
Jeff Schneider replied to jolondon30's discussion Nice Piece from NYT on Dangers of Bike Riding...
"The Op-Ed concludes by advising us that, "The thing to do is to realize how vulnerable you are whenever two wheels try to share a road meant for four wheels." This echoes what former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (in)famously said: "What I…"
11 hours ago
Tom A.K. replied to jolondon30's discussion Nice Piece from NYT on Dangers of Bike Riding...
""Glorious to have the wind in your face, gliding along, an act of faith, beating the odds, change in a flash !" Timothy Egan Our vulnerability on two wheels indeed !"
12 hours ago
Jeff Hazzard replied to jolondon30's discussion Nice Piece from NYT on Dangers of Bike Riding...
"Such a sad loss of Sher Kung.  Thank you for bringing this tragedy to our attention.  Having the mayor of Seattle attend her memorial ride is an implicit admission that she was not protected by a failed infrastructure when she could and…"
13 hours ago
Anne Alt replied to jolondon30's discussion Nice Piece from NYT on Dangers of Bike Riding...
"I had a similar feeling after reading it. Andy captured the essence of one of the biggest problems we need to overcome - as a culture and legally. The question it does not answer--the question that is so rarely raised in media reporting of bike…"
13 hours ago
Andy Moss 9.5 replied to jolondon30's discussion Nice Piece from NYT on Dangers of Bike Riding...
"I agree.  The take-away is that no matter what you do right as a cyclist, you are putting your life in danger.  That is of course true for any activity that takes place on roads traversed by multi-ton vehicles with hundreds of horsepower…"
13 hours ago
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Nice Piece from NYT on Dangers of Bike Riding...

She was doing all the right things in the morning commute, traveling in thebike lane, wearing a helmet, following the rules of the road. In an instant,Sher Kung — new mother, brilliant attorney, avid cyclist — was struck andkilled by a vehicle making a turn in downtown Seattle last month.At the scene, the truck driver wept and swore he never saw her.Death on a Bike http://nyti.ms/1r5nWiwSee More
17 hours ago
jolondon30 replied to grayn8 (5.3 - 36)'s discussion Friday Frivolity: when the mercury drops, what first for you? Longer pants, long sleeve shirt...jacket?
"I can't believe Friday night I wore my winter biking shirt and jacket home along the lakefront. In mid September!  This is ominous for this winter."
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jolondon30 replied to Active Transportation Alliance's discussion How (Not) to Get Your Bike Stolen Video Part II is Out
"Interesting thread. I suspect the poster is right that cutting through the wheel is just uneconomical for thieves  given the cost and hassle of the parts they have to replace. Not to mention that the bike needs to be driven by car  now…"
Aug 17
jolondon30 replied to Active Transportation Alliance's discussion How (Not) to Get Your Bike Stolen Video Part II is Out
"ha! Anybody ever heard of this technique being used?  Did not realize it was that easy :)"
Aug 17
jolondon30 replied to Active Transportation Alliance's discussion How (Not) to Get Your Bike Stolen Video Part II is Out
"Interesting that Jason endorses  the Sheldon Brown method that just locks the rear wheel. The lock  does not go around the frame.   The thinking is that this would require a thief to saw through your wheel,  which few…"
Aug 17
Tom A.K. replied to jolondon30's discussion How Can We Get Enforcement on Clark Street Bike Lane (Southbound in am)
"Hopefully, Jolondon30, this is some movement in the right direction. But some situations should never get to the "out of control" point where drivers know they can scoff this traffic law easily. There should be the steady, regular…"
Aug 8
Jonathan Quist replied to jolondon30's discussion How Can We Get Enforcement on Clark Street Bike Lane (Southbound in am)
"The window sticker approach, while it sounds great, would expose you to massive liability. For example, if the driver then doored a cyclist, and there was a sticker on the driver's side window, the driver could claim "I didn't see the…"
Aug 8

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
About me:
General outdoor enthusiast who loves biking in all forms...commuting, long distance rides, and even the occasional lakefront. Winter biking too!
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.allitas.com

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