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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.

59-year-old bicyclist killed in Bridgeport hit-and-run
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Horrible..anyone have more details on this?A 59-year-old woman riding a bicycle was killed by a hit-and-run driver Thursday night in the Bridgeport neighborhood, according to police.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by h' 1.0 Jun 3.

 

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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…"
Monday
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 :)"
Sunday
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…"
Sunday
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
Michelle Stenzel replied to jolondon30's discussion How Can We Get Enforcement on Clark Street Bike Lane (Southbound in am)
"Jololondon30, I think your call to the desk worked! This morning at 7:10 am, there were only about 4 cars illegally parked between Wrightwood and Dickens, and all of them had tickets already. There were two revenue workers actively writing the…"
Aug 8
jolondon30 replied to jolondon30's discussion How Can We Get Enforcement on Clark Street Bike Lane (Southbound in am)
"I actually had remembered mention of this approach from last year and was wondering how to get such a blitz going again.  Did not realize that the Alderman can be useful here. "
Aug 8
Michelle Stenzel replied to jolondon30's discussion How Can We Get Enforcement on Clark Street Bike Lane (Southbound in am)
"Last September we noticed that the illegal parking on this stretch had gotten out of control, and we alerted Michele Smith's office of it. They let the revenue people know, and there was a two-week blitz of ticketing, which helped reduce the…"
Aug 7
jolondon30 replied to jolondon30's discussion How Can We Get Enforcement on Clark Street Bike Lane (Southbound in am)
"thanks a lot for posting this..I'm going to use this approach. Also I was  not aware of the exact  city code."
Aug 7
Clement Jett replied to jolondon30's discussion How Can We Get Enforcement on Clark Street Bike Lane (Southbound in am)
"According to the red eye article "Smith said she asked her ward superintendent to have the city install better signage at 1600 N Halsted, where Robinson tweeted a complaint." So a little more than lip…"
Aug 7
Jeff Schneider replied to jolondon30's discussion How Can We Get Enforcement on Clark Street Bike Lane (Southbound in am)
"I think some people get crazy when anyone touches their car.  Leaving a paper message would be OK until one of the crazies caught you in the act. If you had a piece of paper with the city ordinance printed on it that you could HAND to a driver…"
Aug 7
Dave Jacque replied to jolondon30's discussion How Can We Get Enforcement on Clark Street Bike Lane (Southbound in am)
"Stickers might be interpreted as vandalism. I think a firmly but politely worded paper message tucked under the wiper blade would work just as well."
Aug 7
Julie Hochstadter replied to jolondon30's discussion How Can We Get Enforcement on Clark Street Bike Lane (Southbound in am)
"Stickers are great! We could also cut up pieces of paper. If someone is going to organize this, I recommend you create an event so you can meet those who want to do this and pass out the stickers or leaflets to the group. Just my 2 cents. "
Aug 7
Clement Jett replied to jolondon30's discussion How Can We Get Enforcement on Clark Street Bike Lane (Southbound in am)
"We have started to get some good results tweeting pictures of cars in bike lanes to @ChicagosMayor @Chicago_Police @ChicagoDOT and the alderman using  #enforce940060"
Aug 7
Chitown_Mike replied to jolondon30's discussion How Can We Get Enforcement on Clark Street Bike Lane (Southbound in am)
"Should we do a group buy of stickers that say, "NO PARKING - BIKE LANE" and put them on the driver's windows?? You know the same kind the Dept of Revenue sticks on car's windows with the boot?  So they are stuck for days…"
Aug 7
Tom A.K. replied to jolondon30's discussion How Can We Get Enforcement on Clark Street Bike Lane (Southbound in am)
"The question in this post was: HOW can we get enforcement from CPD ? My answer was, we can't it's hopeless. I agree with you clp, it is unrealistic to expect enforcement from the PD. They have other priorities. There is too much crime.…"
Aug 7

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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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