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Illegal Parking by Construction Workers?
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I have noticed that amidst all the construction going on in Chicago some  construction workers have carved out nice parking spaces for themselves. You will see this all over River  North -…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh L. Apr 15.

'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
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Okay as the article points out there are lots of potential explanations for this but not a single North side area listed in the top ticked areas?As …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Waymond Smith Apr 1.

Tonight's Ride on the LFP Was Everything I Love About Winter Biking!
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Around mid day today I started hearing around my office how miserable the weather would be this evening once the snow started. Lots of sighs and swearing about Chicago weather.I was having drinks…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh L. Dec 19, 2016.

Last Night's Amusing Event on the LFP....
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Coming home last night @10 pm from River North I almost decided to take Dearborn (North) but decided at the last minute to jump on the LFP at Oak. Turned out to be a brisk but beautiful ride home on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike w. Dec 2, 2016.

 

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Josh L. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Crash Near Flyover - Cyclist Sent to Hospital
"Full disclosure. I am not an engineer. But I do get off and on the LFP every weekday thoughout the year. I've watched them build this thing every step of the way.  Couldn't they have maybe fabricated a more lighter weight path,…"
yesterday
Josh L. replied to Heather S's discussion Best bike friendly buildings in the Loop?
"321 North Clark has a great gym with towels :) and dedicated indoor bike parking spaces.   For safety reasons management makes you enter through a loading dock (requiring an elevator ride) rather than the drivers' entrance but this little…"
Apr 22
Josh L. replied to Josh L.'s discussion Illegal Parking by Construction Workers?
"Understood. I'm not suggesting all construction workers do this. Your observation begs the question why are some allowed to park on the street?  I can see in some cases equipment might be too heavy to walk with but the buik of these…"
Apr 15
Josh L. replied to Josh L.'s discussion Illegal Parking by Construction Workers?
"true but explain to me why the rules are different for them.  As the commenter below points out, he carries his tools on public transportation.  A good portion of these vehicles are cars, not trucks. Why can't they pay for parking…"
Apr 15
Michael B replied to Josh L.'s discussion Illegal Parking by Construction Workers?
"I see quite a few construction workers on public transportation. They bring their tools on little dollies or other rigs of their own  design. I carry a lot of equipment in what I do so I'm always interested in how others do it be it on a…"
Apr 15
TonyP replied to Josh L.'s discussion Illegal Parking by Construction Workers?
"Construction impacts everyone. It's temporary and when done things go back to normal."
Apr 15
mike w. replied to Josh L.'s discussion Illegal Parking by Construction Workers?
"It's obvious that you're not a tradesman..."
Apr 15
Josh L. posted a discussion

Illegal Parking by Construction Workers?

I have noticed that amidst all the construction going on in Chicago some  construction workers have carved out nice parking spaces for themselves. You will see this all over River  North - particularly on Grand and Illinois - where the workers are parking their PERSONAL vehicles - normally pickups - in spaces they carve out from either the bike lane or the on street parking area. They use the large orange cones to demarcate the spaces.  I believe they are trying to convince the public that…See More
Apr 15
Josh L. replied to Charlie Short 11.5's discussion 311 Code for Parking in the Bike Lane
"+10 Mike."
Apr 11
Josh L. replied to Charlie Short 11.5's discussion 311 Code for Parking in the Bike Lane
"Fair enough Bob. I guess I don't know if they showed up later but what makes you think they do? I got hit on Carroll Street last year - not injured but wanted the driver ticketed and wouldn't let him leave - and the cops never showed up…"
Apr 11
Josh L. replied to Charlie Short 11.5's discussion 311 Code for Parking in the Bike Lane
"I too am told to call 911 when I speak to 311. Also when I stop officers on the street they tell me to call 911. It doesn't make a difference as they never show up anyway."
Apr 10
Josh L. replied to Charlie Short 11.5's discussion 311 Code for Parking in the Bike Lane
"What's the background on this initiative? While I applaud the attempt to cut down on cars in the bike lanes, and the use of "new" technologies :), you don't need a statistical analysis to cut down on cars in the bike lane.…"
Apr 9
Josh L. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Anyone See Anything on the Lakefront Path This Morning? (Cross post)
"Yes, thanks for sharing this Tom. Rest in peace Tom.  "
Apr 3
Waymond Smith replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"Thanks for catching that."
Apr 1
Michael B replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
Apr 1
Waymond Smith replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
Apr 1

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
community
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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