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We Came Upon Violence Tonight on Lakefront Path @ North Avenue
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Tonight I was biking home with a colleague on the lakefront path and suddenly just north of North Avenue we saw a bloody, sliced up guy on the path get knocked off his bike. The guy who knocked him…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns Jun 14.

I thought I had it rough on the ride home tonight...

This evening I was having a beer with a friend outside on Navy Pier (around 6:45 I believe).  Within 15 minutes the weather dropped from 78 to 54 degrees.  My ride home on the LFP at around 7:15 had…Continue

Started May 18

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 Chucko Jun 15.

 

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Chucko replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"As a long-time resident of Albany Park, and frequent rider between there and Ravenswood/Lincoln Square, I can absolutely say I've never seen an officer pulling bikers over for ticketing. Never. I've heard about it a lot, but just assumed…"
Jun 15
Yasmeen replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"I think where it get's sticky is by the nature and definition of "privilege" it is a benefit that gives you an advantage over others. I understand what you are trying to say - you wish all could be treated as well as you are (and that…"
Jun 15
David Barish replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"VERY Interesting! you state "I write this as a white guy who owns up to his privilege, who refuses to give it up, and who insists that the privilege become one of all humans rather than any subset of them." But what are YOU doing…"
Jun 15
Chitown_Mike replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"It's funny you mention Jeff park, I grew up there and my wife and I decided to move to an area with more diversity in the city. Jeff park may never be outwardly labeled as a white neighborhood, but they do fight tooth and nail to stay that way…"
Jun 15
Chitown_Mike replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"Thanks! And I would be interested in some of those resources. Feel free to PM me to avoid cluttering the thread."
Jun 15
Waymond Smith replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"VERY Interesting! you state "I write this as a white guy who owns up to his privilege, who refuses to give it up, and who insists that the privilege become one of all humans rather than any subset of them." But what are YOU doing…"
Jun 15
David Barish replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"The Chicago Tribune stated that all bicyclists who break the law should be ticketed and I agree. During my rides across the city I see cyclists on the north side breaking numerous traffic laws while the police just watch. I don't agree. I…"
Jun 15
Caiken replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"Absolutely, Waymond. I don't know if I'm being articulate here, but was trying to push on a learning opportunity. I hope i'm getting somewhere better with it. "
Jun 15
Waymond Smith replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"The damaging language is not of the past, it's alive and well in the present! The purpose of this type of language is to create fear and that is true when other terms are used to describe a "non-white" community! "
Jun 15
Waymond Smith replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"The use of the term "black communities" is used people who want to create a separation from the rest of the overall community. I have never heard that term used to describe other communities. The media use that term to sensationalize the…"
Jun 15
Caiken replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"As a person who passes, I'm gonna step in to answer this but I am just going to gently honestly ask: sensibilities?  White communities. There are plenty of resources and discourses available on why it doesn't matter and being white,…"
Jun 15
Chitown_Mike replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"You're right, however I am unable to edit the post at this time. But that raises a question, what should white communities be referred to? Caucasian communities? Communities of no color doesn't sound right. Or does that not…"
Jun 15
OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns replied to Josh L.'s discussion We Came Upon Violence Tonight on Lakefront Path @ North Avenue
"Sounds about right...usually the season opens with some North Avenue Beach violence... :("
Jun 14
Tom A.K. replied to Josh L.'s discussion We Came Upon Violence Tonight on Lakefront Path @ North Avenue
Jun 14
curt(is) locke replied to Josh L.'s discussion We Came Upon Violence Tonight on Lakefront Path @ North Avenue
"Well, why do folks bring guns to the beach on a crowded, hot summer eve (search new for this past Sunday at 31st Street Beach around 6:45 p.m.)??"
Jun 14
Tom A.K. replied to Josh L.'s discussion We Came Upon Violence Tonight on Lakefront Path @ North Avenue
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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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