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Witnessed a hit and run this morning
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Biking east on washington at about 810am, approaching lasalle. I see that I have the light and about 12 seconds to make it, and was on pace to cross lasalle going east.A cyclist in front of me (also…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Aug 15.

"Cyclist hurls rock through driver's window in west town road rage"
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Started this discussion. Last reply by JeffB Jul 17.

Shoulder to shoulder
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I think it's inconsiderate when people walk or bike shoulder to shoulder in certain situations.For example- the 606. There really isn't room for a group of people to walk shoulder to shoulder without…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Irvin Steinert Apr 27.

Wrong way cyclists- an observation
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Whenever someone is riding the wrong way towards me, I notice that as they approach they will expect me to veer into traffic that I can't see coming while they go on the side closest to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by curt(is) locke May 18.

 

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V W and Cw are now friends
16 hours ago
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion White House Capital Bikeshare Station Removed By Trump Administration
"Ugh"
Thursday
Jim Reho replied to V W's discussion Witnessed a hit and run this morning
"I'd say you're generally going to have better luck with a civil case in this situation.  Very few people with enough wealth to own a nice Beamer are going to risk perjuring themselves over an occurrence of this magnitude.  …"
Aug 15
V W replied to V W's discussion Witnessed a hit and run this morning
"Police make plenty of other arrests where they leave the BRD standard for the prosecutor to worry about. I think it's a convenient excuse when it comes to being lax on protecting cyclists. But if there's a next time I will try to get the…"
Aug 15
Tom A.K. replied to V W's discussion Witnessed a hit and run this morning
"http://www.injuryclaimcoach.com/hit-and-run-accidents.html This legal article explains a lot of facts about hit-and-runs. "Although knowing the license plate number helps locate the owner, unless you or a witness can positively identify…"
Aug 15
mike w. replied to V W's discussion Witnessed a hit and run this morning
"It seems then that your recourse would be a civil suit where the burden of proof for responsibility is somewhat looser?"
Aug 15
V W replied to Louis K's discussion Should cyclist go to jail for riding a fixie?
"It's illegal to crash into and kill someone no matter what you're riding. That a vehicle is not street legal would tend to show more culpability, and more recklessness on the part of the driver."
Aug 15
Tony Adams replied to V W's discussion Witnessed a hit and run this morning
"Right - it seems that if a car's owner is held liable for red-light/speed camera tickets without the need for the actual driver to be identified, then certainly the same standard should be applied for for more serious offenses such as a hit and…"
Aug 14
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"Even then you could use 2 u locks and not take up both posts."
Aug 13
V W replied to V W's discussion Witnessed a hit and run this morning
"That's the police's fault for looking for any excuse not to do their jobs. From a legal standpoint the driver should still be liable under any number of approaches (criminal or civil)."
Aug 12
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"Put another way, my viewpoint is this: A bike parked parallel occupies 2 posts. Some bikes cannot be attached to a rack where there's a bike that's occupied both posts A bike parked at a 45 (to 90) degree angle to one post leaves the…"
Aug 12
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"I don't follow. Are you saying leaving one post completely free uses up more of a rack than one bike parallel?"
Aug 12
Anna Dowd replied to V W's discussion Witnessed a hit and run this morning
"I agree with pursuing a hit & run driver. But just try to eyeball who is driving: Woman, man, etc. I had a license plate & make/ model of car but they police told me to not bother if I could not identify who was driving! Now maybe if there…"
Aug 12
mike w. replied to V W's discussion Witnessed a hit and run this morning
"As frustrating as the legal maze may be at times, it is ALWAYS worth pursuing a case if for no other reason than to make the offender's life difficult. Making it easy for these drivers to get off unchallenged only endangers other riders in the…"
Aug 12
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"I prefer a 45 degree angle that leaves one post completely free. My cargoish bike parallel to a rack would make it hard for another bike to lock up at all."
Aug 12
V W replied to V W's discussion Witnessed a hit and run this morning
"Sorry that happened to you but can you explain why it would be worthless? It's at least circumstantial evidence  (which is still evidence) that the owner was the driver, or in the alternative negligently entrusted someone else with their…"
Aug 12

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Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I love biking

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