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CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
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I don't think I'm going out on a limb when I say that the CPD typically errs on the side of motor vehicle drivers vs bikers, in carrying out the law.But I think it's worth noting that this isn't so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Sep 21.

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.

 

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V W replied to Kat's discussion Chainlink, tell me what bike to get!
"I also personally would generally favor an upright bike over a cyclocross. If I didn't already have a number of bikes I would personally look into an Electra Loft or Townie, one of the ones that comes with more "fixins", gears, racks,…"
Oct 8
V W replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Speaking of sidewalk riding...
"I ride on the sidewalk to get on the 606 and just go slow and deferential. Haven't had any comments from pedestrians yet."
Oct 8
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Ouch, hope you're alright!"
Oct 7
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"+1 (Paging Brendan Reilly)"
Oct 7
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Great article, thanks for sharing"
Oct 6
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"The police. Champions of biking. (To add insult to injury, I didn't notice the bike cops photo bombing the pic in the background. Going the wrong way down a one way, ignoring the illegally parked unmarked police car.) Anyway, this was today at…"
Oct 6
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Different Cities, Different Rules?
"When I was in Seattle I was informed that biking on the sidewalk was legal there as well."
Oct 4
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I don't mind every instance of a vehicle usurping the bike lane, and some instances are more egregious than others. The ones that tick me off the most are where there is clearly other places to park, and where a car doesn't even have its…"
Sep 26
Anne Alt replied to V W's discussion CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
"I've been seeing the same thing, steadily getting worse over the last few years in the Loop and in neighborhoods across the city."
Sep 21
Cheryl replied to V W's discussion CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
""You can tell people what the rules are, but if there is no enforcement, you won't get compliance," Neufeld said. Yep."
Sep 21
Maurice replied to V W's discussion CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
"I'd love to compare tax bills with people advocating a bike tax. I don't own a car, yet I pay well over $10K / year in taxes to the city.   Or we can just start charging drivers the REAL cost of their infrastructure. That'll…"
Sep 21
Tom A.K. replied to V W's discussion CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
"Ahhh, Yes! Finally, someone gets what's going on in this town."
Sep 21
Maurice replied to V W's discussion CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
"Classic Rahm: "I expect not only to take all of their bikers but I also want all the jobs that come with this."   He'll gladly paint all the stripes to attract businesses but then makes virtually no effort to enforce them."
Sep 21
Carter O'Brien replied to V W's discussion CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
"Yes, yes, yes."
Sep 21
Paul Lazzaro replied to V W's discussion CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
Sep 21
Tom A.K. replied to V W's discussion CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
Sep 20

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What I ride:
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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