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Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
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Is it just me or do you find yourself breathing in a lot of second hand smoke when locking up your bike? It seems like a lot of smokers like to lean up against the bike racks when taking "smoke…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike w. yesterday.

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, 2017.

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, 2017.

"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, 2017.

 

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V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Do You Think? "When Is an Electric Mountain Bike No Longer a Bicycle?"
"So a "push a button and go 30mph" scooter is no different to you than a pedal assist one that requires pedaling to go, and goes about 15mph?"
11 hours ago
mike w. replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"If there's open space around the outside of the box between it and the wall, the foam may work okay, but don't spray it into the box itself."
yesterday
mike w. replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"As an electrician, i cannot recommend spraying foam in an outlet box! Someday, someone will need to get into that box to change out the outlet or do some such work. (Not to mention that urethane foam is flammable.) There are thin rubber gaskets made…"
yesterday
TonyP replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"I understand that many smokers just drop their butts, That doesn't mean that they all do. Just as everyone who eats fast food doesn't throw their litter out of the car window."
yesterday
Paul Lazzaro replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
yesterday
TonyP replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"Smoking doesn't necessarily make a person a vandalizing litter bug, tho a vandalizing litter bug may be a smoker. You may not like their habits but I would expect them to be judged as I would expect myself, as a cyclist, to be judged.…"
yesterday
Paul Lazzaro replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"They don't care about ashtrays.  The world is their ashtray, if you haven't noticed.  They're looking for something to sit on or lean against. Usually they move a couple of feet over when they see I want to use the bike rack…"
yesterday
Anne Alt replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"Very true."
yesterday
Anne Alt replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"I had a similar problem in a past apartment, where smoke from a downstairs neighbor came through cracks around the radiator pipes.  I used spray foam to close up those spaces, and it reduced smoke infiltration a LOT. Obviously you can't do…"
yesterday
dav replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"Maybe we should look at it from a design POV. Both smoker spaces and biker spaces are added to the local landscape as an afterthought."
yesterday
Bob Kastigar replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"I don't find it a problem - I like the smell of burning tobacco.  It's better than the smell of burning gasoline.  Just find another bike rack."
Saturday
TonyP replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"You can please all of the people some of the time, You can please some of the people all of the time, But you can't please all of the people all of the time."
Friday
ad replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"It's annoying, sure, but just another entry on the list of annoying things I recognize I have to deal with to live in a major city.  You live around 2.3 million people, and you're going to get annoyed about how 600,000 to 700,000 act…"
Friday
JeffB replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"For me its the smokers who huddle around the door to the bike room in my building. Its brief, but still an annoyance since I'm breathing a little harder at the end of my ride. Especially since these people are breaking the law. There's…"
Friday
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"It's funny how I find myself trying to be downwind from smokers when locking up. For me I try and bear it for it is much worse at home with my neighbor next door in my condo and the smoke that comes in through the vents and electrical outlets."
Friday
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"If I have the option, I will walk to another bike rack to lock my bike if it's really bad. Such a bummer."
Friday

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Mountain, Hybrid
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Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
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I love biking

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