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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 Cheryl 14 minutes ago.

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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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."
14 minutes ago
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…"
30 minutes ago
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."
33 minutes ago
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."
42 minutes ago
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."
52 minutes ago
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
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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
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V W replied to V W's discussion CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
"+1 I'd love to see someone FOIA this info at some point (records concerning all instances of bike cops getting doored or hit by cars and all instances of any other cyclist getting doored or hit by cars over a given time period) to illustrate…"
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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
"http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2002-09-23/news/0209230177_1_bike-lanes-bicycle-riders-city-transportation-officials Ahhh! The old days and all the wonderful promises. How much things have changed. 42,671 tickets for double-parking in 2001?!…"
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blingy replied to V W's discussion CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
"I know of at least one case where a bike cop was hit by a car and the driver was immediately arrested. Not sure if anything was filed but they definitely don't arrest most drivers that run over cyclists."
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Jeremy replied to V W's discussion CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
""Divvy bikes and bike lanes is a waste of money that should be going to pensions!" That one is funny.  Ed Burke and Mike Madigan both are partners at law firms that get property tax reductions for clients.  People like JB…"
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Cheryl replied to V W's discussion CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
"There definitely is a lack of any traffic enforcement. I've seen CPD vehicles at intersections where someone blows a red light and they CPD vehicle doesn't move. I watched a cop drive up Elston the other day past 2 vehicles parked in the…"
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V W replied to V W's discussion CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
"I appreciate the suggestion. I did some reading on CAPS and it sounds like the program is a shell of itself, with its budget getting smaller over the years and the program becoming more decentralized and disorganized. Which isn't very…"
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V W replied to V W's discussion CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
"Do we have any reason to believe police culture has changed that much since then? Also here are some quotes from 9/17/17, 3 days ago: "Divvy Bikes. Great Idea on paper. So is Communism." "This bike bullshit is symptomatic of…"
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V W replied to V W's discussion CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
"Which sadly should not come as a surprise. One thing that sticks out is how big they are on pushing the group think on eachother. For example this recurring theme of "stay fetal" (do as little as possible and let crime get worse, because…"
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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
"A CPD officer I know says that too many of his fellow officers DO sound like the cranks on Second City Cop. "
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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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