"I don't think bike lanes are a panacea for everything to encourage bike riding but I do accept them as a lot of help.
Think of a shady tree on a hot summer day. Riding in a 100° day, it's not an air-conditioned tavern but…"
The bike racks for parking are going to closed or moved for construction. I don't usually go thru here but I did today and saw this sign. I talked to some lady who does normally park there. She wasn't able to get any more information from any of the construction people.Construction has been going on and the north section may be opened next week, and it's possible the bike parking may be located there.There are stack-up racks, that allow bike parking on two levels.…See More
Police are warning cyclists in Kenwood to be cautious after several robberies were reported on the Lakefront Trail in the South Side neighborhood in April.Cyclists riding between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. April 3 and 4 on the trail near the 4700 block of South Lake Shore Drive were pulled off their bikes from behind and robbed, according to a community alert from Chicago police. No weapons were used.Police said one to three people may be involved. The robber in one incident was described as a teenage…See More
"A 250W motor isn't going to get a Divvy type bike up to 20mph under most circumstances. 250W is really weak. It is enough to help get the heavy bike started.
One way to guarantee the inexperienced Divviots won't be hitting 20mph sustained…"
"That's an interesting question. I almost got the Ernesto experience from a Divvy rider today while making a legal crossing in a crosswalk. Cars were all stopped per the law, this guy on the Divvy, well, not so much. Elsewhere…"
"So why isn't the speed limit for every type of bicycle? I personally have about 35,000 miles on my ebike in the city and average about 18mph. I find the "average" divvy rider considerably more dangerous than almost every other cyclist…"
"There was a big discussion on this a couple of years ago. Speed of a human powered bike is constrained by the ability of the rider. A person who can ride at 20+ mph has generally put in a lot of miles and therefore has practice…"
The messaging system on here is a bit odd...I think you have to friend someone before you can message them. But thanks for the trip advice! Looks like both MI-WI ferries are running this year so it's nice to have those options, though they are expensive: