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Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
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Are they any other regular users of the newish Elston protected bike lanes...north of Milwaukee ave? I've been a bit deflated (pun intended) by the amount of debris and glass, and general total…Continue

Tags: maintenance, lane, bike, protected, Elston

Started this discussion. Last reply by kb Jan 24.

Will Elston Protected Lanes Be Repaved?
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I was curious if anyone knew if the new Elston protected bike lanes will be repaved?It's nice to have the separation, but it's a bit rough. Just curious if resurfacing was part of the initiative. Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dav Sep 21, 2018.

Disturbing Incident Report on Facebook/UK Village
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Read this on the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Watch Facebook page. A man in pickup truck was headed west on Grand. He suddenly pulled over & got out of the truck & walked into the street.…Continue

Tags: village, ukrainian, crash, bike

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Mar 25, 2017.

Close call on Washtenaw, near Armitage
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To the bicyclist that almost ended up as a hood ornament on my van, my apologies. I do accept some of the blame, as I failed to see you until you swerved in front of my van. But to those who ride the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David H Apr 11, 2016.

 

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kb replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"Has anyone used the Elston PBL since it's snowed? Thinking about taking on the commute home today..."
Jan 24
Mark Cassidy replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"Elston from Division to Milwaukee and then south on Milwaukee was all clear on Monday AM"
Jan 15
Argonne69 replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"The Washington St PBL was basically clear mid-block, but there were piles of snow near the intersections. I saw a city worker hand shoveling the snow this morning at Washington and LaSalle."
Jan 15
David P. replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"I rode to Evanston on Sunday and the PBLs on Dodge and Sheridan were all clear and salted. I rode downtown and back from the north side yesterday and they were all good on Milwaukee."
Jan 15
ketoguychicago replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"How were the PBL's Sunday/Monday after the snow?"
Jan 14
ketoguychicago replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"Any progress with the Alderman Brian? I actually saw a street sweeper today on Clybourn, but it wasn't one of the standard blue city ones... may have been a private sweeper destined for one of the big parking lots? Curious how it all worked out."
Jan 4
Gary Adams replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"I think they could write more than 8 parking tickets in a shift. I've seen an officer walk down my old block, which was permit parking, and write more than 8 in less than an hour. "
Jan 3
Apie (11) replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"I take Elston every evening from the Loop to Lawrence (then west a few miles) and honestly it is not that bad.  Nothing to get upset about.  There is WAY more debris, broken glass and car pieces on Milwaukee.  If there is a…"
Jan 3
Brian S replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"Let's leave the money issue aside--we won't solve Chicago's financial questions on The Chainlink -- and use the tools we have now...the political process, phones/311, and our own actions. If everyone who has complained about this…"
Jan 2
ketoguychicago replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"Oh for sure Yasmeen, I don't want to tax photography in the parks or park use at all either - I think the need for the money just came up in the discussion of how to fund getting these lanes cleaned in a city with so much debt.  (This sort…"
Jan 2
Yasmeen replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"Oh geez. Are we really going to have this argument again? Bikes don't wear and tear on the streets. They don't pollute. They are great for health, mental health, traffic reduction, the environment, and people that can't afford a car…"
Jan 2
Argonne69 replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"OK, so what would be a reasonable user fee for a bike? $5? 'Not going to collect a ton of $$$ at that rate. $10? Still not going to make much of a dent. 'Certainly not enough to cover the construction of bike lanes and their upkeep. I…"
Jan 2
ketoguychicago replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"For sure Argonne, Right there with you paying much money in property taxes. At issue in part is that while we pay property taxes, we still only get to drive a car around if we pay the city sticker. Sailboat? Gotta pay. Want a dog? $5.00 to the city.…"
Jan 2
Argonne69 replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"I'm a cyclist, but also a homeowner, and a car owner. I pay a ton of property taxes in addition to my vehicle sticker. Anyone who thinks cyclists don't pay taxes, or that car owners cover the costs of the streets with fuel taxes and city…"
Jan 2
ketoguychicago replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"Completely agree on the math Argonne, and Yasmeen's right about the ticket-writing folks too.  They even ticket some cars on street sweeping day. Meanwhile, this link has some rounded, dated data, but what it gets at is that not everybody…"
Jan 2
Mike Zumwalt replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
" I wouldn't even need a vehicle just a cargo bike or bike with a trailer, They don't have to be cleaned all the time  just watch the weather and pick the nice days. 200 miles of PBL's is easily done in a few days"
Jan 2

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What I ride:
Cyclocross, Fixed Gear, Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational

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