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Carter O'Brien
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Carter O'Brien's Discussions

Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
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Warning: reading may bring one's face in contact with one's palm in a rapid and violent fashion.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S Oct 24.

No pedestrian signage near Queen's Landing
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I seem to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ernesto Lube Jun 19.

Bike thief busted in undercover sting
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Sweet, sweet justice. Bike thieves are just the worst.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. Aug 19, 2017.

 

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Carter O'Brien replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Pedestrians on Dearborn
"No argument with any of that, but it really is hard to react properly to people that are literally stepping right into a bike lane in the middle of a block."
Nov 8
Carter O'Brien replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Pedestrians on Dearborn
"Ah, yet more evidence that walking in the Loop while zoning out on a smart phone is rude and can be dangerous. Come on, people. Would you cross the street while reading a book?"
Nov 8
Brian S replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"Right, so they left a few details out of this. First, sure, they built it in a year, but it's been sitting unbuilt for probably two.  That is, the trail went to Toughy, but since the bridge wasn't there, you had to go on a narrow…"
Oct 24
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Oct 24
Carter O'Brien replied to Matt Talbert's discussion I've had it with the right hook
"In my experience this is actually more of the rule than the exception when it comes to both intersections close to highway access, as well as where on-ramps themselves break up the sidewalk. It's just sick. IDOT continues to fight every…"
Oct 24
Joe Guzzardo replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"I saw triangular shaped concrete support structures being erected in DuSable Park this morning. I believe plans are to have the overpass across Grand and Illinois open and available for use by the end of this year. Anybody have any better…"
Oct 23
Bob Kastigar replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"Lincolnwood built a bridge over a 4-lane street, but the "Stone Bridge" over the north shore channel (between Lincoln and Devon in Chicago) has been on the books for years and nothing is getting done."
Oct 22
Carter O'Brien replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"Yes, indeed! We need to find a way to use the term "Cutters" to our advantage..."
Oct 22
Tricolor replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"It's nice to see a Breaking Away reference, at least."
Oct 22
Dirke replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"Meanwhile... rather than blame state government and speed-shame a female reporter on his $10K plastic bike, the little village of Lincolnwood held to its schedule and opened the Touhy Ave bridge to the public last weekend, constructed start to…"
Oct 22
Carter O'Brien replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"May be of interest, from: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/wisniewski/ct-biz-getting-around-mayor-emanuel-bike-interview-20181017-story.html The Flyover Delay About 20 minutes into the interview, we got back on our bikes and rode south…"
Oct 22
Carter O'Brien replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"After reading this I am not so sure I agree with that assessment: https://www.forconstructionpros.com/concrete/article/20862452/thermal-cracking"
Oct 6
Bob Kastigar replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"Though the flyover has still not been used, shallow cracks have appeared on the underside, which can be viewed from the sidewalk between Grand and Illinois. Claffey said these are thermal cracks and nothing to worry about. “It’s not…"
Oct 6
Mark replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"I saw trucks loaded with new beams for the flyover on site this morning."
Oct 3
Tricolor replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"You may be on to something. There's a lot more money to embezzle with those half-ass concrete dividers dotted along Dearborn. "
Oct 2
Tricolor replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"What a pack of jerks."
Oct 2

Profile Information

What I ride:
Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I've been here forever, it's the "back of the bus" where all the cool cyclists go.
About me:
I'm 47, and have been an avid cyclist in the City since at least 4th grade. I now live just SE of Belmont & Kimball.

Having spent 95% of my life between Diversey & Belmont on the north side (lived first around the Elbo Room, then Diversey & Damen) has given me a pretty time-tested perspective on the challenges of heading straight east to the Lakefront as well as those using the Elston or Milwaukee (or hybrid routes) for my commute over the past 14 years to the Field Museum.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://fieldmuseum.org/explore/department/greener-field

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