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What's your favorite route? An experience on the back streets
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In the past year of living in Chicago, I've biked about eight miles (sixteen round-trip) on an almost daily basis for school and work. In this time, I've experimented with a number of different…Continue

Tags: street, back

Started this discussion. Last reply by David P. Jul 1.

Where to post bike project ideas
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Does the city (and/or neighborhoods) have a public posting board of some kind for bike project ideas?A few ideas come to mind off-hand:Create at least 1-2 bike- and pedestrian-only pathways over the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChicagoCyclist Apr 16.

Thinking outside the box on sustainable transit
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Capitalism is the Driving force behind Automobiles Major transformation. Outside the box thinking is not 10% improvement. This is a very common motif. Instead, let's think about 10x improvement! This…Continue

Tags: bike-only, politics, 10x, improvement, transit

Started this discussion. Last reply by David S. Apr 15.

 

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David P. replied to David S.'s discussion What's your favorite route? An experience on the back streets
"I'll second a couple of those. I live in Avondale and use Wilson to get west when I'm going to northern neighborhoods, from Central Park east. It's very easy to ride. I never take it west of Central Park, so I can't say anything…"
Jul 1
Allan replied to David S.'s discussion What's your favorite route? An experience on the back streets
"I wish when the original MCBM was made on google maps( https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=17mPyCktdurhbwt9HcBZFSJrXmLBKioYs&ll=41.97332796602258%2C-87.70618751657935&z=15 ), that you had done a few things differently such…"
Jun 29
Allan replied to David S.'s discussion What's your favorite route? An experience on the back streets
"Definitely, the fact I couldn't figure out for sure if one could bike and cut through that Cubs parking lot is really annoying me. At least say, on non-Cubs game days(regular days). My gut suspicion is that you can't, and like I said in…"
Jun 28
Shawn Evans replied to David S.'s discussion What's your favorite route? An experience on the back streets
"Byron looks fenced off. You'd have to go through the park. But using Campbell means a lot of back and forth. It'd be better if you could go straight north/south using Rockwell."
Jun 28
Allan replied to David S.'s discussion What's your favorite route? An experience on the back streets
"Map of that workaround. And I should note you do NOT use Rockwell south of Irving, but just use the park entrance into Revere that's just to the east of Rockwell(or vice versa, then cut onto Rockwell St. north of…"
Jun 28
Allan replied to David S.'s discussion What's your favorite route? An experience on the back streets
"I turned on the satellite mode of google maps, and am struggling to figure that out myself. Which is the part just north of Bradley Place between Bradley Business Center(this is the huge building on the north side of the street) and ASI Signage…"
Jun 28
Shawn Evans replied to David S.'s discussion What's your favorite route? An experience on the back streets
"Some streets on your route are one way and don't have stop signs or stop lights to cross arterial roads. Have you tried Rockwell? When I go to that area I take Roscoe west and cross Western Ave, go past the shopping center, cut thru…"
Jun 25
John Greenfield replied to David S.'s discussion What's your favorite route? An experience on the back streets
"Awesome. The MCBM will be expanded citywide later this summer."
Jun 24
David S. replied to David S.'s discussion What's your favorite route? An experience on the back streets
"Mellow Chicago Bike Map is my new favorite! Thanks so much for sharing it so I could remember. Last night I used it to take a trip down to the North Loop from my house near Horner Park. So much easier than charting it out on my own. Here was my…"
Jun 22
Filka Bean replied to David S.'s discussion What's your favorite route? An experience on the back streets
"Sounds like the makings of a great app... As far as i know nothing exists in this form. I think Greenfield updates the mellow map from time to time, but i assume its a manual process. And IDOT ranks streets for biking on their state maps, but their…"
Jun 20
David S. replied to David S.'s discussion What's your route? An experience on the back streets
"Thanks for the links! I'd seen the mellow Chicago bike map before but it's been awhile. I've been meaning to reach out more with others who've shared my experience."
Jun 20
Yasmeen replied to David S.'s discussion What's your route? An experience on the back streets
"We have a number of great resources on The Chainlink for routes. Definitely please add to it with your…"
Jun 20
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What's your route? An experience on the back streets

In the past year of living in Chicago, I've biked about eight miles (sixteen round-trip) on an almost daily basis for school and work. In this time, I've experimented with a number of different routes, taking back streets, main roads, bike paths (for example, Chicago's 606 and Lakefront Trails), and even a few sidewalks - although I've since learned this is a punishable offense! (One sidewalk route included a brief 1,400-foot / 430-meter mosey along Western Avenue's sidewalks as it crosses…See More
Jun 20
David S. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Time crossing such that "all bikes cross at once". That is, e.g., on Grand Ave, three red lights (with crossing guards) come on at once."
Apr 27
David S. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
Apr 27
David S. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Implement this on 4/5 city streets."
Apr 26

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What I ride:
Road, Vintage, Divvy (bike share)
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
1) Let's improve bike infrastructure (worldwide)!
2) Good to meet people and have community!
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About me:
New to Chicago as of August 2018. UIC graduate student in computer science (PhD), for both MS and PhD combined. Male, 35. Run my own company as a software developer (https://fbiz.us) and web crawling expert.
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http://fbiz.us
My first bike:
Too long ago to remember!

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