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E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
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There is a certain sense of inevitability to e-bikes now.  Slowly, I'm beginning to see some positives.  I will never regard a vehicle that can propel itself with no pedaling at all as as a bicycle. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S Aug 30.

The future (or already present) of scooters
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Here we go.  Now we have the fat-tire 25-mph models out and ready for the bike and multi-use paths. The problem with things with motors is that once they are given an inch, they will rapidly take a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ernesto Lube Aug 2.

If Franz Kafka made a bike video....
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NYPD police officer explains to a cyclist why he had to nearly run him over and stop him "by any means possible", all for the cyclist's own safety.  You make the call about who's right (if…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Jul 24.

Which way is the wind really blowing?
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I've heard a lot of seemingly contradictory claims about cycling and driving in the last several years.  I hear every year that more people are commuting to work, and that cycling is building…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Jun 13.

 

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Jim Reho replied to John Greenfield's discussion MISSING SOMA DOUBLECROSS TOURING BIKE: $500 REWARD.
"For all that you do for the biking community, this is extremely unfair. I sure hope you get your bike back. You're a better person than I am -- to me, stealing someone's bike is never an "understandable temptation", especially…"
Friday
Brian S replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"There are often commercial vehicles on the trail. Beer deliveries, food deliveries, port-o-potty deliveries, etc."
Aug 30
Mark replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"Exactly, because they are COMMERCIAL vehicles.  Should we allow commercial vehicles on the LFT?"
Aug 30
David P. replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"It had a license plate because, while a tricycle, it is regulated by the department of business affairs and consumer protection. "
Aug 30
Jim Reho replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"We are generally on the same page. I might even limit even Class 1 ebikes to 15 mph if they're in bike lanes and on paths.  I guess we can live with 20 if we have to."
Aug 28
ad replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"If that's a reply aimed at me, I agree they weren't, which is exactly why I think e-bikes shouldn't be allowed to do so either.  To be clear, I support the lines the City has drawn, which is that Class 3 e-bikes (i.e., ones that…"
Aug 28
ad replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"No.  I'd argue the City has a valid reason to cap e-bikes at 20 mph if they're going to use paths and bike lanes, as people going above that speed may present a danger, and I'm noting one of the factors that the City very likely…"
Aug 28
Jim Reho replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"Maybe mopeds capped at 25 were or are allowed to be operated without a license, but were they allowed to go on designated bike paths? I don't care if ebikes go 25 on the streets.  I don't think they should be doing that on bike paths…"
Aug 28
ad replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"I draw the line at the same place the City has already decided to draw the line by statute for e-bikes on paths and in bike lanes, which is 20 mph (I mistakenly thought it was 18).  I have no doubt you could operate your e-bike extremely safely…"
Aug 28
Brian S replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"So you would advocate that any cyclist, regardless of bike, should need to obtain a license to travel faster than, say, 18 mph? To prove that they're experienced enough to do so?"
Aug 28
ad replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"We already factor in "experience" to other modes of transportation.  Traditional mopeds capped at 25 mph are allowed to be operated by people in most states without having to obtain a motorcycle license, with the though being that…"
Aug 28
Mark replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"I was behind an electric pedicab trying to cross the LFT river bridge on a crowded Thursday afternoon. This vehicle had turn signals, brake lights, and a LICENSE PLATE!!  Where are we going to draw the line on LFT users??"
Aug 17
lft_rat replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"I just don't understand the big deal about experience here. I don't think it takes much to learn how to cycle safely at speed.  Compared to when we're driving 2-ton metal-encased living rooms cars, cyclists have a huge…"
Aug 16
Brian S replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"So I was riding my e-bike on LFT a few days ago, and came upon a guy who was doing sprints at 30mph, all legs. I'd eventually catch back up to him, because that's not sustainable. But I was definitely impressed. That being said, I have…"
Aug 16
ad replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"I largely agree, but I think one difference is if a rider can do over 20 for a sustained amount of time on a traditional bike, they've earned that speed through experience most likely.  That means they're probably also an experienced…"
Aug 12
lft_rat replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"Yep, I'm in my second "year" (March-November) of commuting by ebike, 8 mi each way. It's pedal assist. I take it easy when I'm going to head straight into a meeting and tend to sweat on the way home. When I commuted by…"
Aug 12

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
It's always good to learn from others.
About me:
Veteran rider of the South Side streets. Still alive but somewhat damaged.

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At 1:47pm on September 3, 2018, Tom A.K. said…

Thank you, Jim !  I appreciate your good work here ! Community !  . . .

At 4:39am on October 20, 2016, Tom Limon said…
Thanks for the great feedback, yeah it took me a while to explore and stumble upon some of these places. Thanks for pointing out my typo as well, I corrected it. :)
 
 
 

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