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LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
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The planned bike path route has many sharp turns and detours closer to the lake.  This doesn't seem very realistic.  If this is enforced, I may take streets south to Montrose and pick up the LFT…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor Aug 28, 2018.

Riding on Park District property
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A while back I believe someone posted the statute that allows riding on sidewalks and paths on Park District property.  Recently, some residents along Sheridan Road are trying to ban bikes from "The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlie Short 2.9 Nov 27, 2017.

"Free" Workouts on the LFT at Ohio?
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This week there has been a guy soliciting for free 10-minute workouts and then conducting an impromptu class right across from the drinking fountain near the steps at the curve near the Ohio…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duppie Oct 20, 2017.

Looking for a Hase Pino Allround Tandem

Trying to find a used Hase Pino Allround tandem to purchase.  Please notify me if you have one for sale.  Thanks!Continue

Tags: tandem, allround, pino, hase

Started Jun 30, 2015


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Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Another car crashes after veering off LSD and through the bike path
"Here's the NBC5 coverage.  I was fortunate to ride through 20 minutes before this happened.  Also came upon the interview in progress on my way home.  That's me at 1:17!"
Jun 11
Mark replied to Jeremy's discussion Dickens bike greenway
"I live just off the Glenwood Greenway in Andersonville.  When the Greenways were first rolled out, I was a skeptic who felt they were a needless accommodation to "salmon" who were too lazy to ride a block over to ride in the direction…"
Jun 5
Mark replied to clp's discussion Starting the Mayor on the Right Foot
"+1 "My position on Protected Bike Lanes is that many good biking routes (Dodge, Clybourne, etc) with adequate shoulders to ride safely, have been cluttered with glass-littered, cramped and unsafe PBLs." PBLs can never be reasonably…"
May 21
Mark replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"Better markings will help separate runners and cyclists (except for Belmont to Ardmore), but just as dangerous are the narrower, bike-only sections of the LFT.  The new design allows for a total of only 3 cyclists abreast to safely pass each…"
May 16
Mark replied to Argonne69's discussion Halsted St from North Ave to Wellington Ave
"+1  My preferred route between Bucktown and Andersonville is Cortland to Racine."
May 9
Mark replied to Argonne69's discussion Halsted St from North Ave to Wellington Ave
"Has that section of Halsted been repaved?  It had gotten pretty bad between North and Fullerton, so I have been avoiding it."
May 8
Mark replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Lake Front crash from last night
"The Park District website shows the Belmont section of the LFT as separate, but they painted it as merged, adding two more conflict points.  Also, I foresee more head-on bike/bike accidents as the narrower bike only sections of the trail leave…"
Apr 9
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Riding Songs... Chime in!
"Bob Seger: Roll Me Away"
Mar 28
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Not sure what the point of asking that question was when it is prefaced with "bikes don't stop at stop signs..." and nothing about cars disregarding traffic rules."
Mar 8
Mark replied to Peter Gibson's discussion Looking for a route, Northbrook to the lakefront trail
"Get to NBT at Tower, then Tower to Green Bay to Simpson to Dodge/California to Granville to Winthrop to Ardmore to LFT."
Mar 6
Mark replied to Jennifer on the lake's discussion Trail closure at LSD bridge tonight?
"The LFT and even the access from Lakeshore East to the LFT (through the parking lot north of Randolph) are open and not affected by this."
Feb 14
Mark replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"I ride in the traffic lanes through this stretch along Washington every afternoon.  I feel safer than in the PBL."
Feb 8
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
Dec 8, 2018
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion 14 Cyclist (1 driver) Crash in Miami Area
"The posted limit is 55, so I guess "speed is not a factor" at least up to that. Also note how the sidewalk suddenly ends in the middle of nowhere... and the inaccessible bus…"
Nov 28, 2018
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion 14 Cyclist (1 driver) Crash in Miami Area
"SR-84 is basically a divided, one-way, three-lane expressway frontage road that runs along I-595.  There are sporadic 2-foot wide bike lanes that appear to be an after-thought in the road design.  I drove it a couple years ago and was…"
Nov 26, 2018
Mark replied to Gage B.'s discussion New Lakefront Path Pavement- Northside
"Not having at least the white lines on the outside edges of the LFT is a hazard, especially in the sections that have no lights, or are without functioning  lights.  I caught the edge trail just south of the Buena curve, but luckily…"
Nov 9, 2018

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