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Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting - Update!
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Alderman Sophia King is having a meeting to specifically address the needs of bike lanes in the 4th ward. The 4th ward includes Hyde Park, Grand Boulevard, Douglas, The Gap, Bronzeville, South Loop,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Hutchinson May 9.

Bike Fitting
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It's been awhile since this was asked. Where would you go for a bike fitting?So far I've got...Trek: $130-$260BFF: $150Element: $200VeloSmith: $325Get a Grip: $325I am more financially comfortable at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Haynes Dec 25, 2018.

Where to buy used bike
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Hi! Looking for a used bike. I know of Working Bikes but to expand my options, is there anywhere else in Chicagoland?I was thinking something similar to Pros Closet in Boulder.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Hutchinson Dec 27, 2018.

I don't want to hit you
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Please use lights. Front and back.Driving home from Waukegan and taking the backroads. It's eventually dark about halfway down. I see a ton of cyclists and a fraction (not including Divvy's) that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Filka Bean Oct 5, 2018.

 

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Phillip Hutchinson replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting - Update!
"Unfortunately the Harrison curb does not seem to include the WB portion just East of Clark, where daycare/preschool parents frequently park cars in the bike lane during rush hour to pick up kids.  "
May 9
Yasmeen replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting - Update!
"Thanks for the background. "
May 9
Argonne69 replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting - Update!
"I guess that makes sense. Northbound riders on Plymouth have to cross Polk, which can be quite congested. Allowing them to ride westbound on the south side of Polk will be much easier.  Hopefully the concrete curb will be high. "
May 8
Anne Alt replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting - Update!
"The main purpose of that change is eliminating the left turn hazard for northbound riders going from Plymouth to Polk. Sometimes it's okay now, and sometimes it's quite hazardous.  The change will be a new curb-protected 2-way lane…"
May 8
Ernesto Lube replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting - Update!
"After I left the meeting, I noticed last night that they have already spray painted markings on the pavement for where the actual bike lane pain will go."
May 8
curt(is) locke replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting
"While it's true that most of Hyde Park falls within the 5th Ward, Sophia King certainly DOES represent HP, particularly the north side of the revitalized 53rd Street corridor."
May 7
curt(is) locke replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting
"Sophia King won re-election handily (66.5%) back in February while repeatedly blowing off community-organized candidate forums. However, she was appointed to the position only 3 years ago to fill the vacancy of Will Burns, who left suddenly to take…"
May 7
Meg replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting
"LOL on me  I extracted that info from the 4th ward websit . "
May 7
lft_rat replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting
"Small correction: The 4th ward excludes the vast majority of Hyde Park and much of South Loop. "
May 7
Yasmeen replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting
"Sure! Here's the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HelloSouthLoop/ It's a bit of a scroll down to the discussion. "
May 7
Meg replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting
"Hi! Do you have a link to the CL post? I live in the South Loop so I'm also interested in the FB group mentioned. I will not be able to attend tonight as I work in Evanston on Tuesdays and get off at 6pm. With that said, I'll be emailing…"
May 7
Yasmeen replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting
"I hope there's a good turn-out tonight. Someone on FB saw the CL post and shared it to a community FB group for South Loop. It was good to see that most of the comments and likes are in support of bike lanes and safety for pedestrians and…"
May 7
ketoguychicago replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting
"She may be able to offer some insights on this matter as well during the event: https://www.thechainlink.org/forum/topics/robbers-target-cyclists-on-lakefront-trail-in-kenwood-police"
May 7
Yasmeen replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting
"From Active Trans: What: 4th Ward constituent meeting on bikewaysWhere: Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St.When: TOMORROW, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.Earlier this year, Chicago Department of Transportation shared plans to make improvements to…"
May 6
Yasmeen replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting
"Thanks John. Cross-posted to Facebook with following message (I tagged her to): A little background on Alderman Sophia King :1. Downgraded protected bike lane to regular bike lane, citing it as an "infrastructure improvement"2. Refuses to…"
May 6
John Greenfield replied to Meg's discussion Ald King 4th Ward Bike Lane Meeting
May 6

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Learning more about biking in Chicago
About me:
I'm a social worker by day

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