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Divvy could get $50M expansion, including e-assist and dockless bikes in all 50 wards
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The proposal would add 175 new stations and an additional 10,500 new bikes. (The current system has 6,000 bikes). The bikes would include e-assist and a hybrid locking system that allows use in Divvy…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Hutchinson Apr 16.

 

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Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"Agree, the new bike trail is only 12 feet wide, and is too narrow to safely pass another cyclist with any oncoming traffic. It should be wider. "
yesterday
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"This sign is for a shared path. The goal of the lakefront trail separation project was to no longer have shared paths. What they need is a lot more of this: Combined with more of this:"
yesterday
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"This isn't behavior that can be "enforced". Good design doesn't need enforcement. If it's done properly, people will want to use the correct trails (and it will be clear which trail is for which purpose). If a public space…"
May 16
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian S's discussion What's it called when the Divvy rack is full and you have to circle looking for a space?
"The upcoming Divvy expansion will include dockless e-bikes that have exactly what you are describing. They refer to it as a "hybrid locking" and say the bikes can be docked at stations, or locked to bike racks with a built-in locking…"
May 9
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian S's discussion What's it called when the Divvy rack is full and you have to circle looking for a space?
"FWIW, if you are an annual member you get 45 minutes on a single ride, not 30. "
May 9
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld resigns
"Both of Rahm's CDOT commissioners (Gabe Klein and Rebekah Scheinfeld) have been awesome advocates for bikes/peds in Chicago and hopefully their legacy will continue under Mayor Lightfoot's administration. In the last 8 years, we've…"
May 9
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
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Argonne69's discussion Halsted St from North Ave to Wellington Ave
"Sheffield is not a good bike route. The travel lanes are narrow and the stretch through DePaul campus between Armitage and Fullerton is frequently congested. Cars pass dangerously close and there's no room to pass them when it gets backed…"
May 8
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Tooscrapps's discussion Everyday Hell of NB Deaborn Bike Lane
"Yup. Every day riding Dearborn NB during afternoon rush: 1. Dodge peds in the loop at every intersection. 2. Watch for left-turn on red arrow at Wacker, and get shoaled by a bunch of riders who jump the light and then go really slow up the…"
May 7
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bobby Cobby's discussion Anyone considering doing the #RedCupProject in Chicago?
"I respect that you don't want to get into the whole protected bike lanes thing because it's not a simple issue, but yet here we are. Below are my thoughts on the topic:   I love shared streets. They look like…"
May 2
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bobby Cobby's discussion Anyone considering doing the #RedCupProject in Chicago?
"Great post. Thanks."
Apr 30
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bobby Cobby's discussion Anyone considering doing the #RedCupProject in Chicago?
"You seem to have hit the nail on the head with your responses. The point is to illustrate that paint, which is similarly below the line of sight for a driver, is ineffective at protecting cyclists.  Drivers believing that painted bike lanes are…"
Apr 30
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Final phase of Navy Pier Flyover
"I have achieved max Divvy speed on that ramp several times. It's awesome when there is a huge tailwind, and will be terrifying when the lakefront is packed. "
Apr 24
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Chris Hainey's discussion Britax Jogging Strollers safety issues - owners of BOB bicycle trailers
"Thru axles are still easily removable, but you have to un-thread and pull the entire pin out before the wheel comes off. It takes 30 seconds rather than 5 with a QR skewer. Many new MTB's come with Thru-Axles because they work better with disc…"
Apr 23
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Chris Hainey's discussion Britax Jogging Strollers safety issues - owners of BOB bicycle trailers
"Politics aside, I wonder why Britax doesn't just switch to thru-axles? Seems like this would largely solve the problem. "
Apr 22
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Final phase of Navy Pier Flyover
"19,500 cars per day in 6 lanes of lower LSD = 66 feet of space 100,000 bikes/peds per day on a busy summer weekend = 16 feet of space"
Apr 22

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Divvy (bike share)
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Competition / Racing, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Looking for 2018 group rides and some new routes
About me:
I like bikes

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