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Update on North Lake Shore Drive Project -- Bikers/Peds needed @ community meeting 9/26 6-8pm
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North Lake Shore Drive Project final meeting re. Montrose-Wilson-Lawrence at Truman College on Sept. 26, 2019, at 6 PM.The most recent NLSD Project meeting in August showed very worrisome things on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Pounder Oct 2.

Why is no one saying "to your left" anymore on LST? Can we all start that again? Thanks!
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Seems like I haven't heard a single person say this as they pass me this summer but I always say it. It helps all our safety right? Can we collectively start doing this again?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Zumwalt Aug 6, 2017.

Is the Des Plaines River Trail worth it?
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Thinking of going on a ride on it tomorrow (Saturday) but have heard bad thinks about it through the grapevine and and I have never been on it.Are trail conditions bad this year? Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by S Jun 19, 2016.

Upset and concerned about the current rhetoric and plans on red light/speed cameras
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Had some free time at work, found a list of Alderpeople that support it and emailed all them.Found the list here: …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Guzzardo Mar 28, 2015.

 

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Eric Pounder replied to Renee Patten's discussion Update on North Lake Shore Drive Project -- Bikers/Peds needed @ community meeting 9/26 6-8pm
"Everyone's talking about LSD bike improvements, but this guy's acting on it!"
Oct 2
Renee Patten replied to Renee Patten's discussion Update on North Lake Shore Drive Project -- Bikers/Peds needed @ community meeting 9/26 6-8pm
"Thanks for sharing these details!"
Sep 19
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Renee Patten's discussion Update on North Lake Shore Drive Project -- Bikers/Peds needed @ community meeting 9/26 6-8pm
"This upcoming meeting next week is the third (and final) in a series of meetings focusing specifically on the ramp configuration at Montrose, Wilson and Lawrence. The overall project schedule shows that there will be at least 4 more corridor-wide…"
Sep 19
Mark replied to Renee Patten's discussion Update on North Lake Shore Drive Project -- Bikers/Peds needed @ community meeting 9/26 6-8pm
"This meeting is important for any LFT cycling commuters out there.  The original renderings for this projected was released with great fanfare and portrayed the importance of a bike path that was the fastest, most-direct route to…"
Sep 19
Renee Patten replied to Renee Patten's discussion Update on North Lake Shore Drive Project -- Bikers/Peds needed @ community meeting 9/26 6-8pm
"Just to clarify, I'm not taking comments/associated with the people making decisions, I don't have anything to do with them - just passing along the information on the meeting for the community here :)"
Sep 19
Tricolor replied to Renee Patten's discussion Update on North Lake Shore Drive Project -- Bikers/Peds needed @ community meeting 9/26 6-8pm
"Put in a bus lane and lengthen the exits for Belmont where traffic backs up onto the drive. Use flyovers/underpasses for non-car traffic to avoid conflicts with lights, install red light cameras to identify people that clog intersections. Coordinate…"
Sep 18
Renee Patten posted an event

North Lake Shore Drive Community Meeting (Bikes/Peds needed!) at Harry S. Truman College Larry McKeon Student Services Building (Lobby)

September 26, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
*** Bikers/Peds needed!!!***North Lake Shore Drive Project final meeting re. Montrose-Wilson-Lawrence at Truman College on Sept. 26, 2019, at 6 PM.The most recent NLSD Project meeting in August showed very worrisome things on the sustainability front. Pedestrian, bike, bus, and park advocates (history & nature) are badly needed to give input to the project team at this last meeting.At the August meeting at Temple Shalom, one of the planners actually told me they are focusing first on where…See More
Sep 18
Renee Patten posted a discussion

Update on North Lake Shore Drive Project -- Bikers/Peds needed @ community meeting 9/26 6-8pm

North Lake Shore Drive Project final meeting re. Montrose-Wilson-Lawrence at Truman College on Sept. 26, 2019, at 6 PM.The most recent NLSD Project meeting in August showed very worrisome things on the sustainability front. Pedestrian, bike, bus, and park advocates (history & nature) are badly needed to give input to the project team at this last meeting.At the August meeting at Temple Shalom, one of the planners told a community member (as relayed to me) that they are focusing first on…See More
Sep 18
Renee Patten replied to Gage B.'s discussion Reporting bad driving of uber and lyft drivers
"Nothing from Uber, not surprising to me, they suck. Maybe Lyft could tell I had an account with them and Uber could see I don't have one with them."
Sep 9
Renee Patten replied to Gage B.'s discussion Reporting bad driving of uber and lyft drivers
"I emailed Lyft, Uber, and my alderperson. The alderperson said they would address is. Lyft sent me this back. Nothing from Uber: Aug 18, 12:53 PM PDT Follow-Up from Lyft SafetyHey Renee,We appreciate you keeping a weather eye on the road, and…"
Aug 26
Renee Patten replied to Gage B.'s discussion Reporting bad driving of uber and lyft drivers
"Thanks for this link, I couldn't find it on their website to submit something without logging in. I know it will be doubtful to have a response --- have to try something though."
Aug 9
Renee Patten replied to John Greenfield's discussion Good news: Riverwalk security guards will stop hassling you on your AM commute
"I rode the walk and just ignored the security people trying to say things with me (while going slowly and safely and yielding to peds). They said "ma'am", I kept going, that was it. Based on that experience, I'd suggest to anyone…"
May 31

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
DePaul grad in environmental public policy working for a small company in Ravenswood. I occasionally blog for the Huffington Post on Chicago transportation policy [huffingtonpost.com/renee-patten].

I also run the Cycle Collective Chainlink profile.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://thegreenurbanist.tumblr.com

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