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Self-driving cars will cause congestion disaster?
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Have you seen this article?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin Jun 10, 2016.

CTA bans bikes from all trains - why?
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On the CTA website, there's an 'alert ' that bikes are banned from ALL CTA trains ALL DAY on June 28th (12:01 AM - 11:59 PM) due to the Pride Parade.Why?I'm sure they'll have heavy traffic on a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Not too hip Jul 2, 2015.

 

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Shawn Evans replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Scooter riders won't follow the law, and they're very fast. That makes them dangerous. It's why e-scooters have a horrible safety record. Must our streets become Russian Roulette?"
10 hours ago
Shawn Evans replied to David S.'s discussion What's your favorite route? An experience on the back streets
"Some streets on your route are one way and don't have stop signs or stop lights to cross arterial roads. Have you tried Rockwell? When I go to that area I take Roscoe west and cross Western Ave, go past the shopping center, cut thru…"
yesterday
Shawn Evans replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"This morning while I rode to work, I approached a cross street. It had the green. Before I ever reached it, an e-scooter turned off the cross street. He could have made a complete turn. He had plenty of time. Instead, he makes a sharp turn on the…"
yesterday
Shawn Evans replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
""Use the racks as intended". That's rich. Those inverted U racks were designed for 2 Ulocks, 1 securing the front wheel & frame to the rack, and the other Ulock securing the back wheel and frame to the rack. See attached. But who…"
Oct 5, 2018
Shawn Evans replied to dav's discussion 4 Flats in 4 Months. Facebook group advice is useless. I want your advice.
"I think you mean Cycle Smithy. But this guy uses 700 x 35-45 Schrader valve, and for some reason the @#$% bike distributors won't sell bike shops the thorn-resistant tubes with Schrader valves. Only goddamn Presta valves. What is their problem?…"
Feb 5, 2018
Shawn Evans replied to dav's discussion 4 Flats in 4 Months. Facebook group advice is useless. I want your advice.
"In my opinion, any bike tire is exposed to the elements and the road, so any tire is going to wear out. When that happens, holes develop and bits of glass and sharp debris will get in and puncture the inner tube. That's why I ignore the tire…"
Feb 3, 2018
Shawn Evans replied to Bill Seliger's discussion Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
"If you travel to and from the LFP, you're still using city streets. Have you tried Central Park/Monticello? When you pass Waveland, go thru the park to Addison, then under the Kennedy to Lawndale, south and west back to Central Park. The…"
Nov 11, 2017
Shawn Evans replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bicycle Clothing Weather Chart
"I find with cold weather it all depends on how cold and how long you're outside. If it's in the low 20s I can only ride so long before my hands and feet get cold and I have to go inside to warm up and then resume my ride. If it's in…"
Oct 31, 2017
Shawn Evans replied to Patrick M's discussion Moving to Chicago area - advice requested
"The North Branch Trail has several crossings of car-choked streets. As always, try before you buy. Caveat Emptor and all that."
Oct 25, 2017
Shawn Evans replied to David P.'s discussion Commuting to Roseland / Pullman from the northwest side - route advice
"If you have a folding bike, you can take it on the CTA trains. So pedal over to the Red Line and take it all the way south. Seems that would be the fastest & easiest way to get there."
Sep 28, 2017
Shawn Evans replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Cyclist Seriously Injured in Blody Collision on the 606 during Tuesday Evening Commute
"Thanks to the 'designers' of the 606 for taking a narrow path and making it even more narrow by adding landscaping and running paths, and making a straight path winding and uneven so cops and others can't look down it for signs of…"
Aug 24, 2017
Shawn Evans replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Cyclist Seriously Injured in Blody Collision on the 606 during Tuesday Evening Commute
"When someone says they were 'almost hit', they mean they were surprised. They didn't know someone was behind them and they rail against the loss of control over their lives."
Aug 24, 2017
Shawn Evans replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"That's only if you use 2 U-Locks."
Aug 13, 2017
Shawn Evans replied to Jane's discussion Bicycle parking at the new Dan Ryan 95th L station
"Chicago has a website for requesting bike parking. http://bikeparking.chicagocompletestreets.org/page/about If they ever expand Divvy to 95th, it'll be even worse. In Oak Park, they replaced bike racks next to the Oak Park Ave & South Blvd…"
Aug 6, 2017
Shawn Evans replied to Meg's discussion Route Question
"You can ride Montrose to Laramie, and take Laramie as far south as you need to go. That way you avoid the train tracks on Narragansett. There are also some side streets that have stoplights at the major arterials, although they are one way, such as…"
Aug 3, 2017
Shawn Evans replied to Yasmeen's discussion Best To Avoid The 606 When It's Closed - More Robberies
"Well, that settles it. We need licensing - for pedestrians! That way, whenever there's an incident, people can jot down the number on the offender's back and call police."
Jul 24, 2017

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