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  • Mundelein, IL
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Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Good question! All I can think of is it's to keep the police from parking in front of the academy. Oh, wait..."
Sep 11
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I'll see what happens. I have noticed an apparent decrease in lane obstruction in front of the academy, but it's still happening to me a couple times a week at least. While I was there, a JimmyJohns delivery cyclist rode up and we chatted.…"
Sep 11
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I was heading to Union Station this evening, along the Jackson Blvd bike lane. In front of the CPD Training and Education Academy there was an unoccupied squad car parked in the lane. Traffic in the adjacent lane was fairly heavy, so I stopped. As I…"
Sep 10
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Yikes! You should have an air horn. :-) I gave a police officer a "ticket" today. I happened to be carrying a copy of MCC 9-40-060 in my pocket when I came upon a squad car parked in the bike lane in front of the police academy on Jackson.…"
Aug 28
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I was on my way to work this morning and came apon a person getting out of a car parked in the bike lane. I heard the beep indicating the doors were locked meaning this wasn't a quick drop-off. I said "You know you can be towed if you park…"
Aug 28
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I'm having a low moment here. Has anyone ever (*ever*) seen a bike lane obstruction handled by the police? Every goddamned day I see cars parked in my lane. I have photographed them, reported them to 311 and Bike Lane Uprising. I've…"
Aug 22
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Then how is it that I *never* see cars getting ticketed? If there's that much money being collected you'd think the police would be on the low-hanging fruit like flies on... ripe bananas."
Jul 26
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"For a couple months earlier this year I had to use the #7 bus to get from Union Station to UIC (because I broke my ankle). I observed that the bus, when it was on Harrison, used the bike lane most of the time. TBF, when there was a bike in the bike…"
Jul 25
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Hahaha! "NBC Investigates"... I reported this to them directly and never got a reply."
Jul 19
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Great! I'm still waiting to hear back from the Commander at the CPD Education and Training Facility about the 3 (THREE!) squad cars parked in the lane a couple days ago."
Jul 13
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Ernesto, I hope you called the number on the "How am I Driving?" sign on the back. Steve"
Jul 13
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Hahahaha! I see squad cars parked, with some regularity, in the bike lane on Jackson Blvd, in front of the CPD Education and Training Division building. A couple years ago, I ran into 5 or 6 uniformed officers on bicycles riding the WRONG WAY in the…"
Jul 11
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Hahahaha! I see them, with some regularity, parked in the bike lane on Jackson Blvd, right in front of the CPD Education and Training Division. A couple years ago, I ran into 5 or 6 uniformed officers on bicycles going the wrong way in that lane. It…"
Jul 11
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Yesterday (7/3) at about 5:15 PM as I was crossing the Eisenhower on Loomis heading towards the METRA station. 311 report submitted.Bike%20Lane%20Obstruction%2001%20180703.JPGBike%20Lane%20Obstruction%2002%20180703..JPG"
Jul 4
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Needs a view from the other side so the plate is (more) legible. Plus, I like to stop and get the front of the vehicle so the driver sees me taking the image. I know nothing is going to get done about it, but I like to think the driver might have…"
Jul 3
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"On the Jackson Blvd bike lane, the lane has been moved closer to the curb as it passes over the expressway. Cars can't seem to recognize that they're parking in the lane."
Jun 28

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
About me:
I like to do as much of my own bike maintenance as possible. I've built 3 wheels for my folding commuter bike.

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