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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."
Friday
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"
Friday
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
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"And here's some more evidence for that point of view. Today at about 5:40, on my way to Union Station, I passed the Police Training Center on Jackson and saw not one, but two squad cars parked in the bike…"
Jun 27
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"GoPro on the helmet... no worries! :-)"
Jun 26
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"As I read the Municipal Code of Chicago (http://activetrans.org/sites/files/chicago%20code.pdf)), bikes are supposed to stay in the bike lane when one is present: 9-52-020 (d): "(d) Whenever a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent…"
Jun 25
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"When I see an obstruction ahead in my bike lane, I check my mirror, signal, and move left well ahead of the obstruction. I will generally take the lane to avoid having cars try to sneak past. Once past the blockage, I'll make a conspicuously…"
Jun 25
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Thanks! I keep a list of useful section numbers and their texts inside the handlepost of my bike for easy reference. :-)"
Jun 24
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Thanks for the text! Can you post the section number for reference? Thanks!"
Jun 23
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
""Don't Mess With Texas!" <_<"
Jun 20
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Well, that too, of course. I see motorists running red lights on a fairly regular basis without any penalties."
Jun 19
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I fear that "scofflaw" behavior by bicyclists is so ingrained in our culture that it is a permanent feature of the traffic landscape. Shaming certainly doesn't work. A long-term public education program similar to "drivers…"
Jun 19

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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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