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Safety at Hazardous Halsted and Madison is CDOT'S Responsibility - CBS2 Report

8-16-18CBS2 reports about the ongoing dangerous and hazardous conditions that exist at Halsted and Madison for road users and pedestrians, and the inaction by CDOT to resolve it.By Vince Gerasole…Continue

Started 10 hours ago

Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
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WGN PhotoDesira…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by kb 13 hours ago.

Missed Cyclist Hit-and-Run Story from Last Week
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Overlooked incident from a busy week.The police caught this guy.The cyclist sustained minor injuries and is ok.For the full article:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho on Tuesday.

8-5-18 The Usual Summertime Garage Bike Thievery
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8-5-18Thieves know its simple to break into any garage that they want.Always lock your bikes up in the garage even if they are already inside the closed locked garage door. But . . .that will only…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by curt(is) locke Aug 9.

 

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Safety at Hazardous Halsted and Madison is CDOT'S Responsibility - CBS2 Report

8-16-18CBS2 reports about the ongoing dangerous and hazardous conditions that exist at Halsted and Madison for road users and pedestrians, and the inaction by CDOT to resolve it.By Vince Gerasole CBS2https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/08/16/intersection-halsted-madison-cited-accident-reports/Crashes have doubled in the immediate vicinity because of all the hazards created by the building construction and the Chicago Department of Transportation has done very little to improve safety here or change traffic conditions accordingly. "CDOT has the ability to modify lane closures or even require personnel to be on site to manage traffic. Wasn't there enough information out there already to indicate to CDOT that the intersection was a problem and that adjustments were needed?"What will happen next at this hazardous intersection? …See More
10 hours ago
kb replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
"I actually intended to report it but then got apathetic about it however thinking about it again now after this accident makes me feel like I really have no choice other than to report it. Luckily I still remembered the bus number and was able to…"
13 hours ago
David P. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
"The bus driver was turning left from NB Central Park to WB Belmont. The collision took place more or less in the west crosswalk on Belmont. My first impression was that she had been heading south on Central Park (CP is one-way south north of…"
13 hours ago
Carter O'Brien replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
"Can you clarify the movements regarding the crash? Was she riding north on Central Park and the bus driver hooked her while passing on her right? I live a few blocks further SE, and I have as love-hate affair with the Belmont bus as it's my…"
18 hours ago
Meg replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
"I have a friend that uses a wheelchair. She was on a bus one day and the bus stopped short and the her and her chair were thrown out of place as the locking mechanisms were not properly secured on the bus. My friend was in rehab for months, got…"
22 hours ago
Anne Alt replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
"That's the best thing to do under the circumstances. Get the run # if at all possible, also route #, location and time of day.  FYI - if you have Transit app on your smart phone, you could move your location on the map slightly further…"
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Tom A.K. replied to Christian's discussion Prospect Bikes in Mount Prospect is CLOSING
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Tom A.K. replied to Joe Guzzardo's discussion No, its not just your imagination...
"Volvo people are the most 'chill' (safest/conservative) drivers on the road, IMO, that I notice while …"
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mike w. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
"i would hope that you got his run # (Usually displayed in the lower right front window) or at least the time of day and notified the CTA about their bonehead driver!"
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kb replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
"This is awful. I hope she recovers quickly. A few weeks ago a bus passed me going North on Kimball around Wabansia within an inch of my life so when I caught up to him I let him know that he needs to give me three feet and if he cannot do that then…"
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Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
"thanks"
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David P. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
"Note: this happened at Central Park, not Central. The #77 Belmont bus is detoured down Kimball and up Milwaukee and Central Park before turning left back onto Belmont due to sewer work on Belmont just west of Kimball that has closed the street. "
yesterday
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
"deny and delay ?"
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Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
"My initial observation of this media story was of amazement. Back in the early days, the media  paid no attention whatsoever to cyclists or incidents involving them except to bitch about what to do about bike messengers and their companies. So…"
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Yasmeen replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
"I hope she sues CTA. And I hope it's a big payment. This is not going to be an easy crash to recover from with a fractured skull. It's hard not to get angry when this happens over and over again.  And last week's tragedy? What…"
yesterday
David P. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
"I came upon this crash scene a few minutes after it happened - I live a few blocks away. I'm also a regular visitor to Lost Lake, and I recognize her. I'm sorry that she was hurt as much as she was, but I'm glad she's beginning…"
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Raj Laud replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
"Agreed - that statement makes absolutely no sense. I can't imagine that if a driver (CTA bus driver or anyone else) turned left in front of a car causing a crash, CPD would hold off from ticketing the left turner."
yesterday
Sean Newby replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
""a CTA bus turned left right into Miller" "Police said no citations were issued because both the bus and Miller had the green light when the accident happened." so let me get this straight: the operator of a motor vehicle…"
yesterday
mike w. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday (8-10-18) Recovering
"What are the CTA's procedures for dealing with collisions with injuries?"
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Cyclist Struck by CTA Bus Friday ( 8-10-18) Recovering

WGN PhotoDesira Miller was riding home with her boyfriend Friday night around 11 p.m. at Belmont and Central when a CTA bus turning left ran into Desira breaking her leg, arm, rib, and fracturing her skull.https://wgntv.com/2018/08/14/logan-square-bartender-struck-by-cta-bus-could-leave-hospital-soon/amp/See More
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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid, Cruiser
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
To be part of the cycling community and affect positive change.
Did a friend invite you? If yes, add their name here.
Julie Hochstadter, and I also have to add before I go, Elizabeth Adamczyk and h' Howard .
About me:
I'm just a 'normal' person who has loved bicycling all my life. I am a 'creative', a person with an intense love of all things positive. I also have a sense of humor.
My first bike:
Sears 20" (RIP)recycled

that's it for me here . . . i'll let the cat takeover . . .

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At 3:25pm on July 11, 2018, Ernesto Lube said…

Thanks Tom!

At 3:19pm on July 11, 2018, Ernesto Lube said…

Hey Tom! I left for personal reasons. All good now. 

At 1:08am on April 19, 2018, Tom A.K. said…

https://youtu.be/wlN6zsJ2bco (3:20):-) . . . ♡

At 12:55am on April 19, 2018, Tom A.K. said…

Thanks, good luck, just 'keep on pedaling' and see you all down the road! . . .
https://youtu.be/eLVINXjUF20 (4:50)

At 6:45pm on November 5, 2017, Tom A.K. said…

that's it for me here . . . i'll let the cat takeover

At 12:41am on November 4, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
At 10:35am on October 31, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
10/31/12 R.I.P. Cyclist Leanid Belabarody '53' + "You are not forgotten". Honoring the memory of the little known cyclist death on Halloween in 2012. Leanid was right hooked by a truck from Indiana at the N.E. corner of Augusta and Ashland at ~10am. He was perhaps returning from a shopping trip in the triangle area. This cyclists' death has been quietly remembered. His memory needs only to be honored by all, riding safely. Thank you. . . .
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