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LFT: Do we need barriers where the paths converge?
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Saw another bike/ped collision just north of Fullerton last night (both were ok). I've also had a couple of close calls with joggers entering/leaving the water fountains at Fullerton without…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Jun 28.

Navy Pier Flyover Closure Notice: 6/24-6/27
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor Jun 27.

Impressions of Last Night
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With the awesome weather yesterday, I'm sure many of you were eager to get some longer time in the saddle. Though, for me, there was something different about the atmosphere. A one off or a sign of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tooscrapps May 24.

One of the worst types of right-hook IMO
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https://youtu.be/7QThSsanu_cTo me, this is one of the worst types of right-hook: no signal, at speed without braking, from the middle of the lane. A less…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by David P. May 22.

 

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Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"You're just coming up with new ways to nitpick and you keep changing your argument. You even complained that mere seconds locking up your bike "adds up". You're being deliberately obtuse.  How does barely touching their bike…"
Wednesday
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Dude, how thick are you? - I could have gone from the other side if I didn't want to reach over, and again, this took me under 20 seconds from my dismount. - Having a front basket wouldn't have mattered since my bike was facing the…"
Wednesday
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"This took 20 seconds and I didn't have to move the bike already there. Locked as you described. Hell it could have had two locks and it wouldn't have mattered. https://youtu.be/2gcdkaQgRZI"
Wednesday
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Many have told you and showed you examples of how you were wrong and you refuse to accept it. Most people lock them flush with just one lock. If they want two to deter or slow down a thief, that is their right. And while maybe someone locking to…"
Tuesday
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Next you'll be complaining that they don't accommodate those 4-seaters that cruise the LFT."
Tuesday
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Took this just now on my block. Other racks had all sorts, even cargos locked the same way to one side. You seem to be the outlier."
Tuesday
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Still no. If you having issues with your handlebars rubbing together, just have your head facing the other way. As I said, I've never had this issue and there is a reason they are designed this way."
Monday
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"This is a bad take. I'm able to lock my bike the way you described without issue, which is the correct way. Furthermore, many street installations have multiple U-racks spaced to pull in parallel, making your preferred method an obstacle. They…"
Monday
Tooscrapps replied to N B's discussion Potential legal grey area on non-'roadway' bike trails for hit and runs
"And yet the Dutch have figured out how to "norm" cycling without mandatory registration, licensing, and insurance. You still are responsible if you injure somebody, even if it's using something that isn't "registered".…"
Jul 12
Tooscrapps replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Uber
"While he was certainly in the wrong for stopping in a bike lane, that was some pretty poor bike-handling."
Jul 12
Tooscrapps replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Randolph / Michigan Ave madness
"Looks like the bike & parking lane on westbound Cortland at Elston at 5PM."
Jul 8
ketoguychicago replied to Tooscrapps's discussion LFT: Do we need barriers where the paths converge?
"I hope you're ok and that they are ok too. As this case reminds us when there is a collision with a pedestrian and a car, or a car and a cyclist, it isn't sensible to pile on and say car drivers are somehow bad people. Same/same here…"
Jun 28
Kevin Zolkiewicz replied to Tooscrapps's discussion LFT: Do we need barriers where the paths converge?
"I got into a crash earlier this week between Oak and North when a pedestrian ran across the bike path. This section is tricky since it gets very crowded during peak times. The pedestrian I ran into may have been attempting to access a water fountain…"
Jun 28
Mike Schwab replied to Tooscrapps's discussion LFT: Do we need barriers where the paths converge?
"Stop lines, stop signs?  Yield they would not even slow down.  And bollards present their own hazzards."
Jun 28
Tooscrapps posted a discussion

LFT: Do we need barriers where the paths converge?

Saw another bike/ped collision just north of Fullerton last night (both were ok). I've also had a couple of close calls with joggers entering/leaving the water fountains at Fullerton without looking.This got me thinking: would it make sense to put some sort of barrier between the paths where they converge so pedestrians aren't tempted to stray into the bike path just anywhere and cyclists have a better idea where pedestrians will be crossing?It's been said here before, but clearly there is a…See More
Jun 28
Tricolor replied to Tooscrapps's discussion Navy Pier Flyover Closure Notice: 6/24-6/27
"Since Dearborn's northbound bike lane runs on the left side of the street above Kinze it's a bit unnerving. Then it disappears and you have to move over to the right across two lanes, including a left turn lane. Dearborn's quiet…"
Jun 27

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Road, Divvy (bike share)
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Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Social
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Like to bike.

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