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ketoguychicago
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ketoguychicago replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"A standard city plow and a standard city driver make it quick and easy to clear the non-protected bike lane.  No extra concrete to buy and pour, no loss of original total roadway width for ambulances, bikes, cars, fire trucks, parkers, buses,…"
yesterday
ketoguychicago replied to Gage B.'s discussion Randolph bike lane between Clinton and canal
"It is really awkward there too for sure.  I think the best way to traverse that spot if heading west is actually to turn north on the Clinton bike lane for a block or so and then track west via the Lake Street bike lane over the Dan Ryan and…"
yesterday
ketoguychicago replied to Gage B.'s discussion Randolph bike lane between Clinton and canal
"Not sure if they read it here Gage B but you're right. Our dynamic for a number of "protected" bike lanes is that when separated from the auto lanes, they are in some circumstances much more like a new cross street, but located really…"
Wednesday
ketoguychicago replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Understood, however if our strategy is that the funding source is based on the scenario where from those article links and our own observations the Uber drivers, Fed-Ex drivers and poor people break the law and periodically block the bike lanes…"
Tuesday
ketoguychicago replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Their carpool mate (the driver doing the pickup and drop) was not into the traffic configuration snafu the way it was explained to me, and so that ended the car pool relationship.   For the ride shares, who probably don't make much…"
Tuesday
ketoguychicago replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"I totally get the math.  Meanwhile someone might say that rather than metaphorically on the pavement, that the money's just in someone's pocket, and as often as a fed-ex driver, it's in a poor person's pocket. If this…"
Tuesday
ketoguychicago replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"How were the PBL's Sunday/Monday after the snow?"
Tuesday
ketoguychicago replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Good points Skip.  Regarding maintenance - and for better or worse, a lot of initial bike lane construction funding came via one-time grants, including federal monies, but with caveats/earmarks that it be for construction versus for…"
Jan 13
ketoguychicago replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"A lot going on in this one.  Debris in the bike lane (as we lamented in another thread, absent a new funding source, or diverting from from another constituency, or more city debt to clean it once the April-Nov street sweeping ends) plus the…"
Jan 12
ketoguychicago replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"A lot going on with this one... Debris in the bike lane - only cleaned April - November absent a revenue source as we lamented in another thread.  Truck, personnel, car in the opposite bike lane to make room for driver coming around the…"
Jan 12
ketoguychicago replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"BikeLane.jpg A lot going on in this one.  Bike lane not cleaned (April - Nov via regular street sweeper only without bike lane cleaning funds as lamented in separate thread) fed ex truck, personnel, and car in the bike lane on the opposite side…"
Jan 12
ketoguychicago replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Pedestrian clipped by cyclist
"That's for sure Mike. And sort of like the Brown Line Train discussion, the "defy the signal and then wham-o" phenomenon influencing the gene pool as it was put in that thread has a way of catching up with folks. Right or wrong, when…"
Jan 10
ketoguychicago replied to Yasmeen's discussion All those f-bombs and birds flying free may be good for your health
"Ok Steve, that's funny. Well played sir."
Jan 10
ketoguychicago replied to Yasmeen's discussion Way to Make Friends... Get in Front of Another Cyclist and Coast
"As Ernesto points out above, happens with any gender.    What's so great about cycling (and competitive running) is that there's LOTS of overlap and variation across genders of gear, stamina, ability, effort, distance being…"
Jan 10
ketoguychicago replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Mayoral Candidate Dorthy Brown
"Indeed Mike, just as is pointed about above for a bike,  people use motorcycles, and for some it is their only means of transportation and they rely on it for enjoyment.  And every year they pay up the $45.00 fee.  It doesn't…"
Jan 10
ketoguychicago replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Mayoral Candidate Dorthy Brown
"Indeed, just as is pointed about above for a bike,  people use motorcycles, and for some it is their only means of transportation and they rely on it for enjoyment.  And every year they pay up the $45.00 fee.  It doesn't plug the…"
Jan 10

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Distance, Social, Touring
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Bike rider safety, group rides, touring, exercise.
About me:
In shape, like to ride, safety first.
My first bike:
Schwinn.

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