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When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
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So my girlfriend just informed me that she was in a bike-on-bike accident on the Lakefront Trail at Belmont. It's an area where separation has occurred and lines have been painted. But the old lines…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor on Tuesday.

UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
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I ride daily southbound on Halsted past the University of Illinois at Chicago during the evening rush. Between Harrison and Taylor there is always a row of parked cars waiting to pickup passengers.…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S Oct 3, 2017.

 

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Tricolor replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"The new bike path also shouldn't be longer than the original path. The lengths to which the Park district is going just to force traffic to use the Montrose underpass is getting ridiculous but at least the underpass isn't flooding like it…"
Tuesday
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"Agree, the new bike trail is only 12 feet wide, and is too narrow to safely pass another cyclist with any oncoming traffic. It should be wider. "
Tuesday
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"This sign is for a shared path. The goal of the lakefront trail separation project was to no longer have shared paths. What they need is a lot more of this: Combined with more of this:"
Tuesday
Ernesto Lube replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"Trail needs this "
Tuesday
Ernesto Lube replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"Yeah, that area sucks A LOT!"
Tuesday
dav replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
" I was on the LFP this weekend.  Belmont at the harbor is a garbage fire.  The markings are totally unclear as to who rides/walks where."
Tuesday
Tricolor replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"True, the new bike trails are narrower, with mud bogs or sand for shoulders."
May 17
Mark replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"Better markings will help separate runners and cyclists (except for Belmont to Ardmore), but just as dangerous are the narrower, bike-only sections of the LFT.  The new design allows for a total of only 3 cyclists abreast to safely pass each…"
May 16
Serge Lubomudrov replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"I don't think you're missing anything. The only confusing segment of the trail is the straight stretch along the Belmont Harbor. Are there pedestrian lanes on both sides of the bike path? Are there two-lane bike and pedestrian paths…"
May 16
Serge Lubomudrov replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"Yeah, right. Like people obey traffic signals and street markings. I observe 'what public wants' every day."
May 16
Tricolor replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"The concrete bit at Belmont is one path, just like the trail to the north. The separation is south of Belmont. Just follow the yellow line, except on the bridge over Diversy Harbor. And don't end up going in a circle around the totem pole. Or…"
May 16
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"This isn't behavior that can be "enforced". Good design doesn't need enforcement. If it's done properly, people will want to use the correct trails (and it will be clear which trail is for which purpose). If a public space…"
May 16
Serge Lubomudrov replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"Even when (if) it will be completed, who and how will enforce that separation?"
May 16
Ernesto Lube replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"That stinks :(  Many close calls there as well because of the line discrepancy. "
May 13
DerferMark replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"I agree it sucks. Hope your girlfriend was not seriously injured.  Some complaints/updates at https://twitter.com/BikeCHInorth and https://twitter.com/hashtag/chiLFT?src=hash"
May 12
Brian S replied to Yasmeen's discussion DC Proposal Would Be a Huge Change (For The Better) In Protecting People on Bikes
"Do you know any details about the program? Will it require the specially trained folks to appear in court when the tickets are inevitably challenged? That's one reason police don't issue the tickets themselves, as they don't want to…"
May 10

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