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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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Brian S replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Do You Think? "When Is an Electric Mountain Bike No Longer a Bicycle?"
"It would be interesting to see what the general cyclist's opinion would be if a law went into effect that no bicycle could be ridden faster than X mph. Let's say X is 15 mph.I think the general reaction would be that one size does not fit…"
Feb 23
Brian S replied to Brian S's discussion UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
"Oh man, I forgot to bring that up. It just idles there for a while. It causes CTA buses to backup regular traffic even worse. The bike lane is unusable, so add bikers into the mix of heavy vehicles squeezing from 3 lanes into 1."
Oct 3, 2017
Maurice replied to Brian S's discussion UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
"The UIC shuttle bus routinely parks in the southbound bike lane just south of Roosevelt."
Oct 3, 2017
Cw replied to Brian S's discussion UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
"Maybe this UIC officer didn't get the memo about bike lanes  :-/ Photo taken Saturday night on Halstead"
Oct 3, 2017
Brian S replied to Brian S's discussion UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
"A bit of an update: I don't know if it's related to the email I sent the local precinct, but I did see parking enforcement vehicles patrolling Halsted at UIC Monday evening. And, surprise, surprise, the lanes wet clear."
Oct 3, 2017
Gary Adams replied to Brian S's discussion UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
"It doesn't cost that much. The writer of that article just took the proposed first year cost of starting the program and divided it by the proposed amount of employees. It sounds extra scary that way. "
Oct 2, 2017
Argonne69 replied to Brian S's discussion UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
"Something is seriously messed up if it costs $90k a year to employ a ticket writer. We have massive unemployment in the city. We can't find 100 young, unemployed people and pay them $15 an hour? With benefits, that's probably $57k a year…"
Oct 2, 2017
Carter O'Brien replied to Brian S's discussion UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
"It's an interesting idea: https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-looks-to-add-50-super-ticket-writers-to-increase-revenues/ “One of the things expressed to me by my residents time and again is, `Why don’t we enforce the laws on…"
Oct 2, 2017
Cw replied to Brian S's discussion UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
"PREACH it Maurice! Also...here's a shameless plug for the Bike Lane Uprising project: Please sign up to be a prototype tester ;) https://www.whitehouseuprising.com/bikelaneuprising"
Sep 28, 2017
Maurice replied to Brian S's discussion UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
"Tony is right. Painting stripes means nothing if ignoring the stripes is normalized activity. Enacting steep fines means nothing if they are rarely imposed. By simply ignoring the problem, the city is telling drivers that what they're doing is…"
Sep 28, 2017
Cw replied to Brian S's discussion UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
"Unfortunately cars do appear to be using the bike lane on Harrison (West of Halstead) as an additional car lane.  "
Sep 27, 2017
Tony Adams replied to Brian S's discussion UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
"No. I mean, tactically perhaps, but strategically we need to keep the pressure on for enforcement and better design and maintenance. Especially at UIUC on Halsted where there are two pullout lanes for dropping off and picking up passengers.…"
Sep 27, 2017
spencewine replied to Brian S's discussion UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
"I ride this route both ways daily during morning and evening rush. Here is my take on it and my take on parking in bike lanes. It's going to happen. Rather than raging by hitting a car, you're better off paying attention to your…"
Sep 26, 2017
David Barish replied to Brian S's discussion UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
"School  pickup/dropoff zones are  especially ripe for difficult situations with a bike lane.  Neill Townsend was  killed in 2012 in  front  of the Payton  School  after  swerving  out of the …"
Sep 26, 2017
Maurice replied to Brian S's discussion UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
"Writing tickets for parking without a permit or without paying the meter doesn't help cyclists.   The WBEZ study compared bike lane violation reports to bike lane violation tickets.  We keep reporting violations but the city refuses…"
Sep 26, 2017
Tony Adams replied to Brian S's discussion UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
"One thing to consider is that the bike lane paint one much of that stretch, especially where the problem is the worst, in front of the Student Center and the Hull House Museum is almost totally missing. Sadly, is it probably worn off by all the car…"
Sep 26, 2017

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