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Where to post bike project ideas
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Does the city (and/or neighborhoods) have a public posting board of some kind for bike project ideas?A few ideas come to mind off-hand:Create at least 1-2 bike- and pedestrian-only pathways over the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChicagoCyclist on Tuesday.

Thinking outside the box on sustainable transit
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Capitalism is the Driving force behind Automobiles Major transformation. Outside the box thinking is not 10% improvement. This is a very common motif. Instead, let's think about 10x improvement! This…Continue

Tags: bike-only, politics, 10x, improvement, transit

Started this discussion. Last reply by David S. Apr 15.

 

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David S. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"KG: You are absolutely correct to point out as you did "For most of humanity's existence, having everything within walking distance was pretty much a required part of life." Fortunately for humanity, the industrial revolution (and…"
9 hours ago
David S. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Btw, forgot to mention, thanks for your detailed and thought-out response KG!"
9 hours ago
David S. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"There is definitely a disconnect. Many around the world now see climate change as the foremost issue facing humanity. Do you see it in this way? From politicians, researchers, private citizens are calls for 100% renewable energy driven solutions, as…"
10 hours ago
David S. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Moreover, no bicyclist may be passed on any one-way street, nor may the bicyclist be encourage to move aside and let traffic go through. Furthermore, autos shall yield to any bicyclist approaching a four-way stop sign intersection when said…"
20 hours ago
David S. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"New speed limit rule until bikes and autos are fully segregated: Every other hour, speed limits on all non-highway lanes will be reduced to 5mph and no bicyclist shall be passed. Furthermore, autos must drive with no music and all windows down so as…"
21 hours ago
David S. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"How about: If the bicyclist has slowed down some rough percentage, say 10%, all other traffic must yield when the bicyclist is in the intersection."
21 hours ago
David S. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Idaho stops: Auto drivers must yield to bicyclists until the day that auto drivers have to somehow expend bicycle-equivalent energy to get across the intersection. But really, bicyclists ought to demand more road space on a regular basis. Why do…"
21 hours ago
David S. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Jane Jacobs: "Not TV or illegal drugs but the automobile has been the chief destroyer of American communities.” Per Wikipedia (motor vehicle fatalities in the US by year), pedestrian deaths are included in annual fatalities and make…"
23 hours ago
David S. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Just to get started with a response: David, that graph shows remarkable improvement in deaths per motor vehicle mile.   That is certainly one story to read from this data. Here is another. Let's assume an average of 30,000 deaths per…"
yesterday
David S. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"How about this: When there is as much money poured into bike infrastructure as there is for cars, then bikes can obey all the rules of the road. This applies to one-ways, stop signs, red lights, etc., etc."
yesterday
David S. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Re: Wrong way on one-ways. They're only the wrong way until someone gets around to painting the bike-path in the opposite direction. See, e.g., Wood St. near Milwaukee, Berteau, etc."
yesterday
David S. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"How many deaths annually are caused by passenger rail (subway, metro, commuter, inter-city, and long-distance)? How is the war on autos faring?"
Saturday
ChicagoCyclist replied to David S.'s discussion Where to post bike project ideas
"Hi -- Check out the City of Chicago's "Streets for Cycling 2020 Plan" at https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/city/depts/cdot/bike/general/ChicagoStreetsforCycling2020.pdf.  Improving conditions for cycling across the whole…"
Tuesday
Bicycle Poet replied to David S.'s discussion Where to post bike project ideas
"Dear David S., I greatly appreciate your original post as well as your thoughtful follow-up post to clp. I share your general desire for fundamental changes in our transportation norms and infrastructure. I…"
Tuesday
Phillip Hutchinson replied to David S.'s discussion Where to post bike project ideas
"I think the Navy Pier flyover is great. There's nothing about it that I would describe as "over-built or over-engineered".  Here are some examples of similarly "fancy" bike infrastructure in Europe that go well beyond…"
Tuesday
David S. replied to David S.'s discussion Thinking outside the box on sustainable transit
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Apr 15

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What I ride:
Road, Vintage, Divvy (bike share)
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
1) Let's improve bike infrastructure (worldwide)!
2) Good to meet people and have community!
Did a friend invite you? If yes, add their name here.
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About me:
New to Chicago as of August 2018. UIC graduate student in computer science (PhD), for both MS and PhD combined. Male, 35. Run my own company as a software developer (https://fbiz.us) and web crawling expert.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://fbiz.us
My first bike:
Too long ago to remember!

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