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Randolph bike lane between Clinton and canal
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Can we get the city to redo this and admit that they made a mistake with this design?  You’re either about to get right hooked here by cars turning right, without looking for you and or then running…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago yesterday.

Aggressive left turns.
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How often does this happen to everyone? You’re cycling through an intersection and a car is waiting to turn left and right as you clear them they are practically turning into your rear wheel. What…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Lazzaro Jan 8.

Angry City.
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I ask myself all the time why I continue to ride in this city. Everyone is so angry and only worried about themselves. It’s all about me before you. Why do we continue to ride when there is so much…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Dec 26, 2018.

Incredibly unsafe Left Turn Green Light @ Chicago & Wells
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There is an incredibly unsafe configuration of the left turn green light at Chicago onto Wells. At 99% of intersections in Chicago, the left turn green light happens before the actual full on green…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S Nov 16, 2018.

 

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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
V W replied to Gage B.'s discussion Randolph bike lane between Clinton and canal
"The canal/randolph intersection gets all the (well deserved) hate but can we give a little attention to the clusterf*ck where it spits you out at clinton and randolph? Bikers on the clinton bike lane who are waiting at the light pull all the way up…"
Thursday
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to Gage B.'s discussion Randolph bike lane between Clinton and canal
"Lately made more challenging to navigate with the homeless person camped out at the end on the sidewalk near Clinton."
Thursday
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Gage B.'s discussion Randolph bike lane between Clinton and canal
"Agree that this current bike-lane-on-sidewalk configuration doesn't work. I don't ride through here often, but every time I do I see cyclists just riding in the street, and pedestrians standing in the bike lane on the sidewalk. Some…"
Thursday
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
clp replied to Gage B.'s discussion Randolph bike lane between Clinton and canal
"Another example of waste of street space, squandered bike-improvement funds, and the public's patience. STOP THE INSANITY!   NO MORE BIKE LANES!"
Wednesday
Gage B. replied to Gage B.'s discussion Randolph bike lane between Clinton and canal
"Is anyone aware if CDOT reads thechainlink?"
Wednesday
Gage B. posted a discussion

Randolph bike lane between Clinton and canal

Can we get the city to redo this and admit that they made a mistake with this design?  You’re either about to get right hooked here by cars turning right, without looking for you and or then running over pedestrians standing in the path waiting to cross the street.See More
Wednesday
Paul Lazzaro replied to Gage B.'s discussion Aggressive left turns.
"They want you to know that your presence on the street annoys them.  Streets are for cars, not for people!"
Jan 8
ketoguychicago replied to Gage B.'s discussion Aggressive left turns.
"I agree with Mike W's sentiment about being careful..."
Jan 4
mike w. replied to Gage B.'s discussion Aggressive left turns.
"i hope that when you're dead right you don't get right dead! There are a lot of homicidal drivers out there!"
Jan 4
Ernesto Lube replied to Gage B.'s discussion Aggressive left turns.
"Yes, cameras with a constantly flashing light as a warning, maybe, would deter red running drivers.  Last summer, there was a group of pedestrians ready to cross and I told them that as soon as we get the walk signal, we cross. Did so only to…"
Jan 4
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Gage B.'s discussion Aggressive left turns.
"Haha. Awesome.  I also typically start crossing here as soon as I get the signal, but almost every time I have to stop and wait for a few red-light-running motorists to complete their turn and clear the intersection, and they often get super…"
Jan 4
Ernesto Lube replied to Gage B.'s discussion Aggressive left turns.
"Thanks, Phillip. I failed to mention that the bus was void of passengers - I think that's why the driver felt the liberty to yell. I hope he's allergic to asparagus, and if he has a dog and does pick up his dog's poop, there's an…"
Jan 4
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Gage B.'s discussion Aggressive left turns.
"That intersection is particularly bad for motorists running the red on the South Bound left turn arrow. Also, there is no CTA bus route that goes down Oak. Not sure why they would even be making that turn. Regardless, glad to hear you're…"
Jan 4
Ernesto Lube replied to Gage B.'s discussion Aggressive left turns.
"Last night, around 5:40ish PM, I was at the intersection of Oak St. and Michigan Ave. I always cross at that crosswalk, off the bike, walking. And I always cross as soon as I get the walk signal going north. Always. I don’t care if up to five…"
Jan 4

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