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New bike share a step closer to being tested in Chicago
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After months of radio silence about whether Chicago will let dockless bike share come to town, last week city officials finally confirmed that they met with vendors in March and could launch a pilot…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Apr 17.

Preventing Cycling Arm and Hand Injuries
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One survey found that approximately 31 percent of cyclists reported overuse hand problems. It is important to take precautions to protect your arms and hands from injury, which can arise from one or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W Apr 17.

Downtown Chicago double-parkers, beware: Fines to triple to $300
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At the behest of downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd), the Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety on Monday moved to triple — from $100 to $300 — the fine for parking or loading in a lane of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Argonne69 8 hours ago.

Lima’s beautiful boulevard bike paths could be a hit in Chicago

Lima’s beautiful boulevard bike paths could be a hit in ChicagoBy John Greenfield @greenfieldjohnI biked my way through Lima, Peru, earlier this month, and while the streets are crazy congested, one…Continue

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Argonne69 replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Downtown Chicago double-parkers, beware: Fines to triple to $300
"If a customer isn't keeping their loading dock clear, then they shouldn't get their delivers. A few incidents with missed delivers should send a clear message that they need to ensure that the docks are clear. Some times the customer…"
8 hours ago
Paul Peel replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Downtown Chicago double-parkers, beware: Fines to triple to $300
"As a driver of one of these delivery trucks I have to say you couldn't be more wrong.  There is far from enough loading zones and dock space to accommodate trucks downtown. And often buildings that have designated loading zones do not make…"
9 hours ago
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Argonne69 replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Downtown Chicago double-parkers, beware: Fines to triple to $300
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Ernesto Lube replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Downtown Chicago double-parkers, beware: Fines to triple to $300
"Yes! Needs to happen more often. "
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Cheryl replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Downtown Chicago double-parkers, beware: Fines to triple to $300
"^^^^ This."
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Argonne69 replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Downtown Chicago double-parkers, beware: Fines to triple to $300
"Holy Moly. I actually witnessed a ticket being written for a Coke truck double parked in the bike lane this morning on south Wells St. I stopped to take a photo, and I clapped for the Revenue Department employee writing the ticket. She laughed. I…"
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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
Apr 17
Tom A.K. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion New bike share a step closer to being tested in Chicago
Apr 17
Douglas Price replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Downtown Chicago double-parkers, beware: Fines to triple to $300
"They should add the cost of a tow. I'm confused why they need to park on the street, though, when it seems that even downtown there are ample alleys and loading docks where they could legitimately do their work."
Apr 17
V W replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Preventing Cycling Arm and Hand Injuries
"I'm going to take a wild guess that this is more prevalent with road bikes and fixies and bikes with that more aggressive posture. I'd love to see a breakdown on injuries statistics broken down by type of bike. I know many cyclists…"
Apr 17
David Barish replied to Gene Tenner's discussion New bike share a step closer to being tested in Chicago
"I saw  Lime Bikes when I  was in downtown Rockford yesterday.   I did not see any riders but I saw plenty of  bikes.  20180416_101221.jpg"
Apr 17
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Tom A.K. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Downtown Chicago double-parkers, beware: Fines to triple to $300
"Delivery trucks do occasionally (but probably not frequently enough) get parking tickets for violating downtown parking laws. You might not notice it when it is placed on the truck, or removed by the driver. I have a good source who says that the…"
Apr 17
Argonne69 replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Downtown Chicago double-parkers, beware: Fines to triple to $300
"A good sign, but seriously, there are very few violators on Dearborn. Based on the BikeLaneUprising data, Franklin St is the main hotspot in the 42nd Ward. This is what really pisses me off. Thousands of 311 reports have been submitted to the city,…"
Apr 17
Douglas Price replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Downtown Chicago double-parkers, beware: Fines to triple to $300
"It's frustrating considering how fervently (daily) they'll ticket you if you forget to renew your registration, but god forbid they write some higher value tickets for people actually impacting others."
Apr 17

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What I ride:
Recumbent
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Solutions to problems
About me:
I am the Communications Director for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters which represents 47,000 union men and women in three states who swing a hammer for a living. I work as a volunteer to aid refugees from southern Sudan and its western region Darfur who are now living in Illinois. I am on 46th Ward Alderman James Cappelman’s Transportation, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Team and am the guy on the lakefront with the pink flamingo on his trike.

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At 9:53am on June 25, 2012, in it to win it 8.0 mi said…

Gene, was that you riding for Cappleman in yesterday's parade.  I got dizzy just watching you!!!

 
 
 

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