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JUMP bikes in Chicago?
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Has anyone seen these around town? I saw this one on Clark at Randolph this morning (11/2/17). This is the first I've seen. Are they going to be competition for Divvy? I was on my own bike so I…Continue

Tags: Divvy, JUMP, Bikeshare

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. Oct 11.

New(ish) trail in Lincolnwood
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Apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere, but while riding on Pratt last week, I came across what looked to be a new trail that runs NE-SW between McCormick and Crawford. It doesn't show up on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S Aug 10, 2017.

Chicago’s 606 trail to be extended eastward, past Kennedy Expressway and river
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Started this discussion. Last reply by JustWill Sep 13, 2016.

New South Side Lakefront Trail

Looks like it opens June 18, 2016:…Continue

Started Jun 7, 2016


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Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to JeffB's discussion JUMP bikes in Chicago?
"Yeah, what a messed up connection of trying to be bicycle friendly and posing a danger at the same time."
Oct 11
Jennifer on the lake replied to JeffB's discussion JUMP bikes in Chicago?
"Too bad they already lost them having their drivers use our lanes for pickup/dropoff. I am waiting for the Uber driver striking the Jump cyclist in an Uber-sponsored bike lane. Who sues whom in that situation?"
Oct 11
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to JeffB's discussion JUMP bikes in Chicago?
"Jump bikes, which is owned by UBER is trying to win the hearts of the cycling community by offering free bicycle rides to groups like CCMand others."
Oct 11
JeffB replied to Bob A.'s discussion You Moved and Damaged My Bike to Park Yours (Loop - LaSalle Street)
"I prefer perpendicular on the inverted-U racks. It prevents interference between handlebars/cables or between handlebars and seats/back-rack-crates.  Plus it allows for the possibility of a third bike to straddle the top bar. And if its a…"
Oct 3
JeffB replied to Andy J's discussion Passing/Filtering on the Right?
"This article is over 5 years old, but discusses the ambiguities: In it, a spokesperson for the Illinois League of Bicyclists said it…"
Sep 24
JeffB replied to Tooscrapps's discussion Attention Cyclist-Motorists, Wells Automotive Service doesn't want your business
"I had a run in with a driver in a Wells truck a year or so ago on Elston. He was parked in the bike lane right next to several open parking spaces in the parking lane that is supposed to act as a buffer between the bike lane and traffic.  I…"
Sep 13
JeffB replied to Brian's discussion Will Elston Protected Lanes Be Repaved?
"I'm not a fan of the new protected lanes on Elston.  It was just fine as it was.  Now when it floods in the underpass north of Milwaukee or in the northbound lane north of Division, you can't go around it due to the barrier. You…"
Sep 12
JeffB replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
"FYI, according to the park district Twitter, the trail from Ardmore to Berwyn (Foster beach) will be closed starting Monday July 9."
Jul 8
JeffB replied to Yasmeen's discussion Silly, Illogical Bike Rules
"In Chicago you can just roll your bike onto a CTA train, as long as its not during the rush hours, I think 7-9am and 4-6pm, or during busy event days.  Metra has similar restrictions and sometimes you're at the mercy of the conductor who…"
Jun 25
JeffB replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"For me its the smokers who huddle around the door to the bike room in my building. Its brief, but still an annoyance since I'm breathing a little harder at the end of my ride. Especially since these people are breaking the law. There's…"
Feb 16
JeffB replied to bobweiser's discussion How far you've ridden in 2018
"320 miles for January. Rode the cold front this first morning of February. Nice 32 degree ride, but I felt the chill at my back. Expecting teens on the ride home."
Feb 1
JeffB replied to Yasmeen's discussion Best of 2017 - What was your best ride/experience/accomplishment of 2017?
"Passing 100,000 km (62K+ miles) since I started keeping track back in 2005"
Jan 19
JeffB replied to bobweiser's discussion How far you've ridden in 2018
"65 miles for the first week of 2018 in the deep freeze. My first ride above freezing temps this morning was interrupted by a flat."
Jan 8
JeffB replied to bobweiser's discussion How far you've ridden in 2017
"Finished the year at 5765. My informal goal each year is 5200, so this was a good one. Happy New Year!"
Dec 31
JeffB replied to bobweiser's discussion How far you've ridden in 2017
"When I passed 60,000 miles back in August (since I started keeping track in 2005), my nephew's Italian girlfriend asked me how many kilometers that was. I guessed near 100,000, but was off by 2137 miles. So since I love round numbers, I made…"
Nov 20, 2017
Caiken replied to JeffB's discussion JUMP bikes in Chicago?
"there was just a TON of coverage about how this is going down on Streetsblog, link:  "To address this, the group is partnering with the dockless electric bike-share company Jump Mobility, which sponsored the launch event, to bring…"
Nov 8, 2017

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