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LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
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The planned bike path route has many sharp turns and detours closer to the lake.  This doesn't seem very realistic.  If this is enforced, I may take streets south to Montrose and pick up the LFT…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor Aug 28, 2018.

Riding on Park District property
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A while back I believe someone posted the statute that allows riding on sidewalks and paths on Park District property.  Recently, some residents along Sheridan Road are trying to ban bikes from "The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlie Short 2.9 Nov 27, 2017.

"Free" Workouts on the LFT at Ohio?
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This week there has been a guy soliciting for free 10-minute workouts and then conducting an impromptu class right across from the drinking fountain near the steps at the curve near the Ohio…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duppie Oct 20, 2017.

Looking for a Hase Pino Allround Tandem

Trying to find a used Hase Pino Allround tandem to purchase.  Please notify me if you have one for sale.  Thanks!Continue

Tags: tandem, allround, pino, hase

Started Jun 30, 2015

 

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Mark replied to Jennifer on the lake's discussion Trail closure at LSD bridge tonight?
"The LFT and even the access from Lakeshore East to the LFT (through the parking lot north of Randolph) are open and not affected by this."
Thursday
Mark replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"I ride in the traffic lanes through this stretch along Washington every afternoon.  I feel safer than in the PBL."
Feb 8
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
Dec 8, 2018
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion 14 Cyclist (1 driver) Crash in Miami Area
"The posted limit is 55, so I guess "speed is not a factor" at least up to that. https://goo.gl/maps/gSpAdUbC5cM2 Also note how the sidewalk suddenly ends in the middle of nowhere... https://goo.gl/maps/v5jvoPceDKJ2 and the inaccessible bus…"
Nov 28, 2018
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion 14 Cyclist (1 driver) Crash in Miami Area
"SR-84 is basically a divided, one-way, three-lane expressway frontage road that runs along I-595.  There are sporadic 2-foot wide bike lanes that appear to be an after-thought in the road design.  I drove it a couple years ago and was…"
Nov 26, 2018
Mark replied to Gage B.'s discussion New Lakefront Path Pavement- Northside
"Not having at least the white lines on the outside edges of the LFT is a hazard, especially in the sections that have no lights, or are without functioning  lights.  I caught the edge trail just south of the Buena curve, but luckily…"
Nov 9, 2018
Mark replied to Gage B.'s discussion Incredibly unsafe Left Turn Green Light @ Chicago & Wells
"The left-turn arrow on Clark at Irving Park was changed from the beginning to the end of the green last year. I preferred the arrow at the beginning, as it was a cue that the green light was coming up. Another reason for the arrow at the end of the…"
Oct 22, 2018
Mark replied to William Kelly's discussion Cyclists of Chicagoland, unite!
"The meeting only focused on the section between Lawrence and Montrose.  The Park District was supposed to be there, but didn't show up, so there was no discussion about the LFT configuration.  There was opportunity for written…"
Oct 18, 2018
Mark replied to William Kelly's discussion Cyclists of Chicagoland, unite!
"I am planning to attend tonight.  What I find alarming is that while several new bridges are planned to make the "bike" path more direct by crossing over the various access points (good), but...when the "bike" path gets to…"
Oct 17, 2018
Mark replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"I saw trucks loaded with new beams for the flyover on site this morning."
Oct 3, 2018
Mark replied to Meg's discussion I don't want to hit you
"I've started covering my front light if riding or cutting my car headlights briefly when I encounter these ninjas.  That is if I see them in time to react.  Not sure if they get the message, or if they really care.  Unfortunately…"
Sep 28, 2018
Mark replied to Dawn's discussion New signs on old bike path
"So if I have to share a path with pedestrians, I'd rather share it with runners on the original path than with families with unpredictable little kids or pulling a cooler on their way to a picnic or a soccer game or a playground next to the new…"
Sep 12, 2018
Mark replied to Dawn's discussion New signs on old bike path
"So much for "separated" paths.  What a waste in this section!"
Sep 11, 2018
Mark replied to Dawn's discussion New signs on old bike path
"So have they posted corresponding "No Pedestrian" signs on the "Bike Only" portion of the LFT?"
Sep 10, 2018
Tricolor replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
"No commuter familiar with the trail is going to use the extra half-mile looping bit that's supposed to be for bikes. And the kink to cross under Montrose on the south side of the street is seriously sharp so everyone will be using the scenic…"
Aug 28, 2018
Mike Zumwalt replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
"I rode and followed the signs but you cant even ride to the under pass South of Belmont after the detour along the golf course service road. The thing is these trails and sidewalks have been in place for years, decades even and not maintained. Now…"
Aug 22, 2018

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