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Navy Pier Flyover progress
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I have never been able to find specific information about the Flyover project.It looks great, I am looking forward to riding on it.  We are told it is supposed to be done in "2018."  But when will…Continue

Tags: flyover, Lakefront

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Campbell Oct 16, 2017.

Where have all the bicycle messengers gone?
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My wife and I have not owned a car for over 30 years, and I have been biking to work, and biking everywhere else, for nearly 25 years.  We live on the north side of Chicago and walk, bike, or ride…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 14.5mi Sep 15, 2016.

 

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Tim Campbell replied to Mark Dawson's discussion Navy Pier Flyover progress
"See the article in today's Chicago Tribune."
Oct 16, 2017
Jeremy replied to Mark Dawson's discussion Navy Pier Flyover progress
"It does seem steep; hard to believe that is ADA compliant.  I wonder if people will still have the option of using the sidewalk next to LSD."
Oct 2, 2017
Gene Tenner replied to Mark Dawson's discussion Navy Pier Flyover progress
"From what I can see of the north end of the flyover the incline is pretty steep. I envision a lot of cyclists getting off their bikes shortly after starting. Not a very safe situation."
Oct 2, 2017
Mark replied to Mark Dawson's discussion Navy Pier Flyover progress
"Yes, looks like there is some excavating starting on the site of the future DuSable Park.  This may be to start preparing foundation for the support pillars for the final phase.  Plans also call for the two bridge houses to be hollowed out…"
Oct 2, 2017
Carter O'Brien replied to Mark Dawson's discussion Navy Pier Flyover progress
Oct 2, 2017
JeffB replied to Mark Dawson's discussion Navy Pier Flyover progress
"If I had to guess, I'd say it has something to do with the big construction project happening next to it, where they're clearing the land."
Oct 2, 2017
Mark Dawson replied to Mark Dawson's discussion Navy Pier Flyover progress
"What's particularly galling to me is the silence. Why can't the city talk to us? Why can't they tell us what is going on?"
Oct 1, 2017
Jim Reho replied to Mark Dawson's discussion Navy Pier Flyover progress
"On May 5th, 1961, the first American astronaut reached space.  On May 25th, John F. Kennedy declared that America would send a man to the moon.  On July 20, 1969, a little more than eight years later, that mission was accomplished. The…"
Oct 1, 2017
Tricolor replied to Mark Dawson's discussion Navy Pier Flyover progress
"At the end of 2017, it's still not to the Ogden Slip, let alone across the river. I haven't seen any progress at all since spring when some ugly fencing blocking access was replaced by some nicer barriers."
Oct 1, 2017
Mark Dawson replied to Yasmeen's discussion North Branch Trail in the group Chicagoland Bike Trails - News & Conditions
"Any word on when the construction will be complete on the North Branch Trail extension south to LaBaugh Woods Forest preserve, and Foster Avenue?  The trail seems to be in place, with a bed of crushed gravel. But when I looked at it last…"
May 11, 2017
Mark Dawson joined spencewine's group
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May 11, 2017
Tony Adams replied to Mark Dawson's discussion Navy Pier Flyover progress
"I've had mixed results - mostly no results at all asking questions via @ChicagoDOT on twitter."
Apr 14, 2017
Mike Schwab replied to Mark Dawson's discussion Navy Pier Flyover progress
"The entire project should be done during 2018.  Completed sections might be open to walkers using the stairs."
Apr 13, 2017
Gene Tenner replied to Mark Dawson's discussion Navy Pier Flyover progress
"You can email questions to questions@navypierflyover.com or call 312-464-0241. You can also connect with CDOT on social media: @ChicagoDOT and facebook.com/cdotnews."
Apr 13, 2017
Tom A.K. replied to Mark Dawson's discussion Navy Pier Flyover progress
"Mark, I think this is still going to a way off before completion and, to answer your earlier question, because of liability reasons, I'm sure no one will be permitted to use before it is officially opened, just like the 6O6 was handled."
Apr 13, 2017
Mark Dawson replied to Mark Dawson's discussion Navy Pier Flyover progress
"Thank you, but the official web page does not offer any completion dates."
Apr 13, 2017

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
A long time interest in biking.
About me:
I have not owned a car for over 30 years. My wife and I live on the north side of Chicago and bike, walk, and ride the L everywhere.
My first bike:
A three-speed Raleigh. My Dad brought it home for me one day, I don't know why, exactly. But I loved it.

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