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Cycling Comptroller Saves the Day
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Adams Sep 20, 2017.

Veteran Chicago Fire Fighter dies 3 weeks after colliding with a car in Evergreen Park
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The description of the crash is kinda vague, but it sounds like somebody suddenly stopped in front of him, and he went over the handlebars and hit his head.  RIP …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ad Oct 14, 2016.

South Loop bike lane construction scheduled for next summer

Not sure if this was posted before, but they plan to slightly extend the Dearborn "protected" lane and to add some parking end caps, presumably like the concrete ones on Milwaukee.…Continue

Started Sep 2, 2016

 

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Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Sunk costs: how do they work?"
Jun 28, 2018
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Ran out of money? Traffic / parking enforcement is hugely profitable for municipalities. Cops writing tickets all day pay for their own salary several times over. Some small municipalities practically run on speed traps. CPD don't write…"
Jun 28, 2018
Maurice replied to berner fone's discussion ban men, probably
""it is sexist but not because women are here calling it out" Posted in a thread titled: "ban men, probably.""
Jun 28, 2018
Maurice replied to David Barish's discussion black, white, gray and the rules of the road
"Smoking sets a good example for children, apparently."
Jun 28, 2018
Maurice replied to David Barish's discussion black, white, gray and the rules of the road
"I find that a vocal critic's knowledge of the law usually is incorrect. "You are not supposed to be on the sidewalk.”  It's not illegal to sit on your bike on a sidewalk if you're not moving. It's…"
Jun 27, 2018
Maurice replied to berner fone's discussion ban men, probably
"I don't shoal but routinely get shoaled by cyclists of both sexes, especially Divvys. Men probably shoal me more often than women do, because most cyclists are men.   But carry on with your casual sexism."
Jun 27, 2018
Maurice replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Updates: Ryne San Hamel Pleads Guilty, Receives 10 Days in Jail
"tl; dr   He released an old Burge victim on bond after the special prosecutor failed to explain how the State intends to prove him guilty of murder under an accountability theory when it hasn't even bothered to contact any…"
Jun 24, 2018
Maurice replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Red means stop
"Thought about posting this in "Missed Connections," but I know that you heard me.   You: "Blond" on a Divvy staring at your phone while rolling full speed through a red light, nearly t-boning me. Me: Commuter proceeding…"
Jun 24, 2018
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"All within the last 24 hours: - 2 cars parked in the Clinton 2-way lanes, right next to legal spaces. - 8 cars parked in the State "protected" lane near the post office (including a Jeep with a bike rack), right next to legal…"
Jun 4, 2018
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Well said.   It's not enough to throw a coat of paint on the ground. The next, vital step is to normalize bike lanes as an area exclusive to cyclists. Instead, the city is normalizing bike lanes as an area to park a vehicle,…"
May 29, 2018
Maurice replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Driving to work up Dearborn this morning, two cars blew the red after the light cycled. After I crossed the intersection, a THIRD car blew the red, narrowly missing pedestrians, cars, and cyclists who had the right of way. He was met with…"
May 23, 2018
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"They know it's a bike lane. They just don't care, and the city gives them no reason to care.   Bike cops were out in force in the South Loop today...casually cycling past countless cars parked in the bike lane without even batting an…"
May 23, 2018
Maurice replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I do stuff like that too, but we probably shouldn't. Very near the intersection you mentioned, a cyclist was killed by a bus driver who may have run the red without looking."
May 22, 2018
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Harrison is always bad but, as lunch time yesterday, every single block from Wells to Halsted had at least one vehicle parked in the lane. Some blocks had 10+ vehicles parked on both sides.   At lunch time today, two box trucks were…"
May 16, 2018
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"There was a box truck unloading in the Dearborn lane during afternoon rush yesterday. I carefully used the (crowded) sidewalk to pass it, only to be nearly hit by a car pulling out of an alley without looking both ways.   Some of…"
May 3, 2018
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Washington (especially between Canal and Franklin) continues to be an issue.   This morning, there was an Uber parked in the lane just east of Canal, despite plenty of room around the corner and across the street. No passenger in sight. At…"
May 2, 2018

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What I ride:
Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town

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