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  • Chicago, IL
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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?
"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…"
Wednesday
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
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
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Like I said, I "ran into" him.   ;)"
May 2
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I didn't get a pic but, during my commute this morning, I ran into an Uber driver parked perpendicularly across the Dearborn lanes, making it nearly impossible to pass in either direction as he slowly unloaded 3 passengers."
May 1
Maurice replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Red means stop
"I personally stop for reds unless it's like 2am.   But I don't care what other people do, unless they're somehow blocking my path."
Apr 30
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Whenever I see something like that, I'm always tempted to ride to the front of the line and then stop in front of the first car indefinitely."
Apr 20
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion Local Bike Shops: Share Your Favorites
"I have to dissent on Blue City Cycles. That's my neighborhood shop, and we've used them since they opened to support a local business, even for simple stuff that I can do myself. They've gotten extremely lackadaisical, and…"
Mar 26
Maurice replied to Jim Reho's discussion Sad Uber Event
"Robot cars don't need to be perfect. They just need to be better than human-driven cars.   That's a pretty low bar, since over 100 people per day are killed by human drivers in the US alone.   No reason to think that the…"
Mar 20
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Kinda glad I didn't witness that. I would not have been able to resist the urge to either ride up the ramp or pick up all the cones at throw them at this asshole."
Mar 19
Maurice replied to Jeremy's discussion judicial retention vote
Mar 6
Maurice replied to dav's discussion Bicycle's in Union Station???
"It used to be possible to use the auto ramp entrances on Clinton to roll right down to the platforms, completely avoiding the Great Hall and all stairs.   Those entrances are much more "secured" now, so I…"
Feb 28
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Saw a couple of Dept. of Revenue employees writing tix near Randolph / Dearborn around lunchtime.   Always a welcome sight."
Feb 26
Maurice replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"My MO is to walk my bike directly at the smoker who is leaning on the rack, even if there is another space available. After a couple of seconds, they realize that they're leaning on a parking space, and invariably say "sorry" and move…"
Feb 20
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Experiences like this make me think that shared bike/bus lanes might be the wave of the future.   Most cyclists don't have loud horns and none have the intimidating physical presence of a bus."
Jan 19
Maurice replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cold Snap
"Still riding. Just have to remember to slow down at slippery spots. I almost wiped out this morning making what normally would be a routine U-turn.   Getting by with the old beard/scarf combo instead of a balaclava/facemask, which…"
Dec 28, 2017

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

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