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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?
"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
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
Maurice replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Red means stop
"It's not possible to pass safely on the right IN A DOOR ZONE . . . but there are other instances where it's a much better option than pulling into auto traffic.   For example, if a DIVVY is stopped on the left side of an…"
May 29
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
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
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
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
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

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

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