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TowIt App (for Park Shaming!)
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Anyone use TowIt? It looks like it might have been developed in Canada..?I've never heard of anyone using this in Chicago (yet).…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dean Bekken May 1, 2015.

Bike Helmet Sales in Chicago
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I am in the market for a superbly ventilated bike helmet! I'm aware they can get quite pricey, so I was hoping if any of you know of any sales going on?My head is on the smaller side; I believe my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dan brown Apr 8, 2014.

Helmet Cameras?
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I am interested in purchasing a camera to mount on my helmet or frame. I nearly collided with a cab the other night, on his err, and realized it may be helpful to catch evidence of bad motorists in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by T.K. 3.5 mi Nov 26, 2013.

 

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Sam A. replied to Yasmeen's discussion It's Cold, Dark, and Wet... How Do You Stay Motivated to Keep Riding?
"I found out yesterday that my shower caps fits over my helmet perfectly! "
Oct 28, 2015
Sam A. commented on Brett Ratner's page Chainlinker Jaik Smith Set to Ride 4300 Miles for Cancer Research
"that's AWESOME Jaik! Best of luck to you on your adventurous journey. Looking forward to seeing your footage, videos and stories from the trip. Will you be momentarily changing your YouTube channel from "Chicago" to "US From a…"
Jul 15, 2015
Dean Bekken replied to Sam A.'s discussion TowIt App (for Park Shaming!)
"If its use were widespread and if authorities monitored #enforce940060, this would serve the same purpose."
May 1, 2015
Michael McArthur replied to Sam A.'s discussion TowIt App (for Park Shaming!)
"Or shape everyone up."
May 1, 2015
Thomas Bruzan replied to Sam A.'s discussion TowIt App (for Park Shaming!)
"To my way of thinking snitching seems like a death spiral that will bring everyone down."
Apr 29, 2015
Michael McArthur replied to Sam A.'s discussion TowIt App (for Park Shaming!)
"Also, here are some more current links. A lot has happened since January 19th! Newer: Web / Print - http://metronews.ca/news/toronto/1352256/new-app-helps-toronto-cyclists-report-vehicles-parked-in-bike-lanes/ Televison / Web -…"
Apr 29, 2015
Michael McArthur replied to Sam A.'s discussion TowIt App (for Park Shaming!)
"We advise all users to use precaution and be as "stealth" as possible when using TowIt. There's no need to let the driver know what you've done or captures. Take your picture (even get a friend to fake pose so it's less…"
Apr 29, 2015
Michael McArthur replied to Sam A.'s discussion TowIt App (for Park Shaming!)
"The only solid US connection we've had thus far (since we started development a few months ago) is from an officer in the City of San Luis Obispo, California. He wants to chat this week about implementing a real-time solution and promoting…"
Apr 29, 2015
Michael McArthur replied to Sam A.'s discussion TowIt App (for Park Shaming!)
"Strange, sorry about that. Maybe CloudFlare. :S"
Apr 29, 2015
Tom Z replied to Sam A.'s discussion TowIt App (for Park Shaming!)
"If there parked in a tow area they should get a ticket and possibly get towed. Drivers who follow the rules shouldn't have a problem. As both a driver and cyclist, I like this idea."
Apr 28, 2015
Tom Z replied to Sam A.'s discussion TowIt App (for Park Shaming!)
"It's working now... There may have been a hick-up at the time... I believe it was a server error 500, but all is good now."
Apr 28, 2015
Haddon replied to Sam A.'s discussion TowIt App (for Park Shaming!)
"Anything that ups the antagonism is a bad idea. And this app will do about as much good as car alarms. A towing costs a ton of money ($250?) it's sort of a dick move to jam someone who could be working, could have kids, struggling to get by,…"
Apr 28, 2015
Sam A. replied to Sam A.'s discussion TowIt App (for Park Shaming!)
"That's a start, Michael! Can you speak to what kind of reception your app has from US traffic authorities? That's great the downloads in the US are rising but seems like the critical piece is getting our cops to want to use the service too."
Apr 28, 2015
Anne Alt replied to Sam A.'s discussion TowIt App (for Park Shaming!)
Apr 28, 2015
Michael McArthur replied to Sam A.'s discussion TowIt App (for Park Shaming!)
"Hey there, Co-Founder of TowIt here (yay Google Alerts). We've had a single report in Chicago a few weeks ago. That said, we've been getting hundreds of downloads from across the USA over the last 48 hours or so. The app works all over…"
Apr 28, 2015
Tom Z replied to Sam A.'s discussion TowIt App (for Park Shaming!)
"Bring this to Chicago... I just tried to load towit.io website, looks like it's down."
Apr 27, 2015

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
networking with fellow Chicago cyclists

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