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Steve Weeks
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  • Mundelein, IL
  • United States
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Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I agree. I find I'm a luke-warm advocate for bike lanes in general, but winter snow clearance is a major issue. The Jackson Blvd lane I take every workday is non-protected ("buffered"), and yet it is rarely plowed in the winter. This…"
Jan 19
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Is that one of the Light People watching you there? ;-)"
Jan 11
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Holy sh!t. That is a prime contender for the "Not My Job" award. SMFH"
Jan 8
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I try not to be too cynical. It's hard these days!"
Jan 7
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Reads well, sounds like it means business. Rarely, if ever, enforced."
Jan 7
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I agree. I was not thinking about new riders transitioning to the street. There's another role bike lanes may play: they might possibly entice a motorist or two to swap the car for a bike because of the constriction of the traffic lane (!). Or…"
Jan 1
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I feel your pain in many ways. Bike lanes are frustrating when they're not respected by motorists, when they're not cleared of snow and debris and when the street they're on is just too narrow (to list a few I've observed). My…"
Jan 1
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I was just able to log in with Chrome on Windows 7, so maybe there's some progress!"
Dec 21, 2018
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"However, I can confirm that it does not work with Windows 7... I couldn't even find a place to log in."
Dec 21, 2018
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Argonne69, I reported the Mercedes and the food truck for you... I had no issues using the protocol I outlined earlier ^^."
Dec 20, 2018
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Chrome works for me, as outlined earlier ^^. I'm using a Mac, if it makes any difference."
Dec 20, 2018
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Try this: Just now I was able to log on to 311 at this site: https://311.chicago.gov/s/?language=en_US Click on "Service Request" > "Transportation & Streets" > "Vehicles/Bicycles" > "Vehicle…"
Dec 19, 2018
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Just now I was able to log on to 311 at this site: https://311.chicago.gov/s/?language=en_US Click on "Service Request" > "Transportation & Streets" > "Vehicles/Bicycles" > "Vehicle Parked in Bike…"
Dec 19, 2018
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Earlier this year when I was using crutches and a boot, I frequently rode the #7 bus from Union Station to UIC. They almost always used the bike lane on Harrison; I do have to say that the driver would merge into traffic if there were a bicycle in…"
Dec 7, 2018
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"That's a special person, and that's their personal left-turn lane. I see this often on Jackson between Desplaines and Jefferson, though less often since the lane markings were re-done. When it happens, it's *multiple* special people."
Dec 7, 2018
Steve Weeks replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Look at all those squad cars ticketing the red car... oh, wait... :-("
Dec 5, 2018

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
About me:
I like to do as much of my own bike maintenance as possible. I've built 3 wheels for my folding commuter bike.

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