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Bike Lanes Ain't Cheap, But They're Worth It!
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Seattle is wondering why it's costing so much to expand its bike lanes. It may only be able to provide half of the fifty miles promised because of the costs.5-21-2018 Seattle Times/Mike LindblomFor…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Henri yesterday.

Cyclists in South L.A. Fighting for Safer Streets after Hit-and-Run Fatality 4-19-18

4-19-18 Recent cycling-related turmoil in Southern Los Angeles. Cyclists fighting for safer streets and respect after hit-and-run fatality and incident injury."Cyclists are demanding safer streets to…Continue

Started Apr 16

4-9-18 Paris-Roubaix Cyclist Dies After Crash/Cardiac Arrest
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Michael Goolaerts, 23, RIP. For the full article: http://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/43691211 The cycling world mourns the tragic death of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt M. 18.5KM Apr 11.

New Federal Transportation Grants Ditch Bikes, Walkways 4-8-18
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4-8-18It's not too surprising that the current administration is clearly not supporting "greenways", "complete streets" and bike lanes.For the full article :…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike w. Apr 8.

 

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David Henri replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Bike Lanes Ain't Cheap, But They're Worth It!
"That's not just a bike lane.  It's more like a street reconstruct."
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Bike Lanes Ain't Cheap, But They're Worth It!

Seattle is wondering why it's costing so much to expand its bike lanes. It may only be able to provide half of the fifty miles promised because of the costs.5-21-2018 Seattle Times/Mike LindblomFor the full article :https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/12-million-a-mile-heres-how-bike-lane-costs-shot-sky-high-in-seattle/Seattle may have to reduce the miles of future bike lanes because of high costs.Why are they so expensive? There are many costs involved in any bike lane project then just paving a few new lanes. I'm certain similar costs in Chicago and other major cities also affect the expansion of bike lanes, but in the…See More
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Tom A.K. replied to BikeScnhook's discussion Waterproof bike clothing...for fatsos???
"Waterproof pants ebay $27.61 Bike The L.S.D. is Sunday"
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Tom A.K. commented on E A's group Chicago Ride of Silence
"https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aH_BAAev1XQ (4:26) Chicago Ride of Silence  2018 video by Josh Fuller"
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Tom A.K. liked Tom A.K.'s event Bike The 2nd Ward with Alderman Brian Hopkins 2018
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Bike The 2nd Ward with Alderman Brian Hopkins 2018 at Lake Shore Park, 808 N. Lakeshore Drive

May 20, 2018 from 7:30am to 12:30pm
https://rnrachicago.org/events/bike-the-2nd-ward-with-alderman-brian-hopkins-sunday-5-20-18-in-memory-of-commander-paul-bauer/Bike The 2nd Ward with Alderman Brian Hopkins! Free refreshments, T-shirts, and  bike safety checks!RSVP at Bikethe2ndWard.Eventbrite.comFree Event! …See More
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Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion CRoS Today * 2017 Chicago Cycling Fatalities: 8* (2* rail-transit-related, 'off-street') CDOT 2017 Count: 6
May 16
Tom A.K. commented on E A's group Chicago Ride of Silence
"The Chicago Ride of Silence is tomorrow, Wednesday night, gathering at the Eternal Flame in the plaza at 5 30pm, leaving at 6:30pm sharp. Traveling in silence till~8:15pm. Refreshments and snacks after the ride. Free! Donations welcomed! Please join…"
May 15
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion 2017 Chicago Cycling Fatalities: 8* (2* rail-transit-related, 'off-street') CDOT 2017 Data: 6 (official recorded count)
"The Chicago Ride of Silence is tomorrow, Wednesday night, gathering at the Eternal Flame in the plaza at 5:30pm, leaving at 6:30pm sharp. Traveling in silence till~8:15pm. Refreshments and snacks after the ride. Free! Donations…"
May 15
Tom A.K. is attending Chicago Ride of Silence's event

Chicago Ride of Silence at Daley Plaza's Eternal Flame

May 16, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
DATE: May 16, 2018 (always the 3rd Wednesday of May) TIME: Gather at 6:00 pm; Depart at 6:30pm WHERE: Hundreds of locations world wide; Eternal Flame (Daley Plaza) in Chicago One day. One Time. World wide.On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RideofSilenceChicago/ Communities throughout Chicagoland participate in the Ride of Silence including: Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Joliet, Oak Park, Oak Lawn, and Peoria. Wherever you ride, we ride in unity.www.rideofsilence.org/chicagoFacebook: www.facebook.com/RideofSilenceChicagoTwitter: @RideofSilenceChJoin the annual Ride of Silence, an organized annual cycling procession honoring those that have been injured or killed. The goal is to raise awareness that we are here, and to ask that we all share…See More
May 15
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Chicago 2017 Cycling Fatalities: 8* (*1 transit-related) - Ride of Silence Tomorrow Night 5-16-18 in the group Chicago Ghost Bikes
"The Chicago Ride of Silence 2018 is tomorrow, Wednesday night, gathering at the Eternal Flame in the plaza at 5:30pm, leaving at 6:30pm sharp. Traveling in Silence till~8:15pm.                   …"
May 15
Tom A.K. left a comment for Tom A.K.
"Thanks, good luck, just 'keep on pedaling' and see you all down the road! . . . https://youtu.be/eLVINXjUF20 (4:50)"
Apr 19
Tom A.K. commented on Tom A.K.'s event * Midnight Bike Ride * New Ride Date 9-13-18 *
"Yep! . . . https://youtu.be/A46VTAAIEZc (2:32)"
Apr 19
Tom A.K. liked Tom A.K.'s event Midnight Bike Ride 4-19-18
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Tom A.K. commented on Tom A.K.'s event Midnight Bike Ride 4-19-18
Apr 18
Tom A.K. replied to Jane's discussion Bicycle parking at the new Dan Ryan 95th L station
"https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en.html ----"Who is the best person to complain to?" Why not request a response from city hall? Ask Rahm Emanuel."
Apr 17
Tom A.K. replied to cutifly's discussion Celebs on bikes
"Barbara Bush Rest in Peace"
Apr 17
Tom A.K. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion New bike share a step closer to being tested in Chicago
Apr 17
Tom A.K. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Downtown Chicago double-parkers, beware: Fines to triple to $300
"Delivery trucks do occasionally (but probably not frequently enough) get parking tickets for violating downtown parking laws. You might not notice it when it is placed on the truck, or removed by the driver. I have a good source who says that the…"
Apr 17
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Proposal to triple the cost of delivery trucks double-parking fines. $100 up to $300. Just the 'cost of business' for delivery companies.…"
Apr 16

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid, Cruiser
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
To be part of the cycling community and affect positive change.
Did a friend invite you? If yes, add their name here.
Julie Hochstadter, and I also have to add before I go, Elizabeth Adamczyk and h' Howard .
About me:
I'm just a 'normal' person who has loved bicycling all my life. I am a 'creative', a person with an intense love of all things positive. I also have a sense of humor.
My first bike:
Sears 20" (RIP)recycled

that's it for me here . . . i'll let the cat takeover . . .

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At 1:08am on April 19, 2018, Tom A.K. said…

https://youtu.be/wlN6zsJ2bco (3:20):-) . . . ♡

At 12:55am on April 19, 2018, Tom A.K. said…

Thanks, good luck, just 'keep on pedaling' and see you all down the road! . . .
https://youtu.be/eLVINXjUF20 (4:50)

At 6:45pm on November 5, 2017, Tom A.K. said…

that's it for me here . . . i'll let the cat takeover

At 12:41am on November 4, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
At 10:35am on October 31, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
10/31/12 R.I.P. Cyclist Leanid Belabarody '53' + "You are not forgotten". Honoring the memory of the little known cyclist death on Halloween in 2012. Leanid was right hooked by a truck from Indiana at the N.E. corner of Augusta and Ashland at ~10am. He was perhaps returning from a shopping trip in the triangle area. This cyclists' death has been quietly remembered. His memory needs only to be honored by all, riding safely. Thank you. . . .
At 12:14am on July 28, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
At 12:08am on June 17, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
At 2:30pm on December 31, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
At 5:47pm on October 31, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
10/31/12 R.I.P. Cyclist Leanid Belabarody '53' "You are not forgotten". Honoring the memory of the little known cyclist death on Halloween in 2012. Leanid was right hooked by a truck from Indiana at the N.E. corner of Augusta and Ashland at ~10am. He was perhaps returning from a shopping trip in the triangle area. This cyclists' death has been quietly remembered. His memory needs only to be honored by all, riding safely. Thank you. +
At 12:11am on September 23, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
Rest in peace + , Keith Latz, 57, family friend, passed away suddenly, while cycling.
 
 
 

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