"Thanks John! Your route looks more interesting than my usual route up to the North Branch: Diversey west to R on Elston; north to R on Central, north to L to Devon & Caldwell and Bike Path...about 9 miles.
Is there any place to…"
"Years ago mike, Lincoln Park used to welcome all who came...back in the 1970's there were abandoned houses and old factories. Those of us who initially moved from the suburbs LIKED the old architecture, the ethnic diversity, and car-less…"
"Another thought, if you want to avoid that sketchy section of the DPT is to use the #90-Harlem CTA bus, which will take you directly to the Forest Park Green Line Terminal where the Prairie Path begins...east of the Des Plaines River. And you…"
"Thanks for the timely article John.
Meanwhile in New York City, Mayor Bill deBlasio has proposed replacing a MILE of street parking with a bike lane along Central Park West...and definitely getting some blow-back from residents including…"
"The "shared" aspect of it is new, and cuts out the need to own one (which in turn will spike use), but most states (Illinois included) have always allowed people to ride a moped that goes under 30 with a standard license without having to…"
""Structured properly, this will all be safer for pedestrians and cyclists."
Therein lies the rub: "Structured properly." i fear that we'll have a wild west show -even more than what we have now. Who do we trust to properly…"
"....there are alternative ways to obtain tax revenues...regular usage of AVs 5 years away is not possible....
Oh yeah? Then why do Chicago and the state of Illinois have such a hard time balancing their budgets? Ticket revenue pays…"
Friends, sure, I can be friends with those that I don't always agree with much of the time. Freedom of expression and debate of opinions and ideas is of great value in our society. Just try not to be a jerk about it. Be fair, even-handed and really try to grasp the viewpoints of others without being offensive. You will then have all the friends you need here and in the real world. Take care. Peace out, and see you somewhere down the road! . . .
Hi - here's my question. You described a route from Chicago to STL in an earlier post, something along the lines of Elgin, Sycamore, Oregon, Sterling, Quad Cities...then down along the east bank of the Mississippi, connecting to Rt 96 to take Golden Eagle ferry to Missouri flood plain biking into St Charles.
Do you by chance have a cue sheet or online link to this route you can point me to?
I'm planning a ride STL-Chicago and interested in alternatives to the Route 66 trail.
Hi. I just sent a friend request to ask you a question. A while back you suggested that I use Hwy 12 to shorten my trip across IN to MI. I wanted to find out if you had a preferred route to get there and where you actually get on Hwy 12. Thanks, Jeff.