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Anti biking tax law change that we might've missed
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Amongst the tax law changes that the Trump administration foisted on us, this one escaped my notice until now:"Bicycle commuting reimbursements. P.L. 115-97 suspends the exclusion of qualified…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tooscrapps Apr 9.

Chainlink forum here vs Chainlink fb "forum" (posts/comments to fb page)
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After some time perusing the facebook page for the Chainlink, vs the time I've spent here, I have to say I like the personalities here a lot better. Some of the people posting on the facebook page…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene B Jul 20, 2018.

Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
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Is it just me or do you find yourself breathing in a lot of second hand smoke when locking up your bike? It seems like a lot of smokers like to lean up against the bike racks when taking "smoke…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maurice Feb 20, 2018.

CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
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I don't think I'm going out on a limb when I say that the CPD typically errs on the side of motor vehicle drivers vs bikers, in carrying out the law.But I think it's worth noting that this isn't so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Sep 21, 2017.

 

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V W replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion On functioning of bike share brakes
yesterday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"311 isn't nearly as responsive as they need to be, but we need people like Argonne to keep fighting the good fight. If no one called 311 or voiced any complaints then the lack of enforcement issue would be that much harder to overcome."
yesterday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion A request...
"I once got a flat tire on the way to work in the middle of a heavy rain. I'm walking my bike and the inner tube starts jutting out so bad it gets jammed up and I cant even walk the bike I have to carry it. I must've looked pretty pathetic…"
Apr 10
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Anti biking tax law change that we might've missed
"Was an easy way for them to bank some savings on paper. Given the way it was set up, many employers never even offered it. Hopefully any new bill will make it a bit easier to self-report like you would business expenses. If (when?) Divvy gets on the…"
Apr 9
V W replied to V W's discussion Anti biking tax law change that we might've missed
"Ah ok I guess it escaped my notice at the time. Glad to see this new push though."
Apr 9
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Anti biking tax law change that we might've missed
"This was very widely reported, however, there has been a push to change it. https://usa.streetsblog.org/2019/03/06/new-bill-would-provide-a-tax-break-for-bike-commuters/"
Apr 9
V W posted a discussion

Anti biking tax law change that we might've missed

Amongst the tax law changes that the Trump administration foisted on us, this one escaped my notice until now:"Bicycle commuting reimbursements. P.L. 115-97 suspends the exclusion of qualified bicycle commuting reimbursements from your employee's income for tax yearsbeginning after 2017 and before 2026."https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p15b.pdfI'm not a fan of the tax law changes in general but this was an extra kick in the pants, and yet…See More
Apr 9
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"They both demonstrated a general lack of bike advocacy and bike savvyness in that debate and they both said basically that bikers should follow the law. But saying bikers should follow the law isnt the same as calling for increased enforcement. "
Mar 23
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Not sure if those are supposed to be hyperlinks but they arent working on my end."
Mar 22
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Lightfoot seems like she does the occasional bike trail, whereas Toni seems like she has never ridden a bike in her life. So Lightfoot would likely be more interested in issues specific to biking. However I think Toni would be better for the biking…"
Mar 22
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Exhibit A, everyone."
Mar 22
V W replied to Tooscrapps's discussion Temporary Flyover Failure
"I've definitely busted my $#%+ on hazards like that before. Thanks for the FYI."
Mar 22
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Ok I appreciate that. Theres been a lot of posts in this thread that are the verbal equivalent of eye rolls."
Mar 22
V W replied to Bike Lane Uprising's discussion Passenger of SUV blocking bike lane throws liquid on cyclists
"Amen, the CPD needs to step up their game."
Mar 22
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"? I'm sensing a lot of intolerance of differing opinions here. Which is what I agreed with in Cooper's "echo chamber" point he made in the other thread. It would be nice if we could discuss the pros and cons of the different…"
Mar 22
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"On the other hand, I've also heard the case be made that Lori's rhetoric has not matched her conduct. Here's a quote from Brendan Schiller: To any of my friends that care about criminal justice issues please DO NOT VOTE FOR LORI…"
Mar 22

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What I ride:
Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I love biking

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