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Look Chicago Safety Blitz #1


Look Chicago Safety Blitz #1

Time: March 2, 2013 from 11am to 12:45pm
Location: Milwaukee and Damen
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map:
Phone: 312.307.9481
Event Type: social, outreach
Organized By: Aaron Bussey
Latest Activity: Mar 2, 2013

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Hey all,

Dooring is something that can be prevented and we are hoping to make that happen.  Simple steps can make the recent dooring crash stories avoidable and ones we never have to relive.  

Come join the Look Chicago Street Team as we conduct our first Safety Blitz at the corners of Damen, Milwaukee and North Ave.  We will be meeting here at 11 am to hand out informational flyers to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

Starting at 11am we will proceed down Milwaukee Ave toward the location where recently fellow cyclist Dustin Valenta was involved in a severely damaging dooring crash.

Info HERE pertaining to his crash.

We plan to be out for an hour as we distribute flyers down Milwaukee Ave and end with an informal meeting at possibly Rite Liquors or Gold Star Bar.

We 'LOOK' forward to seeing ya'll there.


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Comment by Aaron Bussey on March 2, 2013 at 11:36pm
1zt7hr8qm0y90 Comment by 1zt7hr8qm0y90 on March 2, 2013 at 9:55pm
I met Thunder Snow. I took public transportation and arrived via the blue line at about 10. I am a wimp when it comes to cold weather riding but I am so close to the Dee Road Metra station that transferring to the Blue line at Jeff Park works good. I'm early and there is a bar under the L tracks. At about 11 I started looking for "fanfare" and figured they might be late. At 11:30 I left the bar and walked to the intersection where I saw someone with a bike helmet. It was Thunder Snow and he told me that the group had dispersed so I passed out the flyers he gave me except for one to keep for myself. This was a success and should be done every three months.
Comment by Thunder Snow on March 2, 2013 at 1:10pm
I handed off the rest of my flyers to Doug Iverson. Arrived at the Metra station and caught my train home with less than 3 minutes to spare. Life is good!
Comment by Lisa Curcio on March 2, 2013 at 12:42pm

Katie and Aaron--really nice job.  Sorry to miss the celebration, but I saw that someone hit the cars along Paulina and on the west side of Ashland between Milwaukee and North.  I did one of the side streets between Paulina and Ashland on my way over to Quick Release Bike Shop on Ashland.  I am going to post the rest of my comments on the group page. 

Comment by KatieP on March 2, 2013 at 12:28pm
Thanks all! Next time we will all get phone numbers!
Comment by Thunder Snow on March 2, 2013 at 12:25pm
It's 12:15. All parked cars from Damen to Ashland have been flyered. I've gotta take off, don't have your cell number. Saw Lisa near Paulina, she headed home too.
Comment by Aaron Bussey on March 2, 2013 at 12:18pm
At Piece for celebratory beers and piZza!
Comment by KatieP on March 2, 2013 at 12:18pm
Call 773 576 2312
Comment by Aaron Bussey on March 2, 2013 at 12:17pm
Great success!
Comment by KatieP on March 2, 2013 at 12:17pm
We are at piece. Come on over!

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