Anyone heard about the campaign below or seen this sign?

Website is - http://www.dontchangebarringtonhills.com/

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It's Barrington Hills--the community of people who do not want to change life as they know it.

Barrington Hills has a long history of fighting everything.

No respect, I tells ya.

John Durham said:

From the website copy: 

We have no obligation to a professional biking community, clad in spandex, who are regularly abusive to our residents and drivers, and urinate on our property.


WTF?

I'm laughing at the "free of suburban sprawl" thing.  Barrington Hills IS suburban sprawl!

h' 1.0 said:

Our mission is to protect the rural, equestrian, and bucolic character of Barrington Hills, free of traffic and suburban sprawl.

Totally.

Nick G said:

I'm laughing at the "free of suburban sprawl" thing.  Barrington Hills IS suburban sprawl!

h' 1.0 said:

Our mission is to protect the rural, equestrian, and bucolic character of Barrington Hills, free of traffic and suburban sprawl.


but do they use horses for transportation?
Julie Hochstadter said:
Totally.

Nick G said:

I'm laughing at the "free of suburban sprawl" thing.  Barrington Hills IS suburban sprawl!

h' 1.0 said:

Our mission is to protect the rural, equestrian, and bucolic character of Barrington Hills, free of traffic and suburban sprawl.

Never been to Barrington Hills but if you want to live in posh community AND ride a bike move to Lake Forest.

I live and bike in the area and lack of bike lanes has never stopped me or other cyclist from enjoying the 'bucolic character' of the roads. Just have to watch out for the horseshit that dots the sides of the road. I also don't believe this is an 'Official' campaign of the local government. More than likely a group of  f*t*ss equestrians.

Priceless!

Nick G said:

I'm laughing at the "free of suburban sprawl" thing.  Barrington Hills IS suburban sprawl!

h' 1.0 said:

Our mission is to protect the rural, equestrian, and bucolic character of Barrington Hills, free of traffic and suburban sprawl.

FYI - Someone with the Barrington Hills Police Dept. sent an email to a lot of local bike clubs to the effect that they intend to enforce a law against groups of cyclists who don't ride single file. Charming.

This whole thing is giving me bicycle face.

Who owns the road in the image below? This is Clybourn in Chicago and the answer is that it is public property. When the city wants to expand the road or add bike lanes, there is a process in place for it to purchase more land from the neighbors. They talk to the neighbors, give them a chance to comment and have input in the decision and, if needs be, they pay them for any land they take.

Who owns the road in the image below? This is Haegers Bend Road in Barrington Hills and the answer is that it is private property. The property that the bobcat is sitting on actually extends all the way to the middle of the road. Indeed, the neighbors actually pay property taxes on the road. The plan involves rebuilding this road to handle more and heavier traffic, including adding 8 feet of width (including a bike lane) and converting the road to a major north/south artery.

Barrington Hills has a master plan for their community that conflicts with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning plan. OK, stuff happens, but the CMAP plan for Haegers Bend Road is being implemented over the objections of local residents and without any compensation to the landowners for property to be taken. It's also being implemented not for the benefit of the local residents but for the benefit of people who want to drive (and bike) through their community. If something like that was tried in Chicago - say, installing bike lanes on Sheridan road without giving the neighbors any input and without compensating them for the land taken, there would be blood in the streets. I'd say that the folks in Barrington Hills are being fairly well behaved, considering.

Yeah, denizens of chainlink want more bike lanes The denizens of Barrington Hills do not - actually, they don't want more cars or trucks, either. Considering that the number of chainlinkers that regularly ride in Barrington Hills has to approach zero, we don't have much of a dog in this fight. Hating on them because they're happy with what they have (ain't money wonderful) isn't right and taking from them like the proposed plan does isn't fair.

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