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It starts today! Bike to Work Week events are happening now:

Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 Open House
77 S. Dearborn -- building lobby
Saturday, June 9, 2012
10 a.m.–4 p.m. 

Second annual Cargo Bike Roll Call & Happy Hour
2459 W. Division St. (West Town Bikes), 6-11p.m. (map it)
Meet other people who ride and like cargo bikes!

 

And as of today, the Challenge is for keeps:

Bike Commuter Challenge: "Rivals" from Active Trans on Vimeo.

Good luck and we'll see you out there!

Brian Morrissey and the Active Trans B2WW team

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Yeah for the new Children Hospital! It did make all the difference this morning. No right hooks. Sweet! Here is to hoping that the afternoon commute lightened up as well.

BTW, great timing from Active Trans to plan BTTW directly after Children Hospital's moved! ;)



Scott H said:

Children's Memorial is now closed.  In a redevelopment study, they attributed 30% of vehicle traffic on Lincoln (in that area) to Children's Memorial.  Could be the culprit.

However, on Wells between about Ontario and Kinzie, car traffic was crazy, blocking intersections, sitting in the bike lane, honking, etc.  I never saw the issue, just waved as I breezed by the "parked" cars on my bicycle.



Melanie K said:

8 miles of a sweaty commute and I am happy I didn't wear my office clothes while cycling today. I am sure my office mates are happy about it, too. I noticed a lot of cyclists this morning and not as many cars on Lincoln, which is unusual during the time I commute. Looks like the first day of bike to work week is working!

The Chicago History Museum is posting old timey bike photos on their tumblr this week in honor of Bike to Work Week.  Check it out:  http://chicagohistorymuseum.tumblr.com/.

Thanks for the pitstop at Wells. It was unexpectedly hot this morning and the ice cold water was very welcome!

Nice to see Rebecca, Susanne, Kathy and other volunteers.

NeoCon?  

 

 

SRSLY? -NeoCon???

John said:

NeoCon is in town at the Merchandise Mart through Wednesday this week.  Expect high density traffic (vehicles and pedestrians) in River North in general, and specifically around the Mart and nearby hotels.

Northbound afternoon commute was a lot lighter as well between Webster and Wrightwood. We'll see how long it lasts...

Duppie said:

Yeah for the new Children Hospital! It did make all the difference this morning. No right hooks. Sweet! Here is to hoping that the afternoon commute lightened up as well.

BTW, great timing from Active Trans to plan BTTW directly after Children Hospital's moved! ;)



Scott H said:

Children's Memorial is now closed.  In a redevelopment study, they attributed 30% of vehicle traffic on Lincoln (in that area) to Children's Memorial.  Could be the culprit.

However, on Wells between about Ontario and Kinzie, car traffic was crazy, blocking intersections, sitting in the bike lane, honking, etc.  I never saw the issue, just waved as I breezed by the "parked" cars on my bicycle.



Melanie K said:

8 miles of a sweaty commute and I am happy I didn't wear my office clothes while cycling today. I am sure my office mates are happy about it, too. I noticed a lot of cyclists this morning and not as many cars on Lincoln, which is unusual during the time I commute. Looks like the first day of bike to work week is working!

This will help get more car traffic back back on Lincoln! ;)



Duppie said:

Northbound afternoon commute was a lot lighter as well between Webster and Wrightwood. We'll see how long it lasts...

Duppie said:

Yeah for the new Children Hospital! It did make all the difference this morning. No right hooks. Sweet! Here is to hoping that the afternoon commute lightened up as well.

BTW, great timing from Active Trans to plan BTTW directly after Children Hospital's moved! ;)



Scott H said:

Children's Memorial is now closed.  In a redevelopment study, they attributed 30% of vehicle traffic on Lincoln (in that area) to Children's Memorial.  Could be the culprit.

However, on Wells between about Ontario and Kinzie, car traffic was crazy, blocking intersections, sitting in the bike lane, honking, etc.  I never saw the issue, just waved as I breezed by the "parked" cars on my bicycle.



Melanie K said:

8 miles of a sweaty commute and I am happy I didn't wear my office clothes while cycling today. I am sure my office mates are happy about it, too. I noticed a lot of cyclists this morning and not as many cars on Lincoln, which is unusual during the time I commute. Looks like the first day of bike to work week is working!

I appreciated the coffee/tea/sweets/bananas stop outside Cafe Mustache on Milwaukee this morning - it was a nice social/caffeine stop on my way to work. My girlfriend and I also enjoyed the short films at Goose Island this evening.

D.

like!

Michelle Stenzel said:

This will help get more car traffic back back on Lincoln! ;)



Duppie said:

Northbound afternoon commute was a lot lighter as well between Webster and Wrightwood. We'll see how long it lasts...

Duppie said:

Yeah for the new Children Hospital! It did make all the difference this morning. No right hooks. Sweet! Here is to hoping that the afternoon commute lightened up as well.

BTW, great timing from Active Trans to plan BTTW directly after Children Hospital's moved! ;)



Scott H said:

Children's Memorial is now closed.  In a redevelopment study, they attributed 30% of vehicle traffic on Lincoln (in that area) to Children's Memorial.  Could be the culprit.

However, on Wells between about Ontario and Kinzie, car traffic was crazy, blocking intersections, sitting in the bike lane, honking, etc.  I never saw the issue, just waved as I breezed by the "parked" cars on my bicycle.



Melanie K said:

8 miles of a sweaty commute and I am happy I didn't wear my office clothes while cycling today. I am sure my office mates are happy about it, too. I noticed a lot of cyclists this morning and not as many cars on Lincoln, which is unusual during the time I commute. Looks like the first day of bike to work week is working!

Hey, Michelle! Where did you find this? I shared this picture on FB and Google+, but if you created it, I'd like to credit it properly ;)

Michelle Stenzel said:

This will help get more car traffic back back on Lincoln! ;)



Duppie said:

Northbound afternoon commute was a lot lighter as well between Webster and Wrightwood. We'll see how long it lasts...

Duppie said:

Yeah for the new Children Hospital! It did make all the difference this morning. No right hooks. Sweet! Here is to hoping that the afternoon commute lightened up as well.

BTW, great timing from Active Trans to plan BTTW directly after Children Hospital's moved! ;)



Scott H said:

Children's Memorial is now closed.  In a redevelopment study, they attributed 30% of vehicle traffic on Lincoln (in that area) to Children's Memorial.  Could be the culprit.

However, on Wells between about Ontario and Kinzie, car traffic was crazy, blocking intersections, sitting in the bike lane, honking, etc.  I never saw the issue, just waved as I breezed by the "parked" cars on my bicycle.



Melanie K said:

8 miles of a sweaty commute and I am happy I didn't wear my office clothes while cycling today. I am sure my office mates are happy about it, too. I noticed a lot of cyclists this morning and not as many cars on Lincoln, which is unusual during the time I commute. Looks like the first day of bike to work week is working!

Interesting move switching to iced coffee this morning at the Blue City pit stop. The timing was not ideal given that it was nice and cool this morning, but hey, it is good to question the established routine(s) and try new stuff. Bravo!

Thanks for Owen and the ActiveTrans staff and volunteers who made that Pit Stop happen.

@Serge, please credit Chicago Streetcar Renaissance. I confirmed that John Krause did indeed create the graphic, and advised him to imprint a name on it. He has a Facebook page, Twitter, all the usual media. He has a website for the project, as well as a related blog.

 

http://chicagostreetcar.blogspot.com/2012/06/its-drive-to-work-week...

Thank you!

Michelle Stenzel said:

@Serge, please credit Chicago Streetcar Renaissance. I confirmed that John Krause did indeed create the graphic, and advised him to imprint a name on it. He has a Facebook page, Twitter, all the usual media. He has a website for the project, as well as a related blog.

 

http://chicagostreetcar.blogspot.com/2012/06/its-drive-to-work-week...

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