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I'd been waiting to get my Divvy membership until stations popped up near me. I work in the suburbs, not downtown, so I mainly want a membership in order to more easily get to and from the train on those days when I don't feel like riding 22 miles roundtrip to work.

I finally bought my membership on Monday when I saw new stations opening up closer and closer to me. I was thrilled earlier today to read on Divvy's Twitter feed that a station is going up very close to me, on Addison and Pine Grove.

And then I read this: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-divvy-bike-sharing-lawsuit-2....

I'm furious. What can I (we) do to counter these NIMBY types? I think it's entirely unfair that a couple of cranky people can ruin bikeshare for my neighborhood.

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That caught my attention too.  Made me wonder why an editor would devote any space to such a small, personal complaint

AM 9.5 said:

Also notable that Kolin is president of a three-unit condo building.  In other words, this guy represents what, maybe 6 adults? 



JeffB (7+ miles) said:

That caught my attention too.  Made me wonder why an editor would devote any space to such a small, personal complaint

Slow news day? Need to keep the news dragon fed...

Because Bikes generate hits on their site. Only things more controversial than bikes is abortion and guns.

i saw this divvy rack yesterday and took one to work today since it did rain today.  i love the idea that it sits less than a block from my apt.  there is a lot of foot traffic in the area.  There is an underground bridge that leads to lake shore path that is a block away.  I hope it stays.  i will more than likely use it in the winter or rainy days.  

Lawsuit. Read it, it's very funny.

More details on Streetsblog Chicago.

Neither CDOT nor Alderman Cappleman would comment for my article and Cappleman's office referred me to the Law Department. 

Good read on Streetsblog.  I would LOVE it if a rack went in next to my building, and only partly b/c it's the exact thing that would drive members of my building's board crazy. 

yep. And it's making headlines everywhere..... 

Move on people... nothing to see here.

Skip Montanaro 12mi said:



JeffB (7+ miles) said:

That caught my attention too.  Made me wonder why an editor would devote any space to such a small, personal complaint

Slow news day? Need to keep the news dragon fed...

WTH kind of lawyer is this? A pretty bad one I would imagine.

"destruction of parkway improvements" huh? This isn't in the parkway.

There is "won't someone think of the children" all over

"WHEREFORE, Pine Grove prays this court:" Huh? prays?

I am not a lawyer, but isn't there supposed to be more that proves they have actual damages, or is that for the courtroom?

This is great. 3 less parking spots in my hood. 

First they have to plead an actual cause of action. . . .

As to praying, the clause is properly called a "prayer for relief", so that particular phrase, at least, is correct.

Hey wait a minute! Chicago is called the second city because it is the second city built upon this ground. The first one burned down in the great fire. Reporters started calling it the second city during the rebuilding efforts. CHICAGO IS SECOND TO NO ONE! Please adjust blog, thanks.

Oh, and thanks for posting this.

Steven Vance said:

Lawsuit. Read it, it's very funny.

More details on Streetsblog Chicago.

Neither CDOT nor Alderman Cappleman would comment for my article and Cappleman's office referred me to the Law Department. 

Wow, I didn't know that. Seems weird. Thanks.

Lisa Curcio 6.5 mi said:

First they have to plead an actual cause of action. . . .

As to praying, the clause is properly called a "prayer for relief", so that particular phrase, at least, is correct.

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