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Gotta say, I don't like it for two reasons. It seems people who are getting into their cars use it as a sidewalk, and garbage tends to gather in the lane, especially around the Bloomer chocolate factory. I've ridden this a few times, and it's kinda sketchy. I think it was modeled after ones in Europe, but i don't think it's the best for Chicago. just saying.

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I'd rather see buffered bike lanes.  That is, give us the width of the Kinzie cycle track and buffer zone, but put the parked cars back on the curb and get rid of the plastic bollards.
While drivin last week i had to use kinzie. oh god is it awful. why? bikers are friggin dumb! sitting at the red light at wells. had to turn right, southbound wells. 2 bikers talkin in the protected bike lane. light turns green i don't move and they just stare at the truck. Dear dumbass bikers, u have the right of way! the girl of the duo started inching fwd into my passenger window. i told her "i'm waiting for you" then the duo decided to go. good lord were they dumb!
You add so much to the conversation, Gabe. It's like reading a Myspace page.

Gabe said:
While drivin last week i had to use kinzie. oh god is it awful. why? bikers are friggin dumb! sitting at the red light at wells. had to turn right, southbound wells. 2 bikers talkin in the protected bike lane. light turns green i don't move and they just stare at the truck. Dear dumbass bikers, u have the right of way! the girl of the duo started inching fwd into my passenger window. i told her "i'm waiting for you" then the duo decided to go. good lord were they dumb!
Reading the magic words that grab the eyes and don't let go!
kelly, would you have preferred: Could we have spent the money for the protected bike lane on anything else? anything! wasn't that interested in contributing so much as venting on how that shit lane has f'd an already terrible area. and "it's like a myspace page"? i'm either to old or to young to comprehend and i'm happier that way :-)

I meant your lack of capitalization, misspellings and horrible use/non-use of punctuation. You type like my seventeen year old brother does. I suppose Myspace is a tad outdated - Facebook would have been a better social network site to reference.

 

I think that I would have preferred you saying that, actually. To the point and obvious as to what you're getting at.

 

I wish that 'shit lane' would make multiple homes in my neighborhood. I can dream. I'm over having my three year old scream as an SUV or school bus runs us off of the road.

You think you could do better while you're driving with your knee? ;-)

Kelly said:

I meant your lack of capitalization, misspellings and horrible use/non-use of punctuation. You type like my seventeen year old brother does. I suppose Myspace is a tad outdated - Facebook would have been a better social network site to reference.

 

 

People are dumb on a bike car or walking. Let's not be transportation-ist.

 

Judge people by the ability to use turn signal, understand the signs, and how texting and biking (no hands on handle bars) or walking while texting will most likely end up in injury.
Gabe said:

While drivin last week i had to use kinzie. oh god is it awful. why? bikers are friggin dumb! sitting at the red light at wells. had to turn right, southbound wells. 2 bikers talkin in the protected bike lane. light turns green i don't move and they just stare at the truck. Dear dumbass bikers, u have the right of way! the girl of the duo started inching fwd into my passenger window. i told her "i'm waiting for you" then the duo decided to go. good lord were they dumb!
Amen Kelly- we're ready for anything in our neighborhood too.
Normally guilty as charged on that one Kevin ;-) But while dealing with the 2 inept fools in the protected bike lane I had both hands on the steering wheel and was leaning fwd trying to make eye contact with the idiots. And Kelly, my phone doesn't lend well to capitalization and spell check and punctuation cause like Kevin said, I'm typing one handed smoking and such ;-) Mike Z, on the Myers Briggs i came down solidly Judging. So asking me not to won't work. ;-)

Kevin C said:
You think you could do better while you're driving with your knee? ;-)

Kelly said:

I meant your lack of capitalization, misspellings and horrible use/non-use of punctuation. You type like my seventeen year old brother does. I suppose Myspace is a tad outdated - Facebook would have been a better social network site to reference.

 

 

You forgot about riding without your tin-foil helmet :-D

Gabe said:
 I'm typing one handed smoking and such ;

@James, Actually it's a tin-foil cod piece. The aliens can have whatever brains I got but they better not mess with my junk. ;-)

 

@Kelly, I hope you ride everyday. I don't need the biking infrastructure catered to people that are only on there bikes on the weekend.

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