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When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
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So my girlfriend just informed me that she was in a bike-on-bike accident on the Lakefront Trail at Belmont. It's an area where separation has occurred and lines have been painted. But the old lines…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve A Jul 17, 2019.

UIC Bike Lanes used as student pickup / drop off lane
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I ride daily southbound on Halsted past the University of Illinois at Chicago during the evening rush. Between Harrison and Taylor there is always a row of parked cars waiting to pickup passengers.…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S Oct 3, 2017.

 

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Brian S replied to Tricolor's discussion Lakefront Trail Closure - Lincoln Park area
"Yep. Cops were out this morning at every access point keeping people off or kicking people off the trail. My 45 minute commute took 1h 15min by streets instead."
Mar 26
Brian S replied to Tricolor's discussion Lakefront Trail Closure - Lincoln Park area
"The sinkhole at Belmont is in the exact spot where water has infiltrated beneath the pavement and "geysered" up into the air during storms."
Mar 5
Brian S replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"There are often commercial vehicles on the trail. Beer deliveries, food deliveries, port-o-potty deliveries, etc."
Aug 30, 2019
Brian S replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"So you would advocate that any cyclist, regardless of bike, should need to obtain a license to travel faster than, say, 18 mph? To prove that they're experienced enough to do so?"
Aug 28, 2019
Brian S replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"So I was riding my e-bike on LFT a few days ago, and came upon a guy who was doing sprints at 30mph, all legs. I'd eventually catch back up to him, because that's not sustainable. But I was definitely impressed. That being said, I have…"
Aug 16, 2019
Steve A replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
" I’m not sure anyone is still reading this forum, but I’ll go ahead and weigh in since I am a witness to the crash.  Both Mark and Bob have made it clear  but the rider was not trying to pass anyone, but swerved off the…"
Jul 17, 2019
Brian S replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"32 E 18th St Literally cut me off to get around stopped traffic, by using the bike lane as a slip lane. I was not able to safely stop in time to avoid rear-ending her vehicle. Just barely bumped her, enough to leave a black rubber scuff on her white…"
Jul 16, 2019
bobweiser replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"another misunderstanding, i meant DerferMark"
Jul 11, 2019
Mark replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"I was not trying to compare the situations.  It was a jogger that passed me on the left making contact with me on a blind curve.  It was a dangerous move that should never have happened.  Fortunately, there was no oncoming traffic."
Jul 11, 2019
bobweiser replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"FYI, the barrels are gone now. Next someone will ride into a tree and we'll clamor to get them back. The perfect compromise: wraps the trees like goalposts."
Jul 11, 2019
bobweiser replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"i think there's been a misunderstanding here. mark said "attempted to pass", but the rider was attempting to avoid rear-ending the rider in front of him, who was slowing down, because of that jogger in the cycle section. i reacted to…"
Jul 11, 2019
Ernesto Lube replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"How so? I was riding at low speed, not intending to pass anyone. "
Jul 11, 2019
bobweiser replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"got it, you were almost clumsy on the legit side."
Jul 11, 2019
David P. replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"Cyclists on places like the LFP seem much more unaware, as a group, than drivers that it is incumbent on the person making a pass to do so safely, and to *not* do so until they can do so safely. "
Jul 11, 2019
Ernesto Lube replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"I was on legit side of bike trail. Guy cyclist was riding too fast also. He went on my lane and almost crashed on to me. I was here: https://goo.gl/maps/VVuLUA32RbCfTtdV6"
Jul 10, 2019
bobweiser replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"ernesto, i guess you were only "almost" clumsy. i'm glad you're ok."
Jul 10, 2019

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