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LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
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The planned bike path route has many sharp turns and detours closer to the lake.  This doesn't seem very realistic.  If this is enforced, I may take streets south to Montrose and pick up the LFT…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor Aug 28, 2018.

Riding on Park District property
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A while back I believe someone posted the statute that allows riding on sidewalks and paths on Park District property.  Recently, some residents along Sheridan Road are trying to ban bikes from "The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlie Short 2.9 Nov 27, 2017.

"Free" Workouts on the LFT at Ohio?
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This week there has been a guy soliciting for free 10-minute workouts and then conducting an impromptu class right across from the drinking fountain near the steps at the curve near the Ohio…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duppie Oct 20, 2017.

Looking for a Hase Pino Allround Tandem

Trying to find a used Hase Pino Allround tandem to purchase.  Please notify me if you have one for sale.  Thanks!Continue

Tags: tandem, allround, pino, hase

Started Jun 30, 2015


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Latest Activity

Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets
"I agree 100% with ketoguychicago. Buffered bike lanes, please. "
Feb 5, 2022
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"Please add a road and trail conditions section that users could post and update conditions that change due to construction, weather, flooding, ice, etc.  "
Sep 3, 2020
Mark replied to Renee Patten's discussion Update on North Lake Shore Drive Project -- Bikers/Peds needed @ community meeting 9/26 6-8pm
"This meeting is important for any LFT cycling commuters out there.  The original renderings for this projected was released with great fanfare and portrayed the importance of a bike path that was the fastest, most-direct route to…"
Sep 19, 2019
Mark replied to Phillip Hutchinson's discussion Randolph - Loop to LFT
"The bike lane should be routed over Upper Randolph with a ramp down to Middle Randolph and LSD running behind the tennis courts.  This would provide LFT access to/from both the Bike Station and Millennium Park."
Sep 6, 2019
Mark replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"Exactly, because they are COMMERCIAL vehicles.  Should we allow commercial vehicles on the LFT?"
Aug 30, 2019
Mark replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"I was behind an electric pedicab trying to cross the LFT river bridge on a crowded Thursday afternoon. This vehicle had turn signals, brake lights, and a LICENSE PLATE!!  Where are we going to draw the line on LFT users??"
Aug 17, 2019
Mark replied to Brian S's discussion Linking Glenwood Bikeway to LFT
"+1.  This is my daily commute route.  CDOT is considering making these an east-west greenway connection."
Aug 12, 2019
Mark replied to Jim Reho's discussion The future (or already present) of scooters
"I was passed on the right by a guy on one of these on the LFT last week.  Unfortunately, I don't think there will be any reform until someone is killed on the LFT."
Jul 31, 2019
Mark replied to N B's discussion Potential legal grey area on non-'roadway' bike trails for hit and runs
"That happened to me a few years ago on the LFT north of Belmont.  Dog on one side of the trail, man facing away on the other side of the trail.  I didn't see a leash until the last second.  I braked hard and fortunately the man…"
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
Mark replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"The temporary south access to the Flyover has has gotten very congested in the afternoon.  I was patiently waiting my turn behind runners and cyclists to enter yesterday, when another runner edges past me on the left in the space that I left in…"
Jul 10, 2019
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Another car crashes after veering off LSD and through the bike path
"Here's the NBC5 coverage.  I was fortunate to ride through 20 minutes before this happened.  Also came upon the interview in progress on my way home.  That's me at 1:17!"
Jun 11, 2019
Mark replied to Jeremy's discussion Dickens bike greenway
"I live just off the Glenwood Greenway in Andersonville.  When the Greenways were first rolled out, I was a skeptic who felt they were a needless accommodation to "salmon" who were too lazy to ride a block over to ride in the direction…"
Jun 5, 2019
Mark replied to clp's discussion Starting the Mayor on the Right Foot
"+1 "My position on Protected Bike Lanes is that many good biking routes (Dodge, Clybourne, etc) with adequate shoulders to ride safely, have been cluttered with glass-littered, cramped and unsafe PBLs." PBLs can never be reasonably…"
May 21, 2019
Mark replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"Better markings will help separate runners and cyclists (except for Belmont to Ardmore), but just as dangerous are the narrower, bike-only sections of the LFT.  The new design allows for a total of only 3 cyclists abreast to safely pass each…"
May 16, 2019
Mark replied to Argonne69's discussion Halsted St from North Ave to Wellington Ave
"+1  My preferred route between Bucktown and Andersonville is Cortland to Racine."
May 9, 2019

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