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Careful with physical distancing on forest preserve trails, we don't want the districts to shut them down to people
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Hey,Cyclists are on the radar of the Cook County Forest Preserve teams for not following physical distancing on the trails. They have had observers out this week and are saying that everyone is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Apr 6, 2020.

Update on North Lake Shore Drive Project -- Bikers/Peds needed @ community meeting 9/26 6-8pm
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North Lake Shore Drive Project final meeting re. Montrose-Wilson-Lawrence at Truman College on Sept. 26, 2019, at 6 PM.The most recent NLSD Project meeting in August showed very worrisome things on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Pounder Oct 2, 2019.

Why is no one saying "to your left" anymore on LST? Can we all start that again? Thanks!
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Seems like I haven't heard a single person say this as they pass me this summer but I always say it. It helps all our safety right? Can we collectively start doing this again?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Zumwalt Aug 6, 2017.

Is the Des Plaines River Trail worth it?
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Thinking of going on a ride on it tomorrow (Saturday) but have heard bad thinks about it through the grapevine and and I have never been on it.Are trail conditions bad this year? Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by S Jun 19, 2016.

 

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Renee Patten replied to Bill Frazier's discussion Ebike questions
"Curious how your research/shopping went. My bike was recently totaled (I wasn't on it, it was parked outside) and I really like riding the Divvy ebikes so I'm thinking about upgrading to a personal ebike.  How'd it go? Did you…"
Jul 13
Don Pollack replied to Renee Patten's discussion Reserved Spot for use @ IL Beach State Park Saturday 6/5 in the group Chainlink Tourers
"On a side note,- I have called the Illinois State Park system recommending they don't require bicyclists and backpackers to reserve a campground. Michigan and Wisconsin do not turn away human powered travelers to camp, they always have a place…"
Jun 4
Renee Patten added a discussion to the group Chainlink Tourers
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Reserved Spot for use @ IL Beach State Park Saturday 6/5

I have a reservation at IL Beach State Park Fri & Sat. Riding up from Chicago to use it on Friday and won't be using it on Saturday if anyone wants to ride up and use it! I know I've biked up planning to camp before and wasn't able to get a spot, so claim it if you want it.My cell is 269-830-0798 to get the info.ReneeSee More
Jun 4
David Barish replied to Renee Patten's discussion Careful with physical distancing on forest preserve trails, we don't want the districts to shut them down to people
"Last Friday the weather was very nice in the  mid afternoon.  My bride and I took a stroll from the far south end of the NBT after ordering  from  the carhop at  Superdawg and liberally using sanitizing products. The carhop…"
Apr 6, 2020
SkokieSurly replied to Renee Patten's discussion Careful with physical distancing on forest preserve trails, we don't want the districts to shut them down to people
"I've been riding the NBT and SVT in the mornings in lieu of my daily commute.   I am out early in the morning (6:30am) and am able to get in 18 miles before I need to start work at 8:00am.   Some mornings there are more deer…"
Apr 6, 2020
Dirke replied to Renee Patten's discussion Careful with physical distancing on forest preserve trails, we don't want the districts to shut them down to people
"Without trying to sound combative, it seems that the Forest Preserve officials have an anti-bike bent. I would ask how you come to know what "they" are observing.  If you're privy to Forest Preserve officials, I would ask that…"
Apr 6, 2020
David P. replied to Renee Patten's discussion Careful with physical distancing on forest preserve trails, we don't want the districts to shut them down to people
"I got a smile out of hearing the little girl, maybe 5 or so, who said to her mom as I passed within earshot, "I'm following the pandemic rules!""
Apr 6, 2020
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Renee Patten's discussion Careful with physical distancing on forest preserve trails, we don't want the districts to shut them down to people
"I was out at Caldwell Woods this morning with my kid and dog. We were walking and exploring mostly off trail along the river where it wasn't muddy. It was really nice to get out and enjoy some fresh air and nature. The North Branch Trail…"
Apr 5, 2020
Anne Alt replied to Renee Patten's discussion Careful with physical distancing on forest preserve trails, we don't want the districts to shut them down to people
"I was on the Major Taylor Trail today. The trail wasn't crowded. I encountered a few dozen people over a few miles, mostly 1 or 2 at a time. The vast majority of people did great at social distancing, and it was easy enough to go off the trail…"
Apr 3, 2020
David P. replied to Renee Patten's discussion Careful with physical distancing on forest preserve trails, we don't want the districts to shut them down to people
"Thanks for the reminder. I was on the NBT yesterday evening and appreciate it."
Apr 3, 2020
Renee Patten posted a discussion

Careful with physical distancing on forest preserve trails, we don't want the districts to shut them down to people

Hey,Cyclists are on the radar of the Cook County Forest Preserve teams for not following physical distancing on the trails. They have had observers out this week and are saying that everyone is struggling to follow the distancing and that cyclists have been the worse recent offenders not giving people enough space as possible.  They really want to keep the trails and forest preserves open for us all, including for people that are in unsafe home situations to have somewhere to go and for those…See More
Apr 3, 2020
Eric Pounder replied to Renee Patten's discussion Update on North Lake Shore Drive Project -- Bikers/Peds needed @ community meeting 9/26 6-8pm
"Everyone's talking about LSD bike improvements, but this guy's acting on it!"
Oct 2, 2019
Renee Patten replied to Renee Patten's discussion Update on North Lake Shore Drive Project -- Bikers/Peds needed @ community meeting 9/26 6-8pm
"Thanks for sharing these details!"
Sep 19, 2019
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Renee Patten's discussion Update on North Lake Shore Drive Project -- Bikers/Peds needed @ community meeting 9/26 6-8pm
"This upcoming meeting next week is the third (and final) in a series of meetings focusing specifically on the ramp configuration at Montrose, Wilson and Lawrence. The overall project schedule shows that there will be at least 4 more corridor-wide…"
Sep 19, 2019
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
Renee Patten replied to Renee Patten's discussion Update on North Lake Shore Drive Project -- Bikers/Peds needed @ community meeting 9/26 6-8pm
"Just to clarify, I'm not taking comments/associated with the people making decisions, I don't have anything to do with them - just passing along the information on the meeting for the community here :)"
Sep 19, 2019

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
DePaul grad in environmental public policy working for a small company in Ravenswood. I occasionally blog for the Huffington Post on Chicago transportation policy [huffingtonpost.com/renee-patten].

I also run the Cycle Collective Chainlink profile.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://thegreenurbanist.tumblr.com

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