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Chicago ranked near bottom of list of bike-friendly big cities
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From the Active Transportation Alliance:Chicago received a score of 16 out of 100, ranking it in the bottom 10 percent of all cities evaluated (698th out of 767) and in the bottom 5 percent of large…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Jul 14.

Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
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I noticed this on Grist this morning:Coronavirus has caused a bicycling boom in New York…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Apr 13, 2020.

NY Times: A Grandmother. A Doctor. A 10-Year-Old Boy: N.Y. Traffic Deaths Rise
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https://nyti.ms/3aGtOdProbably nothing we don't already understand from our own experience... From the article:In an effort to identify patterns, The New York…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David P. Mar 19, 2020.

On functioning of bike share brakes
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Saw this on The Paceline just now:https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=236731The topic is nominally about e-bike…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W Apr 19, 2019.

 

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Skip Montanaro 0mi replied to Marco Verzocchi's discussion Construction on the Skokie Valley Bike Path (October 2021)
"Thanks for this info. I was unable to read the detour maps and found no way to expand them in place. Opening them in new browser tabs solved that issue. Here are the URLs for the individual detour…"
Sep 26
Skip Montanaro 0mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Pedestrian Bridge Planned For Pratt Boulevard Over North Shore Channel
"Just a guess, but large (relative to its size) corporate tax base. I'm sure Lincolnwood Town Center isn't quite what it once was, but that, coupled with the businesses along Touhy and Lincoln would seem to be a fairly large amount of…"
Aug 13
Skip Montanaro 0mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Pedestrian Bridge Planned For Pratt Boulevard Over North Shore Channel
"Got it. Thanks... I suppose there's a Very Good Reason™ for the delay..."
Aug 13
Skip Montanaro 0mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Pedestrian Bridge Planned For Pratt Boulevard Over North Shore Channel
"Where is the Weber Spur Trail? I can't find it in Google Maps. Here's what I see. The Valley Line Trail ends norfh of the river (just below Deljo Heating & Cooling below), while the North Branch Trail runs south of it. I see that I can…"
Aug 12
Skip Montanaro 0mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Pedestrian Bridge Planned For Pratt Boulevard Over North Shore Channel
"Interesting. I'm not one to poo poo new bike infrastructure, but this seems rather close to the recently completed bridge just north of Lincoln. Looking at Lincolnwood in Google Maps with the bike goggles on, it seems like connecting the…"
Aug 12
Skip Montanaro 0mi replied to Steve Fiete's discussion McDonald's Cycle Center has re-opened
"Nice. While I no longer commute to work, it's also a good place for people riding their bikes into the Loop on an occasional basis I think. At least it used to be. I don't know what their storage/membership constraints are anymore.…"
Aug 2
Skip Montanaro 0mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion South Side murals recall first African American sports superstar, Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor
"Excellent, thanks."
Jul 24
Skip Montanaro 0mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion South Side murals recall first African American sports superstar, Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor
"I'm afraid even after reading the Sun-Times article I can't tell where this is. Can someone give me rough coordinates? Is this down near South Holland?"
Jul 24
ketoguychicago replied to Skip Montanaro 0mi's discussion Chicago ranked near bottom of list of bike-friendly big cities
"Agreed Jim.  The same people steering all of this brought about the $700,000 debacle on Dickens with federal debt (another CDOT special) and the $280million 95th Street bus & 'el stop as well, all while unmaintained PBLs leave cyclists…"
Jul 14
ketoguychicago replied to Skip Montanaro 0mi's discussion Chicago ranked near bottom of list of bike-friendly big cities
"Wow.  I think there's a walleye in MN and a catfish in one of the Dakotas.  We could take a summer off, get a travel rod, and see 'em all!"
Jul 14
Jim Reho replied to Skip Montanaro 0mi's discussion Chicago ranked near bottom of list of bike-friendly big cities
"Maybe they factored in that Chicago spent at least $64 million on a single hugely localized project rather than spreading money all over the city to promote biking in general. Since those heady days when Chicago was being written up as a veritable…"
Jul 14
Jeremy replied to Skip Montanaro 0mi's discussion Chicago ranked near bottom of list of bike-friendly big cities
"I went to summer camp in Hayward, WI 30+ years ago.  The fresh water fishing hall of fame is housed in a giant muskie there."
Jul 14
Anne Alt replied to Skip Montanaro 0mi's discussion Chicago ranked near bottom of list of bike-friendly big cities
"Touting Schaumburg above Evanston is a real head scratcher to me, because most streets in Evanston are quite rideable while many in Schaumburg are far from it. I look at this rating in comparison to where we were several years ago, and my…"
Jul 13
ketoguychicago replied to Skip Montanaro 0mi's discussion Chicago ranked near bottom of list of bike-friendly big cities
"It is interesting to observe that Detroit (a.k.a. the Motor City) is ranked just above Schaumburg. See also Traverse City, MI. The insight there is that so-called car culture isn't actually the impediment people imagine.  Munich and Berlin…"
Jul 12
David Barish replied to Skip Montanaro 0mi's discussion Chicago ranked near bottom of list of bike-friendly big cities
"Does Chicago have shortcomings as  a city for bikes? Uh, yes. No question.  Is Chicago a bottom  feeder in this regard? I  have a hard time believing that. The  assumptions leading to  "high  stress"…"
Jul 12
Skip Montanaro 0mi replied to Skip Montanaro 0mi's discussion Chicago ranked near bottom of list of bike-friendly big cities
"One point the article makes: [S]peed limits alone don’t deter speeding. But studies show lower speed limits do reduce average vehicle speeds, especially when coupled with other traffic calming measures like bump-outs, chicanes, speed humps,…"
Jul 12

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At 10:06am on December 6, 2013, Alex said…

"maxy, super maxy, mighty competition, super mighty competition, grand mighty (75?)..any others?" that's from a bikeforums thread. it seems like there are tons of variants on 'mighty' 'grand' etc. their model names are so grandiose. 

At 11:14pm on December 5, 2013, Alex said…

is that a mighty tour crankarm/spider?

 
 
 

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