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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 Bob Kastigar's discussion South Side murals recall first African American sports superstar, Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor
"Excellent, thanks."
Saturday
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?"
Saturday
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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Chicago ranked near bottom of list of bike-friendly big cities

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 cities (99th out of 104).https://activetrans.org/blog/chicago-ranked-near-bottom-of-list-of-bike-friendly-big-citiesSee More
Jul 12
Skip Montanaro 0mi replied to Donald P Kingston's discussion 2021 Is this site / group still in existance?
"Yes. Do you have a question?"
Jun 17
Skip Montanaro 0mi replied to Richard J. Fromstein's discussion weekend indoor bike parking in the Loop, summer 2021
"Sorry, I clearly haven't had enough coffee yet today."
Jun 14
Skip Montanaro 0mi replied to Richard J. Fromstein's discussion weekend indoor bike parking in the Loop, summer 2021
"Several years ago, when it first opened, I parked my bike at the Millennium Park bike garage (now called the McDonald's Cycle Center, I guess). I had a summer pass. I don't know if they do day passes, but it would be worth a call. I…"
Jun 14
Skip Montanaro 0mi replied to Radfahrer's discussion Cycling to Kenosha
"If rail trails aren't your thing, look for North Shore Century 100-mile routes on places like Ride With GPS. The century turnaround has traditionally been the Kenosha Velodrome. Here's one example."
May 20
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The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
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I ride a bike in the Chicago area

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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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