"ketoguy and Brian S: Simply ENFORCEMENT of regular traffic laws, to make it safe for ALL road users. More: traffic cameras, traffic stops, traffic cops, and traffic courts with intolerant judges.
And YES, I thought biking on…"
"IMO there should NOT be any bike lanes painted on that narrow, busy, commercial strip of Milwaukee Av...the street in total is just too narrow! But nevertheless, is painted prominently enough to give inexperienced cyclists a false sense of…"
"Well we knew when Elston was rerouted away from the 6-way intersection with Fullerton and Damen that CDOT was only trying to accommodate cars, without regard to other road users.
Elston now has full sidewalks down both sides. But it…"
"Well one of these days, a careless driver is going to run over the wrong person. Remember the 'Teflon Don' John Gotti?....
....On March 18, 1980, Gotti's youngest son, 12-year-old Frank Gotti, was run over and killed on a bike…"
"I subscribe to the Sun-Times; read it every morning for local news. But that editorial stinks.
Sun-Times readership has often sounded off negatively about bike lanes when they appeared in the neighborhoods! And the absence of…"
"C'mon Bob...not one of those deaths could have been prevented by protected bike lanes. They all occurred in or near INTERSECTIONS where there are no PBLs!
We don't need any more 'knee-jerk' bike planning by ATA or the City,…"
Friends, sure, I can be friends with those that I don't always agree with much of the time. Freedom of expression and debate of opinions and ideas is of great value in our society. Just try not to be a jerk about it. Be fair, even-handed and really try to grasp the viewpoints of others without being offensive. You will then have all the friends you need here and in the real world. Take care. Peace out, and see you somewhere down the road! . . .
Hi - here's my question. You described a route from Chicago to STL in an earlier post, something along the lines of Elgin, Sycamore, Oregon, Sterling, Quad Cities...then down along the east bank of the Mississippi, connecting to Rt 96 to take Golden Eagle ferry to Missouri flood plain biking into St Charles.
Do you by chance have a cue sheet or online link to this route you can point me to?
I'm planning a ride STL-Chicago and interested in alternatives to the Route 66 trail.
Hi. I just sent a friend request to ask you a question. A while back you suggested that I use Hwy 12 to shorten my trip across IN to MI. I wanted to find out if you had a preferred route to get there and where you actually get on Hwy 12. Thanks, Jeff.