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Best bike shoe selection in Chicago?
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I'm hoping to buy some bike shoes (spd) at a local shop in Chicago vs. an online merchant. Any thoughts on which shop has a nice wide selection of bike shoes...if such a place exists?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ernesto Lube Mar 27, 2019.

Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
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Are they any other regular users of the newish Elston protected bike lanes...north of Milwaukee ave? I've been a bit deflated (pun intended) by the amount of debris and glass, and general total…Continue

Tags: maintenance, lane, bike, protected, Elston

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S on Tuesday.

Will Elston Protected Lanes Be Repaved?
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I was curious if anyone knew if the new Elston protected bike lanes will be repaved?It's nice to have the separation, but it's a bit rough. Just curious if resurfacing was part of the initiative. Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dav Sep 21, 2018.

Disturbing Incident Report on Facebook/UK Village
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Read this on the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Watch Facebook page. A man in pickup truck was headed west on Grand. He suddenly pulled over & got out of the truck & walked into the street.…Continue

Tags: village, ukrainian, crash, bike

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Mar 25, 2017.

 

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Brian S replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"If I'm reading this right, that's 337 parking spaces!!!  Even if that's wrong and it's half that...170  cars spaces! Between this development and Elston in general, the Jewel/Menards/Costco on Clyborn, and the weird…"
Tuesday
Tooscrapps replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"Thank you."
Monday
ketoguychicago replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"Update - I finally found this, The plan all along was to put new businesses in here.  If we don't, the tax revenues to pay for the $22(!) million intersection renovation, PBLs and sidewalks will have to come from elsewhere.  See the…"
Sunday
clp replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"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…"
Jan 10
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"The Chick-fil-a and Panera drive-thru going in across the street have the "heavy traffic business" angle covered already, but I guess it could always be worse? We should be happy that it's not a gas station I suppose. I had…"
Jan 9
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"This is from 2015, so not sure if it's current or not.  The Chick-Fil-A would be in the 4000 SF building. This plan shows drive-thrus for both buildings, but all traffic would go in/out of the same parking lot entrance, (which this plan…"
Jan 9
Tooscrapps replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"Sorry, I meant for the island parcel."
Jan 9
Mark Cassidy replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"I'm not really concerned about how this will look as I will ride by it on my bike in about 1 minute. Besides, there are plenty of ugly buildings along my ride on Elston. I'll take a driving range over a heavy traffic business like…"
Jan 9
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"Here you go.  It's basically a driving range surrounded by parking. A very suburban approach to a parcel that is in the middle of a major city.   It's hard to tell if there's even a sidewalk along Elston, not that…"
Jan 9
Tooscrapps replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"I'm curious to see what the site plan is. I have not been able to find it, but maybe I'll go take a look at the site in the next few days."
Jan 8
ketoguychicago replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"Loud and clear Brian.  Essentially the same design sets forth the same problem on Clybourn north west of Division, particularly up around Halstead.  The PBLs aren't kept clear so often the bikes are back in with the cars, and worse…"
Jan 3
Brian S replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"It's gotten substantially worse. Elston was the only bike lane in the NW side for awhile, and an effective way to get to/from downtown. But it's almost worth thinking about giving it up because of all of the strip malls, auto dealerships,…"
Jan 3
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/golfing-along-chicago-river-you-may-get-your-chance Also, yuck.  I'm sure the indoor golfing thing is fun, but this will look like crap and be surrounded by a parking lot. More…"
Jan 2
Brian S replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"I'm reviving this old thread because the area we were debating about not getting enough street sweeping now appears like it is going to be the entrance for some new retail? The center of the "elston hook" is being developed, which I…"
Jan 1

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What I ride:
Cyclocross, Fixed Gear, Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational

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