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Randolph - Loop to LFT
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Did anyone on here ride this stretch of middle Randolph yesterday afternoon? I acknowledge that traffic was pretty abnormally awful during the afternoon rush due to the Bears game, but wow... This…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MagMileMarauder Sep 6.

Road and/or gravel routes around Traverse City, MI
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Hey Chainlink,I'm wondering if anyone has done any riding around the Traverse City area and has suggestions for routes?I know there are a lot of scenic roads especially around that area, but not sure…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Jul 16.

Divvy could get $50M expansion, including e-assist and dockless bikes in all 50 wards
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The proposal would add 175 new stations and an additional 10,500 new bikes. (The current system has 6,000 bikes). The bikes would include e-assist and a hybrid locking system that allows use in Divvy…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Hutchinson Apr 16.

 

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Phillip Hutchinson replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion Feedback on Habits
"I typically give at least 5'-6' (a bike length?) in a busy bike lane situation once we're up to speed. The only time I'd be closer to another commuter is if we're rolling up to/away from a stop, or if it's someone I…"
Nov 12
Phillip Hutchinson replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion Feedback on Habits
"headphones: no talking on cell phone (in hand/on shoulder): no talking on cell phone w/headset: no easing through stop w/no cross traffic: stop signs treated like yield signs. Empty red lights treated like stop signs. Busy red lights treated like...…"
Nov 12
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Jim Reho's discussion Cyclist Killed: Carla Aiello, 37, of Norwood Park Hit By Turning Truck Driver. Prev. Subject: Keeping a proper lookout
"Wow, reading that is infuriating and demoralizing.   In 2014, the city presented clear analysis of an option that would make the street safer for cycling. Residents rejected it because it would require removing 20% of parking spots, and harshly…"
Nov 7
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Bicyclist dies after being hit by dump truck on Northwest Side
"Painted lane markings at this location are faded to the point where they are almost non-existent: The obtuse angle of the intersection allows southbound vehicles to take this right turn at high speed, without slowing down:"
Nov 7
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Jim Reho's discussion Keeping a proper lookout
"This is another awful tragedy that could have been prevented.  I totally agree with your assessment, and am constantly wondering why all large commercial vehicles are not required to be equipped with blind spot monitoring systems, 360 degree…"
Nov 7
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Yasmeen's discussion Woman Caught by Camera Sabotaging Mountain Bike Trails
"On the contrary... we (as cyclists) should be encouraging these activities and welcome our fellow trail users with open arms. That way the bears will eat them first. "
Oct 10
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Yasmeen's discussion Woman Caught by Camera Sabotaging Mountain Bike Trails
"There are only two known instances in which mountain bikers were killed by bears in North America. The vast majority of victims are hikers, fishers and hunters... not mountain…"
Oct 10
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Kenneth C. Goetz's discussion Bike Repair Stand Locations
"There is one just south of the Southport Brown Line CTA stop, on the east side of the street.  Another on DePaul's campus, inside the student quad area near a bunch of bike racks."
Oct 7
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Gage B.'s discussion Concrete Barrier on Lakefront path
"https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/9/11/20861261/lake-michigan-flood-beaches-trail-barriers From the article: "Lake Michigan is up six feet since 2013 and rose 15 inches over the past year alone, according to the National Weather Service. The…"
Sep 30
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Navy Pier Flyover to close Tuesday 9/3 for about a month
"So glad to have this back up and running.  The last month was a good reminder of how awful and dangerous the intersections at Grand and Illinois are for pedestrians and cyclists. The NP flyover isn't perfect, but it's way better than…"
Sep 25
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
Mark replied to Phillip Hutchinson's discussion Randolph - Loop to LFT
"The bike lane should be routed over Upper Randolph with a ramp down to Middle Randolph and LSD running behind the tennis courts.  This would provide LFT access to/from both the Bike Station and Millennium Park."
Sep 6
ketoguychicago replied to Phillip Hutchinson's discussion Randolph - Loop to LFT
"I hear you Mike.  That bike lane is really in the wrong place for a bike lane in my opinion.  The area is chaos quite frequently.  What looks good in a CDOT conference room or computer screen isn't necessarily the best in…"
Sep 6
Phillip Hutchinson posted a discussion

Randolph - Loop to LFT

Did anyone on here ride this stretch of middle Randolph yesterday afternoon? I acknowledge that traffic was pretty abnormally awful during the afternoon rush due to the Bears game, but wow... This buffered bike lane was installed in July 2018. Unfortunately, most all of the flexible posts have since been run down and are missing, and when the right turn lane onto SB LSD starts to queue up, motorists think the bike lane is a right turn lane, so they all move over right up to the curb. There are…See More
Sep 6
Phillip Hutchinson replied to John Greenfield's discussion Fight the Dickens Avenue Greenway NIMBYs!
"The venue for this meeting has been changed to accommodate more people. It will be held at the Lincoln Park High School auditorium, 2001 N. Orchard Ave.  Thursday, 6pm-8pm"
Aug 21
Phillip Hutchinson replied to dav's discussion I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
"Pro tips?Use Divvy. The bike valet stations take bike parking out of the equation, and also allows one-way bike commuting if there's weather or you have other plans, etc. It's also nice to never have to clean a messy bike in the winter. I…"
Aug 19

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Divvy (bike share)
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Competition / Racing, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Looking for 2018 group rides and some new routes
About me:
I like bikes

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