"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,…"
"B.S! How do you think ANY bike infrastructure could have prevented this death? The guy was riding west; the Impala was traveling north; they collided IN the intersection; there are no PBLs or bike lanes in intersections.
"That is a tricky 5-way intersection at the SW corner of Jackson Park. Cars come off the Skyway and are routed North on Stony to 79th Street, where they hook right onto Cornell Drive, which takes them through the park and connects with Lake…"
"I'm so, so sorry about that scary incident Patricia. And I'm also sorry that you didn't take photos while you were speaking with him, particularly of his license plate! And then pressed charges...with the help of one of…"
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.