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  •  Ever since I first trespassed on the... (3+ / 0-)
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    ... Bloomingdale Rail Line back in the 90s, I thought it would be a great place for a bike trail.

    I think that both the red and blue line trains should be converted entirely to subways (under Broadway/Sheridan and Milwaukee Roads respectively), and the remaining above ground el structure should be converted to a bike path.

    •  All our newest bike trails are abandoned (2+ / 0-)
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      train lines, but here on the north side at least, they are short and not directed anywhere. They do not connect to thoroughfares.

      I love the lakefront, I love Elston, Milwaukee Ave is okay.

      I laugh that the bike lanes are painted with dotted lines that collapse diagonally toward the curb at intersections as though my superpowers as BIKEMAN will let me partially disappear or something. What's that?

      I'm aggressive, not dangerous or imposing, but I know the rules and the right of way. I'm courteous to all.

      It is an ordinance that an adult may not ride on the sidewalk, but that cannot / will not ever be enforced as long as our streets are such a looming danger. And I dare a cop to pull me over.

      Best part of biking, for me, is seeing and feeling the city. Sitting in a car is like downtime — let me go! And though it seems impossible, I never seem tired or dehydrated, I have more energy after a ride than I did before. Also, bikes keep getting better AND they always cost less!

      Honesty is not a policy. It's a character trait.

      by Says Who on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 10:54:19 PM PDT

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