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Doorings Will Now Be Counted as Crashes in The State of Illinois

Doorings Will Now Be Counted as Crashes in The State of Illinois

  This is big news in Chicago – effective immediately police departments across the state of Illinois are required to report ‘doorings’  on Illinois crash traffic forms! According to the Chicago Tribune, after Gov. Quinn read a article on March 21st that explained a long-standing IDOT policy that excluded dooring crashes from accident statistics  – […]

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The Things You Learn When You Hang Out With The Active Transportation Alliance

The Things You Learn When You Hang Out With The Active Transportation Alliance

I’ve been a member of the Active Transportation Alliance (formerly the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation) for a few years, but this was the first year that I’ve ever attended a membership meeting.  I gotta say, I think I’ll be attending more often!  Besides the fact that I ran into a few other local bike bloggers , […]

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Do You Have to Be A Rebellious/Tough/Insane Cyclist to Ride in the City?

Do You Have to Be A Rebellious/Tough/Insane Cyclist to Ride in the City?

I’m basically linking to another blog today because the comments to a recent post  in the blog Let’s Go Ride A Bike about a guest post in another bike blog are so worth reading.  About a week ago a guest writer on the blog Commute By Bike posted an article about the 10 Rules for […]

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Webster Avenue in Chicago – Not A Good Route for Cyclists

Webster Avenue in Chicago – Not A Good Route for Cyclists

I bet that if you live or ride on the north side very often, you ride on Webster Avenue.   Did you know that once you get east of say, Southport that there are better routes to get you east or west?  Surprising eh? I take that route quite often to get to the Zoo from […]

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Better Cycling, Safer Cycling – Tips and Upcoming Biking and Commuting Skills Classes

Better Cycling, Safer Cycling – Tips and Upcoming Biking and Commuting Skills Classes

Getting back on your bike as adult,  tackling the busy streets as a bike commuter or trying to teach your kids how to ride their bike safely and smartly can all be daunting tasks that make you want to hang up the helmet and just take the bus.  We weren’t born with wheels and if […]

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