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Get Your Illinois “Share the Road” License Plate This Summer

Get Your Illinois “Share the Road” License Plate This Summer

The state of Illinois has joined 12 other states in approving a specialty “Share the Road” license plate design as one of the permanent options for license plates in our state.  Once they’ve received 1500 reservations for the plate, the production process begins.   A recent check to the website for the League of Illinois Bicyclists […]

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Chicago’s Bike to Work Week Is Underway – Ride All Week!

Chicago’s Bike to Work Week Is Underway – Ride All Week!

Chicago’s own Bike to Work Week 2011 kicked off this weekend and runs through Friday June 17th.  Find a way to ride your bike to work this week whether it’s by riding your bike to the Metra, bus or El, or riding part of the way to work. There will be bike pit stops throughout […]

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Chicago’s Bike To Work Week Starts on Saturday!!

Chicago’s Bike To Work Week Starts on Saturday!!

    Chicago’s own Bike to Work Week 2011 kicks off this Saturday June 11th and runs through Friday June 17th.  The Bike Commuter Challenge is a big part of  the week’s activities.  Anyone can sign up their company to compete in the challenge and you compete against companies of similar size, etc. Anyone who […]

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The Randolph Street Bridge is Open – Now with Bike Lanes!

The Randolph Street Bridge is Open – Now with Bike Lanes!

As I left work a little early last Friday, to kick off Memorial Day Weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they had re-opened the Randolph Street bridge that spans the Chicago River. An even nicer surprise was that they put in bike lanes!  And not plated bike lanes as on the Wells street […]

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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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Bike Economics: The Costs & Benefits of Bike Parking vs Car Parking

Bike Economics: The Costs & Benefits of Bike Parking vs Car Parking

  Elly Blue of the Zine Taking the Lane, columnist for Grist, Momentum and former managing editor of BikePortland.org recently published a 4-part series on Grist.org about the economics of biking.  Great great articles, great writing, and part 4 focuses on a topic near and dear to the heart of yours truly.  Elly makes a […]

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Bike Event: Ukrainian Village Bike Summit – 4/14/2011

Bike Event: Ukrainian Village Bike Summit – 4/14/2011

I’m taking a moment here to help spread the word about the upcoming Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association meeting on Thursday, April 14th, 2011 that will focus exclusively on all things bikes in Ukrainian Village.  UVNA is a small association in a geographically small neighborhood in Chicago, but  the number of cyclists-residents in the neighborhood has […]

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