Posts tagged "Bicycling Advocacy"

Super Storm Sandy: The Perfect Storm for Bicycling Advocacy

Super Storm Sandy: The Perfect Storm for Bicycling Advocacy
Super Storm Sandy may very well have been the perfect storm – for the advancement of bicycling advocacy efforts. For years, advocates have made incremental progress in securing funding for infrastructure improvements to make bicycling safer and more appealing for those interested in two-wheeled transportation.  We have experienced ups and downs as we’ve witnessed federal... Read more »

Lance Armstrong Cleared, Controversy Remains

Lance Armstrong Cleared, Controversy Remains
I’m not a professional journalist, but I do understand the significance of a news story being released on a Friday afternoon.  There is a hope that the story will go unnoticed and quietly fade away over the weekend. I’m pretty sure this was the rationale for announcing late yesterday that Lance Armstrong had been cleared... Read more »

New Traffic Laws for 2012 with Thanks to ATA

New Traffic Laws for 2012 with Thanks to ATA
It’s a new year and with it comes some new traffic laws that most road users will likely never hear about. As much as I would like to stand on my soapbox and rail about the Secretary of State’s inability to inform motorists about law changes, I will digress.  Just because we’re required by law... Read more »
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Recommended Reading: Grid Chicago

Recommended Reading: Grid Chicago
It’s taken six months of blogging here on Chicago Now to get a true feel of what my readers are most interested in.  Not surprisingly, the answer is… Controversy! You wouldn’t think there could be anything controversial about bicycling.  It’s great exercise.  It can be very relaxing.  Riding a bike has no negative impact on... Read more »

'Tis the Season to be Tolerant

The Holiday Season has a tendency to bring out the best in each of us.  There’s just something about this time of year that heightens our awareness of those around us and activates our compassionate nature. Sure, there are exceptions.  Like when we’re gift shopping.  How can we not get a little impatient with the... Read more »

Deciphering the Bicycling News Feed

As you can see from the shiny new button above, I’ve added a Bicycling News Feed courtesy of Google Reader. If you’re jonesing for cycling stories to make the Chicago Winter more bearable, you may just find an interesting article or two to read each day. That is, of the eight hundred or so that... Read more »
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Big Legislative Gains for Cyclists and Pedestrians

Yesterday was a big day for cyclists and pedestrians in Cook County and across America! Locally, the Cook County Board approved a Complete Streets Ordinance. Nationally, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed a Complete Streets Amendment to bill S.1950. This is a big step forward in ensuring equal consideration for those of... Read more »

Urban Cycling and the Fate of Pedestrians

Considering how cold it is outside, urban cycling really seems to be heating up. In the past week, I’ve read countless articles and blog posts attesting to the increase in city cyclists in urban areas where bicycling infrastructure has been improved.  Whether it’s been the installation of protected lanes in Chicago and NYC or the... Read more »

This Weekend: Support City Cycling!

This Weekend: Support City Cycling!
If you’re passionate about cycling in the City of Chicago, you need to set aside an hour or six of your time tomorrow and share your thoughts. Your input at CDOT Commissioner Gabe Klein’s Open House Saturday, December 10th at 23 E. Madison from 10am to 4pm, will help determine where the next ninety seven... Read more »
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War On Cars and The Cycling Ego

Cycling – city cycling in specific – can certainly stir up the emotions. My last post, War On Cars: Don’t Sweat Emissions or Congestion was a direct rebuttal to John Mc Carron’s Tribune op-ed entitled Chicago’s War on Cars.  I was quite surprised at a recurring theme among commenters; cyclists have an attitude problem. This... Read more »