Posts tagged "Bicycling Story"

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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War On Cars? Don't Sweat Emissions or Congestion

Take a breath and count to three.  Or in this case, somewhere around 170,000…  I think I’ve calmed down enough to comment now. The interwebs are buzzing about John Mc Carron’s op-ed piece; Chicago’s War on Cars.  Some cyclists and motorists are engaged in the usual and predictable battles over who belongs on the road. ... Read more »

Fall Fitness: Taking It Back Inside

Fall Fitness: Taking It Back Inside
Yesterday may very well have been the last sunny day over 60 degrees until April.  That’s a depressing thought… I must admit, I am somewhat of a fair weather cyclist.  I won’t offer any excuse other than laziness and let’s just leave it at that. Unfortunately, my pursuit of fitness doesn’t end when my beloved... Read more »

Sometimes You're The Windshield, Sometimes You're The Bug

Sometimes You're The Windshield, Sometimes You're The Bug
Most people would agree that it is far better to be the windshield than the bug.  Not cyclists.  Not in late October, anyway. There’s nothing quite like a crisp autumn day.  The sun warms, but doesn’t bake you.  There is a certain smell in the air.  The landscape is changing before your eyes.  Invigorated, you... Read more »
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Carbon Fiber Bikes: There Is An Alternative

Carbon Fiber Bikes: There Is An Alternative
Many cycling enthusiasts believe that fall is the best time to run out and buy a new bike. Retailers, as the theory goes, are more desperate to sell leftover inventory to make room for next year’s models and generate much needed cash to weather the upcoming winter.  It’s all just a matter of surgical shopping.... Read more »