Posts tagged "Grid Chicago"

All Bike Advocacy is Local: Spotlight on The Chainlink and Grid Chicago

All Bike Advocacy is Local: Spotlight on The Chainlink and Grid Chicago
Bicycling advocacy -  like politics – is local. If you’re into the Chicago cycling scene in any way, shape, or form, you should include The Chainlink and Grid Chicago on your daily reading list.  Fan them on Facebook.  Follow them on Twitter.  Add your two cents to the daily discussions. The Chainlink The Chainlink truly... Read more »

What Can Cyclists Do About Our "Rogue" Element?

Fellow cyclists, it appears we have a serious perception problem in the city of Chicago. Despite the efforts of Transportation Secretary Gabe Klein, the Active Transportation Alliance, the chainlink, Grid Chicago, and other pro-cycling advocates, certain careless “cyclists” among us threaten the goodwill everyone else has fought so hard to garner.  While being lumped together... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Upcoming Events & Weekly Recap

I’m definitely phoning it in this Friday. Instead of being downtown at Daley Plaza celebrating Chicago’s Bike To Work Week, I’m in a hotel room midway to Sioux Falls, South Dakota (via Minneapolis).  A hectic work schedule has prevented me from partaking in a great week of Chicago cycling events and some of the best... Read more »
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Sixty Second Cycling: Chicago's Bike Week & Upcoming Events

Sixty Second Cycling: Chicago's Bike Week & Upcoming Events
This Saturday kicks off Chicago’s Bike Week. The cycling community, led by the Active Transportation Alliance, the chainlink, Grid Chicago, and other advocates, has coordinated an incredible line-up of events to highlight the fun that can be experienced on two wheels. The celebration of cycling actually begins Friday night at The Lobby at 36 E.... Read more »

60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review

60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review
The weekend has arrived! While there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms on Sunday (and when hasn’t there been a chance of scattered thunderstorms lately?), temps in the 60s and 70s will beckon us to get out and ride.  With the fierce March wind dying down, it’s the perfect time to rediscover bicycling. My personal... Read more »

Controversy Surrounds Bike Share Selection

Controversy Surrounds Bike Share Selection
I guess it wouldn’t be Chicago without allegations of impropriety… Last week, an Oregon-based vendor was selected to provide the infrastructure, equipment, and management assets for Chicago’s new bike share program.  I commented on the benefits of having an additional 3,000 bikes available for the short-term transportation needs of residents and visitors in a post... Read more »
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What the New Bike Sharing Program Might Mean to Chicago

What the New Bike Sharing Program Might Mean to Chicago
Word came this morning that Mayor Emanuel has selected a vendor for the city’s bicycle-sharing rental program.  (Thanks to Grid Chicago for being the first to share this) The contract was awarded to the same Oregon-based company that runs similar programs in Minneapolis, Boston, Washington DC, Melbourne, Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa and will soon be... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Bicycling News Recap and Upcoming Events

Transportation Funding Bill Great news for cyclists and pedestrians – transportation enhancement funds have been added back to Map-21, the Senate’s transportation bill! Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid added the Cardin-Cochran Amendment to his manager’s amendment for the bill.  While the bill must still be voted on in the Senate and reconciled with the House,... Read more »

Voices Heard: Good News for Cyclists, Pedestrians, and Transit Riders

A big thanks to each of you who took the time to contact your Congressperson about the House Transportation Bill – it has been temporarily shelved! The Transportation for America blog is reporting that the bill that emerged from committee is unable to survive a vote in its entirety.  It will now be broken into... Read more »
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Important Cycling Advocacy News for Today, February 1st

Important Cycling Advocacy News for Today, February 1st
One year ago today we were hunkering down for Snowmageddon.  On this February 1st, we can enjoy a nice bike ride! The City Needs Your Input.  Tonight marks another public meeting for Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 at Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln from 6-8pm.  If you can’t attend, there are webinars planned for... Read more »