Archive for 2011

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 »

A Cyclist's Resolutions for 2012

Here are my top 10 bicycling resolutions for 2012.  Feel free to add yours in the comments section below… 10.  I will donate more money to bicycling advocacy groups.  These not-for-profit organizations continually fight for my right to be on the road, the least I can do is provide some cash to help them succeed. ... Read more »

A Simple Solution for the Coming Guiltmas Season

A Simple Solution for the Coming Guiltmas Season
Yesterday marked the beginning of the end for the gift-giving season. With one last hurrah, the big box retailers shouted “hey, look at all these great items we found buried in the stock room!”  No, they weren’t holding out on us. They weren’t purposely torturing the last minute shoppers with a picked-over, leftover collection of... Read more »
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'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 »

Introducing A News Feed for Chicago Cyclists

Some days, you just don’t have time to write a post… Unfortunately, bicycling news waits for no one. I have spent some time compiling a news feed from all of the sources that can provide valuable content to Chicago cyclists. They can be accessed 24/7 by clicking on my blogroll or the tab “Bicycle News... 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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Laughing at Ourselves and the Stereotypes We Perpetuate

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I despise stereotypes. Especially when I’m guilty of perpetuating one… I am a “cyclist”. This video wouldn’t be so funny if I didn’t know guys exactly like this. Caution: Strong Language.  Do not attempt to drink anything that may sting your nostrils or stain your computer screen while watching this video. Courtesy of YouTube and... Read more »