Tag: League of Illinois Bicyclists

60 Second Cycling: Biking Stories You May Have Missed

Here’s a quick summary of bicycling-related stories you may have missed: Illinois’ Dead Red Stoplight Law now in effect!  If you are riding anywhere in the state outside the city limits of Chicago, you may now legally proceed through a red light (traffic permitting) after waiting 120 seconds for the light to change.  This law... Read more »

60 Second Cycling: Week in Review and Upcoming Events

Yesterday was a very bad day for bicycling.  The transportation bill that emerged from committee drastically reduces Federal funding for bicycling and pedestrian projects and sets active transportation policy back decades.  Dedicated Safe Routes to School funding has been eliminated along with the Complete Streets provision for future projects. You can read statements from Rails... Read more »

Spotlight on the League of American Bicyclists

Spotlight on the League of American Bicyclists
Gotta love the League of American Bicyclists. Not just for the great advocacy work they do on behalf of cyclists across the country, but also for the way in which they precisely communicate important information.  I received an excellent e-newsletter yesterday that I could easily cut-and-paste for today’s post.  It almost makes me feel like... Read more »
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60 Second Cycling: Upcoming Events and Week In Review

60 Second Cycling: Upcoming Events and Week In Review
It’s Friday and you’re probably wondering what’s going on this weekend. The chainlink features a calendar highlighting events for the next week or so.  Among them is the Windy City Cycling Club’s Season Opening Party on Saturday, Occupy the Bike Lane on Sunday, and the beginning of the Gaper’s Block Crit Series on Monday. Lazy... Read more »

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 »

60 Second Cycling: Weekend Events, Week in Review

60 Second Cycling: Weekend Events, Week in Review
What are you doing this weekend? I’m heading up to Madison Wisconsin for the millionth annual Bike-O-Rama at the Alliant Energy Center this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  While I will be spending my time demonstrating the oldest bike brand in the world (the one with a very recognizable signature green color), thousands of people will... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

2020 Bike Plan and Requested Bicycling Boulevards

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If you’re interested in city cycling and curious about the policy processes that make bike lanes magically appear, you should make it a point to follow Grid Chicago. Grid Chicago, the Active Transportation Alliance, the League of Illinois Bicyclists and engaged cycling citizens throughout the city, have all been actively involved in working with CDOT... Read more »
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