Posts tagged "War on Cars"

Cyclists Target of Rahm-PASS and Cynical Sniping

Sometimes I imagine myself as a real Tribune columnist, sitting in front of a window overlooking Michigan Avenue, looking down at the people scurrying by. When it comes time to write a column, I just pull out a high-powered scope from a sniper’s rifle and start scanning the street for my next target.  From my... 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 »

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 »
Advertisement:

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: The Bicycle and The Reusable Shopping Bag

My son spent his last two years of high school and first two years of college working part-time at our local Super Target.  What better way to earn a few bucks and learn about the real world? One Sunday morning, my daughter and I were preparing for our usual weekly shopping trip.  We had our... 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 »
Advertisement:

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 »