Matt Willens, a Chicago personal injury lawyer, likes the idea of ghost bikes but doesn’t like what happens to them over time.
I like this idea. I think ghost bikes are a great symbol, but after a short period of time they basically become a nuisance. Maybe a combination of the two would work: a ghost bike rack as a permanent fixture and a ghost bike for a period of time immediately after to serve as a memorial, but would eventually be removed and used elsewhere.
and then they dart out into the shared/bike lane whenever there’s an obstacle.
This is dumb for so many reasons. First, drivers using the road lane are less likely to see you when you pop back into the bike/shared lane. Second, drivers parked in the parking lane who are exiting their vehicles are less likely to see you, as they will check their side mirrors, not their rear view mirrors, for cyclists. Please, TAKE THE LANE! It’s there for you.
When I Realize I Don't Remember Riding Home From A Party
That first 20 minutes after waking up with a righteous hangover when you realize that your bike is parked at home, but you don’t remember riding it is pure Hell. At least you’re home safely, but what a dumb thing to do.
My Initial Reaction When The FedEx Driver Sped Past Me at an Uncomfortable Distance Today
And then fought with me about what she did was right or wrong…
My reaction after filing a formal complaint with FedEx
I wish the woman who was driving no harm whatsoever (keep your job! Don’t get fired! I mean it!), but due to repeated awful conduct on the roads, I hope Chicago FedEx drivers will get some sort of education about how to share the roads. This sort of thing happens almost every time I ride, so frequently that I switched up my route to avoid their Chicago distribution center and the numbnuts who blast out of there down Halsted every day.
In better news, the woman who handled my complaint was very nice and apologetic. If you’ve experienced any similar issues with these drivers please report the incidents. It’s all we can do to draw attention to the problem, and hopefully work internally to get it fixed.
"I know this will be a contentious statement, but it boggles my mind to learn there are any cyclists in New York who even THINK about stopping at red lights. I can’t think of the last time I’ve seen a single one stop, and I look out for them all the time. “
I’m not sure if the content is more annoying than the rigamaroll you must go through to actually read the article, but do yourself a favor and read this for nothing more than to inspire blind rage. Keep in mind, the author’s job is to inspire blind rage on a regular basis. Try not to get too fired up.
You’re not completely wrong on some points, but due to your generalizations and condescension, my reaction to you, Mr. Kaas, is:
Riding Near the Lakefront During the Air and Water Show
I was so pumped to hear all the jets this weekend while I rode my bike around town, and all I could think of was Top Gun. The rooftop bar where I watched the Blue Angels played much of the soundtrack, which clearly re-affirmed it’s place in the American cultural lexicon. I was very saddened to hear the news about Tony Scott this morning, but happy to know his work has made such an impact.