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Two resources for people looking for stolen bikes:
The SPD inventory of recovered bikes:
Tweets by GetYourBikeBack
And an independently run stolen bike index:
Chicago doesn’t have any laws that require cyclists to wear helmets, so pehaps we shouldnt’ focus on whether or not they are wearing them. Interesting tidbit, bike share programs (without helmets) have reduced the numbers of head injuries among cyclists (source, source)
I’m also curious as to who will be the primary users for the bike share.
Yesterday morning I saw a truck idling on the bike path underneath 15th Ave (just west of the railroad crossing). And yesterday afternoon ~5:15pm as I was biking past on 46th, I saw a car driving west, coming out Shillshole onto 46th. These incidents aren’t exceptions, they are the norm. I send regular emails to SDOT and they really couldn’t care less.
Okay, but I have. And given that they made the actual railroad crossing itself more dangerous, I can’t say that it is an improvement.
I think it’s debatable where the temporary path is an improvement. Personally, I think it’s worse than before (which is hard to accomplish). Cars continue to drive on the wrong side. Personally, I’ve started riding on 46th instead.
I don’t understand rant #3?
Yesterday was the first day since they made it one way that I did not see a car going the wrong way. Of course, they ruined a good thing by putting in the most absurd railroad crossing. That sharp, narrow bend is impassable.
I see about 3 cars a week driving the wrong way on the bike lanes. I’ve stopped a few of them and they are unaware that it has become a one way street. The most recent was a truck from King County Water Services. There are only signs at the intersection closest to Fred Meyer telling cars not to enter – the two other intersections are completely unlabeled.