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Old 09-22-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Just joined and my 1st thread here!

My permanent home is living with my parents in Wicker Park, but since April 2007 I've been living in Houston for contract jobs - worked at Schlumberger and Jacobs Technology ESCG. Now I'm unemployed in Houston and I'm wondering if I should come back to Chicago yet! I visited Chicago July 4th week and it was a highway traffic nightmare! The 90/94 was so slow going outbound! When I go to work from Wicker Park to the suburbs, I take the 90/94 or 290 outbound - are these still very congested now going outbound in the morning? Are they under reconstruction? What other highways are under reconstruction?

If Chicago still has nasty highway reconstruction going on maybe I should take a contract job in another city!
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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well 94 is much better now most of the construction is wrapping up. Back in the summer I remember it would take me 1.5 hours to get out to the burbs and it didnt matter what time I left. That being said the traffic around here is always going to be pretty bad and is only going to get worse in time since we cant really add anymore lanes.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Yes. In the span of one year, expressway traffic has magically disappeared after being crap for 30 years.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I have lived in Chicago from 72 to 2006. Took a job in Bowling Green KY Fall Winter 2006 during the 90/94 Southbound construction - so glad I wasn't in Chicago. So glad I wasn't in Chicago April 2007 to now, too!

But I miss Chicago! Lake Shore Drive is such an awesome place to do a long distance bike workout! I miss some Chicago food, but other cities have better fast food than Chicago!
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Logan Square
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It just shifts around - now the Dan Ryan is good but the Edens is awful. If you can't get to a job in the 'burbs using Metra be prepared for traffic. Pretty much the same as most cities.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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...But I miss Chicago! Lake Shore Drive is such an awesome place to do a long distance bike workout! I miss some Chicago food, but other cities have better fast food than Chicago!
You cannot ride a bike on outer LSD.

Better fast food in term of what McDonalds?
I rarely get chain fast food in the city. Most of the time it does suck. But many of the places that have Hot Dogs,Italian Beefs,Gyros,etc are awesome.

Are you sure you are from Chicago?
I kinda am doubting it.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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It has gotten a lot better, especially since they are almost done with 90/94 construction.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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[quote=Avengerfire;5380681]You cannot ride a bike on outer LSD.

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I'm sure he was referring to the lake front path
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Yeah I workout in the LSD PARK bike path from Olive Park to Bryn Mawr [I think] - an exact 7 miles.

I don't know expressways by name, just number. What's the Edens?

I'll post another thread about how Chicago fast food selection - SUCKS! Really, I've been to other major cities in America and have seen lots of other good fast food places!
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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...I don't know expressways by name, just number. What's the Edens?...
You grew up in Chicago and do not know what the Edens is???
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