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Old 10-23-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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Swoosh Along the Lakefront | NBC Chicago
While not a priority for the Park District, there are new mile markers, provided by Nike. The company donated money to refurbish the trail at no taxpayer expense. A win for Chicago.
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Cool stuff!
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Old 10-23-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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So now I'm going to be exposed to Nike commercials when I go for a bike ride on public land? Am I the only one sick to death of commercialization and being exposed to a constant barrage of advertising?
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Old 10-23-2010, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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...Am I the only one sick to death of commercialization and being exposed to a constant barrage of advertising?
No. I am on your side.
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Old 10-23-2010, 04:45 PM
 
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it's a fact of life now. i can get over it since they donated $100k to the park district.
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Time to spray paint em
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Chicago--Bucktown
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Yeah, let's be critical of a company picking up the maintenance tab for one of our city's favorite parks.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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This is lame. Just like the new remodeling in Lincoln Park. I liked it much more when it was more natural. Has anybody seen this new stuff there? It looks UGLY. That comed stuff I think is stupid too.

Has anybody seen the new parkspace in Omaha??? It is equally as commercialized. They could have funded this by eliminating one useless City gov job.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Yeah, let's be critical of a company picking up the maintenance tab for one of our city's favorite parks.
I'd rather the path went to Hell than be beholden to Nike and their ever present Goddam swoosh. What, you think they're doing this because they're nice guys?
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I'd rather the path went to Hell than be beholden to Nike and their ever present Goddam swoosh. What, you think they're doing this because they're nice guys?
Plus if they are going to do this, and this is the road Chicago wants to head down, at least they could have gotten more than 100k out of them. Actually they probably got about 1million and funneled the 900k to other cronies knowing them. Why don't they just open a Niketown out by the lake? That way once people see the swoosh they can go straight over and buy a pair and throw the ones they are wearing into Lake Michigan.

I am pretty disappointed the way Chicago is headed in terms of this. The new development in Lincoln Park is frankly hideous. Downtown commercialization is one thing, park commercialization kind of defeats the purpose of having a park (to get away from this stuff.) I'm sure Burnham is rolling over in his grave.

They could have gotten some urban youth to go build this stuff in shop class as part of the community service hours to graduate.

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it's a fact of life now. i can get over it since they donated $100k to the park district.
It's only a fact of life because people are apathetic. Yay Nike Swooshes, yay another Apple store opening (which gets a big spot of coverage on the news)... The apple fan boys looked like a nazi youth rally. Maybe if the news would drag dead bodies to millenium park littered in bullets displaying what actually happens in Chicago something would get done.
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