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Old 02-17-2011, 08:42 PM
 
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I love biking, but in the worst recession in decades this makes no sense. This is our version of the bridge to nowhere

Cityscapes: Lakefront overpass gets approval from plan commission
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Humboldt Park, Chicago
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Getting approval from the planning commission and getting actual funding are two different things. Just ask the Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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Getting approval from the planning commission and getting actual funding are two different things. Just ask the Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail
"Funding is already secured for the first two phases, city officials said. City officials still have to secure funding for the third phase. They said that each phase is expected to take two years to build. If the first phase begins in 2012, the entire project could be complete by 2018."
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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"Funding is already secured for the first two phases, city officials said. City officials still have to secure funding for the third phase. They said that each phase is expected to take two years to build. If the first phase begins in 2012, the entire project could be complete by 2018."
you don't just stop developing the city. why don't we just crawl into a hole, this isn't indianapolis. That is a pretty bad choke point for runners and bikers. I'd rather them do that than whatever they are doing now with Wacker Drive.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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you don't just stop developing the city. why don't we just crawl into a hole, this isn't indianapolis. That is a pretty bad choke point for runners and bikers. I'd rather them do that than whatever they are doing now with Wacker Drive.
I have nothing against developing the city, but a 45 million bike path. When is the city going to start investing in the neighborhoods, you know, where most Chicagoans live, or how about investing in the CTA.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:03 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I have nothing against developing the city, but a 45 million bike path. When is the city going to start investing in the neighborhoods, you know, where most Chicagoans live, or how about investing in the CTA.
I agree those would be better investments, I was basically stating on the premise of, I have certainly seen WORSE investments olympic bid was over 100m and all that came out of that was people heckling me about signing up a sheet.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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There needs to be special taxes and fees on bikes and bike riders if bike people want bike related amenities.

It is only fair. Car owners pay through the wazzoo already for car related projects.

Bike owners/riders can pay at least part of the bill for bike projects.

By the way, bike riders should be required to buy insurance too.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:38 PM
 
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^^^That's a bit unfair and I don't know what the point of mentioning it either, as it is very unrealistic. It's not like most bike riders in Chicago demanded this. It was the city's plan to let it be built. If anything we shouldn't tax bikers, so that people can ride bikes more to commute, making it less necessary to own a car.

I guess we should start charging people who go the beach to right? Also the people that jog along the Lake Shore? Might as well starting asking for admission for Millenium Park as well.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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^^^That's a bit unfair
There is nothing unfair about it. Bike riders cause accidents that cost people and insurance companies money just like car drivers do. They should be required to have insurance.

The city has spent buku money on making bike lanes on city streets. Bike riders have paid not one cent for this privilege.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:17 PM
 
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The city has spent buku money on making bike lanes on city streets. .
It's " beaucoup "
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