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  • Chicago should reconsider ban of pedicabs on some streets

    Chicago should reconsider ban of pedicabs on some streets
    T.C. O'Rourke makes his living pedaling people around Chicago in a tricycle taxi. But thanks to City Hall, he might soon be out of business. As of Saturday, it's illegal for pedicab drivers to use busy downtown stretches of Michigan Avenue and State...
  • Could you save money by losing a car?

    My husband and I have been car free since 2003, when his 1993 Saturn bit the dust. We have lived in New York City all that time, where we commute on the subway, ride our bikes, catch cabs, use the bike share system, take the East River Ferry and ride...
  • After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel

    After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel
    There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
  • Spring break: Divvy sets new single-day record

    Spring break: Divvy sets new single-day record
    If you thought Saturday was a great day for a bike ride, you weren’t alone. With temperatures reaching 80 degrees, Divvy — Chicago’s bike-sharing program — broke its single-day record Saturday, with 10,866 rides. The previous...
  • Divvy bikes allowed in Chicago Triathlon

    Divvy bikes allowed in Chicago Triathlon
    Triathletes who don’t own bikes are no longer at a disadvantage in Chicago. ¬†Organizers have announced 100 participants will be allowed to compete on Divvy bikes during the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon in August. The sky-blue-colored bikes...
  • More bike lanes on way for Chicago

    More bike lanes on way for Chicago
    The city plans to install 20 more miles of bike lanes this spring and summer as part of a continued push to make Chicago more bicycle friendly. The Chicago Department of Transportation plan includes five miles of protected bike lanes, which are...
  • Serendivvity: Gravity Tank turns Divvy data into dating site

    Serendivvity: Gravity Tank turns Divvy data into dating site
    Divvy handed them the data, and they gave it back as a dating website.  A team of five Chicago developers has won the award for most creative presentation of the bike-sharing company's data in the Divvy Data Challenge. Issued in February, the...
  • BFF Bikes joins field of local female-focused cycling groups

    BFF Bikes joins field of local female-focused cycling groups
    When Annie Byrne and Vanessa Buccella met on a cycling team in 2012, both wondered why the sport often seemed skewed toward men.  To attract more women to cycling, they started a meet-up group for female riders, with the tagline "A Cycling Community...
  • Emanuel aids bicyclist after crash on 'hipster highway'

    Emanuel aids bicyclist after crash on 'hipster highway'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's morning coffee fix was interrupted Tuesday when he stopped to comfort a bicyclist involved in an accident with a truck. Around 8:30 a.m., the mayor stopped to pick up a drink at Big Shoulders Coffee near the intersection of...
  • Emanuel transportation chief: Have to be on cell phone or drinking to get speed camera ticket

    Emanuel transportation chief: Have to be on cell phone or drinking to get speed camera ticket
    Departing Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein told aldermen Wednesday that drivers who get speed camera tickets are either distracted by their phones or have been drinking. The comments came as Klein testified at a City Council budget hearing where...
  • Chicago alderman wants $25 bike registration fee

    Chicago alderman wants $25 bike registration fee
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's vision of Chicago as a bike-friendly metropolis found itself in the cross hairs of an alderman's proposal for a $25 bike tax Wednesday. South Side Ald. Pat Dowell, 3rd, floated a plan to charge bike owners an annual $25 registration...
  • 10 things you might not know about bicycles

    10 things you might not know about bicycles
    By most accounts, the Divvy bike-sharing program has had a strong start, but it's likely to face a major test as it goes through its first Chicago winter. The Italian pro cycling team Lampre-Merida has its own share of troubles after more than 100 bikes...