Milwaukee Closes for Construction Project

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Not only does the construction project put riders at risk, so does running red lights!

Urban Cyclist "Idaho Stop" Two-Step Variation

Urban Cyclist “Idaho Stop” Two-Step Variation

But judging from the usual blather cyclists in Chicago do not see things that way. They believe that ‘filtering‘ is perfectly acceptable as it gets them to the front of the line quicker than waiting behind other vehicles. Yet it clearly ‘puts them in traffic‘.

What is most disappointing about this entire business is that the construction along Milwaukee could have been used as an excuse to relocate portions of the Milwaukee-Kinzie stretch over to Grand. But the ‘Chicken Littles‘ of the Urban Cycling Community saw this as a devious attempt to usurp their birthright. So they mounted a campaign to keep things as they are.

But now the full impact of that rather small-minded decision is coming into play and they have their friends in the media trying to stir up some ‘hate-and-discontent‘. That is unfortunate. I say ‘stick by your guns‘ practice all those long forgotten Vehicular Cycling strategies you once knew and STFU.

The constant whining is even more than usual from this group. They really cannot make up their minds.