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Chicago Bicyclist Killed After Swerving to Avoid Car Door

This morning, a 32-year-old man was killed while riding south on Wells Street, just north of Oak Street, in Chicago. According to police, he swerved when the driver of a parked Nissan Altima swung open the door, and he fell … Continue reading

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To Boost Cycling, Make Women Happy

By Julie Deardorff Chicago Tribune July 26, 2011  If you want to get more people on their bikes, find a way to appeal to women, one expert says. Chicago’s first protected bike lane on Kinzie Ave., which uses soft plastic … Continue reading

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Illinois to Start Tracking Bicycle ‘Dooring’ Collisions

By Jon Hilkevitch Chicago Tribune April 24, 2011   Dangerous collisions caused by the doors of parked vehicles opening into the path of bicyclists will for the first time be counted as crashes in Illinois, under a change ordered by … Continue reading

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Cyclists vs. Drivers

Editorial Chicago Tribune April 4, 2011 If you’ve ever used the word door as a verb, chances are you’re an urban bicyclist. To door (verb) is to open a vehicle’s door (noun) into the path of a moving bicycle, causing … Continue reading

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New Bike Lanes Called a Cycle Track are Planned for Chicago

By Jon Hilkevitch Chicago Tribune February 27, 2011 A new type of bike lane is being designed for Chicago to boost the confidence of cyclists that it’s safe to ride on streets without fear of being struck by vehicles. The … Continue reading

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