Category: chicago

Open discussion: Bicycle access on trains

I wrote a post on my new blog, Grid Chicago, about bicycle access on transit in Chicagoland. It’s that metropolitan area with Chicago, Illinois, as a hub and reaches to a small part of southeast Wisconsin and northwest Indiana. We’ve got Metra trains (like Caltrain), and Chicago Transit Authority trains (like BART and Muni underground lines).

There are definitely ways to improve getting bikes on trains over here, and I opened up the discussion to readers to suggest improvements. I’m going to record everyone’s comments into a database so that when it comes time to push the transit agencies to make changes, we’ll know where to start.


Dutch Bike Chicago opening October 18

Dutch Bike Company Chicago announced the location of their new Chicago shop at 651 W Armitage Ave #1E at Lincoln Park in Chicago’s north side, where they’ll open for business on October 18.

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According to Henry of WorkCycles, “they’ll be unpacking a 40′ high-cube container stuffed full of WorkCycles-Azor Dutch city bikes and Bakfiets Cargobikes. Another container full of bikes and gear is apparently already on its way from Dutch Bike Seattle.”