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Comment on Tough to make pitches: Madison Bumgarner’s lessons for life by Gordon

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:13:48 +0000

I also skip the interviews but Piazza had a great one with Terri Gross not too long ago...

Comment on On 10 days of sharing bikes in Chicago by Sally Duros

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:01:37 +0000

When I checked out the Divvy stand by the Art Institute I had much the same comments as you. I worry about out of town families even considering riding the bikes on Michigan Ave. I think the bus or a walk is still the best bet. And I worry about the helmets. Until we have "real" bike lanes here, these concerns will not go away.

Comment on On 10 days of sharing bikes in Chicago by Steven Vance

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:33:34 +0000

Economy. I do the same thing. Whichever store is safer to get to, has good bike parking, etc... is the store I shop at. I hate having to go to Home Depot because Ace Hardware (on Milwaukee, on my normal route) doesn't have it. Fashion. Guy biking in a suit: My app uses MapQuest bike directions, and it's not that great (it routes down alleys!). So far no routing service I've ever seen takes into account traffic patterns. Maybe one day I will create my own and it will be the best. We don't even know traffic patterns outside of highways because we aren't tracking that data. CDOT is *slowly* advancing its techniques, installing bike counters in Dearborn and using video methods of counting traffic.

Comment on On 10 days of sharing bikes in Chicago by echo

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 01:33:57 +0000

Very interesting read, thanks for the write-up! I hope that new stations come soon, as I live too far away from any to make use of Divvy. In fact, I haven't even seen anyone on one yet, which is hard to imagine since everyone is talking about it! =)

Comment on On 10 days of sharing bikes in Chicago by Derek Brooks

Tue, 09 Jul 2013 02:46:46 +0000

We've had a system similar to divvy in Des Moines for a while now (b-cycle), and with our less congested streets I never even thought about the lack of helmets... That is a bit scary on the streets of Chicago. Yikes.

Comment on Chicago’s Last Lion by bracken

Sun, 07 Apr 2013 21:30:23 +0000

Chris and Steve, Lupe and post-broadcast Steve are among a set of voices that appeal to a niche of Chicagoans. These niche audiences may be more passionate and focussed than those that tuned in back in the day, but are they're not as broad-reaching. Steve, I'll check it out. (When you die I will write you about the time in 1986 when you taught me what humor was. Thank you.)

Comment on Chicago’s Last Lion by Steve Dahl

Sun, 07 Apr 2013 20:29:15 +0000

I agree with you about Roger, it's like the Chicago skyline lost a skyscraper. True, I am not on the radio anymore, but you might want to check out my podcast before you pronounce me dead too. I am proud of the work I am doing now, and really enjoy the freedom that podcasting allows. It free for the first month, so you really have nothing to lose.

Comment on Chicago’s Last Lion by Gordon

Sun, 07 Apr 2013 19:10:32 +0000

You were a perfect person to pen this. Thanks.

Comment on Chicago’s Last Lion by Chris Csikszentmihalyi

Fri, 05 Apr 2013 03:48:03 +0000

Too! Too!

Comment on Chicago’s Last Lion by Chris Csikszentmihalyi

Fri, 05 Apr 2013 03:47:33 +0000

Dude, I am sad about his passing to. Any reservations I might have had about some of his crap reviews were erased by the dignity and grace of his last few years. The man went out with more style than most people have in their entire lives. But Chicago is still strapped. Take time this evening to listen to Lupe Fiasco's "Food and Liquor." It will cheer you up.