Chicago area gets $25.6M for bike pat...

Chicago area gets $25.6M for bike paths, walking trails

There are 14 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 31, 2013, titled Chicago area gets $25.6M for bike paths, walking trails. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Chicago and the suburbs will receive $25.6 million to build and expand bicycle paths and walking trails that provide new connections between communities in addition to offering safe places for recreation, Gov.

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seeing eye dog

Nashua, NH

#1 Jan 31, 2013
drug dealers on the south side of Chicago missed a great golden opportunity here.

they could have used some of the excessive drug traffic revenue to build a really nice state of the art bike jogging path through the drug sales areas of the city

it would have given the drug dealers some much needed positive public relations points with Chicago citizens and as a adding feature the dealers would have had increases in foot traffic drug sales which makes it harder for the key stoned cops to track buyers. joggers & bikers don't got licenses plates for the key stoned cops to follow up on.
oppps did I let the cat out of the bag here??
sorry cat lovers.

plus the drug runner gunners would have had the much slower moving joggers ,bikers to take target range practice at build up that hand eye coordination so when gunners move up to the drive by shooter level they will be better trained get more kids/people killed with the first shots fired and fewer misses or just wounded which hurts the total scores each shooter accrues for the end of the year drug selling shooter awards show held in Gary, IN each year.

drug dealers should form a public relations department to promote better image of drug dealers. gun shooters on da south side of da city.
I am sending my Resume in for da position, to whom shall I address it????
Rahm Jizzbucket Emanuel

Oswego, IL

#2 Jan 31, 2013
Funny that there is money for this but not to hire more police? This shows only spend money on what they want to!
seeing eye dog

Nashua, NH

#3 Jan 31, 2013
Rahm Jizzbucket Emanuel wrote:
Funny that there is money for this but not to hire more police? This shows only spend money on what they want to!
don't forget the real cash cow of chicago city government PARKING regulation ENFORCEMENT!

If the city of high death rates spent as much money and man power on arresting drug gangs shooters as they do parking meter enforcement there would be no gun deaths in da city.

but alas and alack the city is more worried about maintaining a revenue steady stream than a bunch of dead black people who happen to get in the way of da drug dealers gun sights and rights to shoot dem guns at anyone they want when ever they want.

heck drug dealers unions have rights too you know!

still I wonder where all that drug money revenue goes????

don't see no evidence of luxury spending on the streets in da hood??

they must have lavish furnishings on the inside of the run down homes they live in. Bet they have Picasso's & oriental rugs everywhere, gold plated dishes etc etc.
arby

Lansing, IL

#4 Jan 31, 2013
a real waste of taxpayer money in a poor economy. more pork for special interests. gotta love our government...the best money can buy!
Biker

Cicero, IL

#5 Jan 31, 2013
It's about time! Especially easy paths to get across highways and major streets, through industrial areas, and such. Chicagoland is just way too segregated and isolated. Like the highways, major streets, and industrial areas may as well also currently double as blockades to bicyclists.
Mystery Man

Gurnee, IL

#6 Feb 1, 2013
Biker wrote:
It's about time! Especially easy paths to get across highways and major streets, through industrial areas, and such. Chicagoland is just way too segregated and isolated. Like the highways, major streets, and industrial areas may as well also currently double as blockades to bicyclists.
I like the path down Rollins road. Good choice for a bike path.
But i'm not so sure paths crossing major highways is a good idea.
Its scary enough with the drunks out there.
superintendent fake cop

United States

#7 Feb 1, 2013
And no money for the police, they need to fire that worthless, useless police superintendent how can he say we don't need more police,
Biker

Cicero, IL

#8 Feb 1, 2013
Mystery Man wrote:
<quoted text>
I like the path down Rollins road. Good choice for a bike path.
But i'm not so sure paths crossing major highways is a good idea.
Its scary enough with the drunks out there.
Not crossing the road itself. I meant, as in bicycle overpasses, underpasses, and such.
Mayor

New York, NY

#9 Feb 1, 2013
Hey buddy, let me hold a dollar for ya.
wow

Chicago, IL

#10 Feb 1, 2013
So the homosexuals can all ride,
Mystery Man

Gurnee, IL

#11 Feb 1, 2013
Biker wrote:
<quoted text>
Not crossing the road itself. I meant, as in bicycle overpasses, underpasses, and such.
I've seen a few of those. I love that idea.
If that is the kind you have in mind i'm with you all the way.
That is OK

Arlington Heights, IL

#12 Feb 1, 2013
Well, there are probably a few people left in Shitcago who are white, speak English and pay taxes. It is only fitting that they get some benefit for their hard work.
Biker

Cicero, IL

#13 Feb 1, 2013
Another great spot for bicycle trails would be highway medians. You know, that normally grassy/weedy area between the two sides of the highway which divides the traffic that flows one way from the traffic that flows the other way. And it can easily be made safe by protecting it on both sides with those large concrete highway dividers.
Mystery Man

Gurnee, IL

#14 Feb 2, 2013
Biker wrote:
Another great spot for bicycle trails would be highway medians. You know, that normally grassy/weedy area between the two sides of the highway which divides the traffic that flows one way from the traffic that flows the other way. And it can easily be made safe by protecting it on both sides with those large concrete highway dividers.
I once saw some pics of a design for Fox Lake like that only there was no dividers.
There would have to be dividers or it would be way too unsafe.
The other problem is usually those turn into left turn lanes.
At some point you would run out of bike path and be literally stuck in the middle of traffic.
Solve that problem and again i'll be all for it.
I do like your positive attitude on all this.
Don't let the negative guys in here drag you down.

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