Joining lakefront trail mix? Beware the nuts

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Four times a week, Christine Kreitzer runs, cycles or Rollerblades Chicago's lakefront trail, typically from Irving Park Road to North Avenue.
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“This and That”

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#193
Jul 30, 2008
 
Mock26 wrote:
<quoted text> What the path needs is some clearly defined and posted rules, those rules need to become laws, and we need a few summers of segway, bicycle, and foot police out on the path handing out tickets. Maybe, just maybe, some of the inconsiderate jerks might not be so inconsiderate after a couple or more $100 tickets.
I actually agree with this. People really need to know what is and isn't acceptable behavior on the path so that dangerous situations can be avoided; if that means having it be policed for a bit, so be it. The only issue I see here is that of tourists - down by the museum campus it's a free for all because out-of-towners are particularly unaware of what is acceptable on the path - educating them is a must, but can we really punish them for being ignorant of path etiquette?

Since: May 08

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#194
Jul 31, 2008
 
Rob wrote:
They ought to ban those god awful double wide bikes they rent out of Navy Pier. I have never seen anyone riding those but clueless, idiatic tourists. Those things are a true danger on the path.
How about the ever abundant "double-wide" asses here in Chicago (voted the fattest city in America)?

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Jul 31, 2008
 
Yeahs wrote:
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I actually agree with this. People really need to know what is and isn't acceptable behavior on the path so that dangerous situations can be avoided; if that means having it be policed for a bit, so be it. The only issue I see here is that of tourists - down by the museum campus it's a free for all because out-of-towners are particularly unaware of what is acceptable on the path - educating them is a must, but can we really punish them for being ignorant of path etiquette?
Post the rules in several different languages in that area and designate the entire stretch from Navy Pier to the back side of the Shedd as a slow zone. It is only about two miles long and for most of it there is a walking path (or two!) in addition to the actual Lakefront Path. The only really sticky part is the bridge. Once you get past the bridge people can walk along the water's edge all the way down to the Shedd. And, in that slow area shift the focus and go after the speed demons.

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Aug 1, 2008
 
Mock26 wrote:
<quoted text> Post the rules in several different languages in that area and designate the entire stretch from Navy Pier to the back side of the Shedd as a slow zone. It is only about two miles long and for most of it there is a walking path (or two!) in addition to the actual Lakefront Path. The only really sticky part is the bridge. Once you get past the bridge people can walk along the water's edge all the way down to the Shedd. And, in that slow area shift the focus and go after the speed demons.
Yeah, the major problem areas are near tourist attractions and beach areas (north ave, 31st st, etc)- special attention needs to be paid to making those safer.
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Nov 6, 2008
 
Technically,Segways are not motorized recreational vehicles. And I resent anyone thinking path along the lake is expressly for their use. It is used by a variety of people - walking, running, jogging, biking, and even people on Segways. What's the problem? The only problems I see is 1) the path is narrow and 2) people that ride or walk two and three abreast.

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Nov 6, 2008
 
John wrote:
Technically,Segways are not motorized recreational vehicles. And I resent anyone thinking path along the lake is expressly for their use. It is used by a variety of people - walking, running, jogging, biking, and even people on Segways. What's the problem? The only problems I see is 1) the path is narrow and 2) people that ride or walk two and three abreast.
Techinically, Segways are motorized vehicle. They are powered by an electric motor. That makes them motorized vehicles.

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