3 VotesFix it! Voted!3401-3465 West Lake Street Chicago, Illinois
This is so frustrating. I do my part to follow the rules of the road, stop at red lights, and yield the way at stop signs when it's not my turn to go. But after counting 10 cars either driving or parking in protected bike lanes yesterday (6 on Lake St, 1 on Dearborn, and 3 on Kinzie), it made me want to say "F*** it." If they're not going to obey the law, why should I? When I took this photo the driver told me not to and I was like, "This is not a parking spot." She said, "I can park wherever I want." "And I can take a photo." Yes, you can park in front of a fire hydrant if you want. But you should get a ticket.
Bottom line, CDOT needs to work with the city police to enforce the law and give tickets to cars parking in the bike lane. The lanes have been there long enough for people to realize that they're not for cars.
I recommend bike cops for the job...
3200 W Polk Chicago, IL
Stop sign is knocked down on the corner of polk and spaulding 60624
12 VotesFix it! Voted!15 Sacramento Chicago, IL
I am a parent of a Cps student who attends Collins located at 1313 S Sacramento in Chicago, I am contacting you about safety issues of all the students that have to cross that street to get to their school and I would like to request pedestrians horses places out in the middle of the street so the speeding traffic can slow down and let the students cross the street, Monday through Friday when i drop my son off at school i see how these kids are about to get hit by all the speeding motorist, They need the horses placed to slow the traffic down. The city have the horses placed for the students going To Uic campus on Roosevelt and Halsted and our children are just important as theirs
Please put out the pedestrians horses up and down Sacramento for the safety of the children. there are no crossing guards for Collins High school students
July 2, 2010
For drivers as well as pedestrians and cyclists, traffic around the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) campus can get congested and confusing at times at busy locales such as the intersection of Taylor and Wood Streets and on Harrison Street near University Hall and student dormitories. So confusing, in fact, that a 2002 study by the Chicago Department of Transportation concluded the Taylor and Wood intersection needed a stoplight.
Previous 2nd Ward Alderman Madeline Haithcock had barred the idea as too costly, so since then UIC Police have placed vertical yellow signs in the streets at both locales that urge drivers to watch for pedestrians. The signs say, “State law, yield within crosswalk,” and have a drawing of a pedestrian. Bill Burton, UIC News Bureau director, said, “The signs are intended to remain in place at all times but sometimes are removed because they were struck by a car or were stolen.” He added UIC has not compiled statistics to determine whether the signs have increased or decreased collisions at these intersections.
“Anecdotal reports of close calls and near misses and concern for pedestrian safety,” prompted UIC to install the signs Burton said. “UIC Police are writing tickets where violations occur, like for not coming to a complete stop or making an improper turn. They are enforcing the signs. The signs are a good idea.”
Chicago Police Commander Dennis Keane of the 12th District agreed the current signs “seem to do the job. From what I see people seem to honor the signs. When they see people, they stop.”
4 VotesFix it! Voted!2650 W Washington Blvd Chicago, IL
Stop signs were put in recently on Washington Blvd at Talman and Washtenaw, but people don't always stop. A speed bump is needed in front of the school.