Is Chicago a bike-friendly city?
Chicago is bike-friendly, in one sense, due to the largely flat terrain. It also boasts nearly 250 miles of bike lanes, paths and trails. Of these, 18.5 miles have barriers to protect riders from automobile traffic and another 67 miles have marked buffers for bike lanes.
Can you text while biking?
Although it may be difficult to actually do both at the same time, texting while biking is generally not against the law. Most ordinances and state laws that outlaw texting while driving apply only to motor vehicles.
Is it safe to bike at night in Chicago?
Yes. At night, bicyclists must use a front white headlight and a rear red reflector or light. “We also encourage wearing of bright and reflective clothing, especially if riding at night,” Claffey said.
Is it illegal to ride a bike while using a mobile phone?
“There is no specific offence for talking on a mobile phone while cycling. However, you could be prosecuted for careless or inconsiderate cycling contrary to section 29 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.”
What do you do with your phone while riding a bike?
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- In an Armband. Armbands are a universal phone holder and can easily be used while running, in the gym, or even while out riding.
- Bibs Pocket. Some types of cycling shorts will have small pockets on the bib straps that are specifically designed to carry cell phones or keys.
- Bike Bag.
What is working bikes?
Every year, Working Bikes saves over 10,000 bikes from ending up in landfills, giving them new life in communities around the world and in our own backyard. Bicycling is not only a great, independent form of transportation and exercise, but helps reduce carbon emissions.
Why donate a bike to Working Bikes?
Working Bikes collects donated bikes from all over Chicago and the Midwest. These bikes are then shipped to international bike projects, repaired and donated locally to individuals and families in Chicago, or fixed up and sold in our storefront. Donate a bike to help support our work!
What is sustainability at Working Bikes?
Sustainability is at the heart of what we do! Every year, Working Bikes saves over 10,000 bikes from ending up in landfills, giving them new life in communities around the world and in our own backyard. Bicycling is not only a great, independent form of transportation and exercise, but helps reduce carbon emissions.