Saturday, August 6, 2011

For your browsing pleasure

We've now added biking and pedestrian links to our blog roll over there ------------->
and we hope you take the time to check them out.
Bicyclists and pedestrians on the Chicago's Lakefront Path at North Avenue. Photo:
Looking over the list, we see they're heavy on the bike-related topics, but not by choice! Biking seems to inspire more bloggers and advocacy organizations, but if you know of others that cover pedestrian issues, please let us know.

If you're new to Chicago's biking scene, you might want to head over to the City of Chicago Bike Program website for information about bicycle laws, safety, new initiatives, and much more. Click on the Chicago Bike Maps link to view the city map and see which streets currently have bike lanes, shared lanes, or no special accommodation for bikes -- too many, unfortunately.
Bike lane ends, on Wells Street.  Photo:
Chicago's online biking community meets regularly at Chainlink, which has bike-related event notices, meet up groups, and active discussion forum with topics ranging from advice on routes to a destination, to commiserating about the challenges of urban cycling.

Just for fun, we've included a few sites like Copenhagen Chic, which has inspirational photographs of those ultra-cool Danes pedalling casually around their bicycling paradise while wearing impossibly chic everyday clothing. You'll see no spandex on that site. Not to be outdone, we have our own Chicago version at Bike Fancy, with beautiful pictures of our own Windy City compatriots looking stylish and showing their bike love.

Hope you're inspired, and happy browsing!

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