April 3, 2014 |
Segways are facing new rules when it comes to how many can be in a tour group, how fast they can go and where they aren't allowed. If more than three tourists are riding Segways in a tour group, they would not be allowed to go more than 8 miles per hour on the public way, under a proposed amendment introduced by Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) on Wednesday. No more than eight Segways would be allowed as part of a tour group, the proposal said. Also Segways would be prohibited on the Navy Pier Flyover , which is a 16-foot-wide overpass that will span along Lake Shore Drive from Jane Addams Park to the...
March 21, 2014 |
This is a Segway about to try LSD. Posted to Reddit, a photo of a Segway rider casually talking on his cell phone approaching Lake Shore Drive hadn't seen the digital light of day until Thursday. But Tim Rodriguez, of Streeterville, who was fresh off a trip to Austin for South by Southwest, had his girlfriend, Brie Back, dig it up. "We recently went to South by Southwest and there was a popular meme everywhere of oblivious tech guy on a Segway," he said. "I couldn't (resist)
January 22, 2014 |
"A w indswept blend of fresh water, shoreline woods and a hint of mint. " If that's what Lake Shore Drive smells like to you, see a doctor. But as our friends at Gapers Block pointed out Wednesday , Bath and Body works has a "Lake Shore Drive" scented candle for sale, and it smells like nothing but waxy goodness. While we haven't lit one ourselves, the reviews on the site are all five-star. " This candle smells so lovely!" reads one review. "In the description there is no mention of melon, but I really...
January 7, 2014 |
It may be too cold to ride a bike outside. But some cyclists are already thinking about cruising a car-free Lake Shore Drive for the annual Bike the Drive event five months away. Registration for the MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive opens Jan. 21 at bikethedrive.org . The Active Transportation Alliance is launching a T-shirt design contest for the event to be held May 25. Design submissions are due Feb. 11. The five best designs selected by the alliance will advance to an online voting period from Feb. 24 through March 7. The...
December 12, 2013 |
The Chicago Police Department announced plans to patrol Lake Shore Drive for drunk drivers over the weekend. The DUI Strike Force Patrol is slated to cover the Drive from 8 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday, according to an alert released today by the police department. The extra patrollers are slated to cover the length of the drive, from Hollywood Avenue in Edgewater to 92nd Street on the South Side, looking for drivers who appear to be intoxicated. They will also be issuing tickets to speed and seat belt violators.
August 6, 2013 |
When Write Club founder Ian Belknap was offered the opportunity to curate and host the free Live Lit on the Lake series as part of Chicago Park District's Theater on the Lake program, he immediately set three criteria: to balance the approach with both narrative-focused arts and essay, to represent the diversity of gender and cultural perspectives in Chicago's live lit scene and above all, to showcase the highest caliber writer-performers he's observed...