January 21, 2013 |
Do you have what it takes to handle outdoor sports during winter? RedEye breaks down what you'll need from head to feat. Wanganui Fleece Hat $16, brooksrunning.com This fleece-lined beanie has some retroreflectivity for nighttime use. Drylete Neck Warmer $18, saucony.com Users can breathe through a mesh patch in this moisture-wicking neck warmer, which can be adjusted so only eyes are exposed....
May 8, 2012 |
Cyclists, get ready for life in the fast lane in Roscoe Village. The Chicago Department of Transportation is working on installing a buffered bike lane on Roscoe Street between Western and Damen Avenues. Buffered bike lanes offer more room between cyclists and parked cars than a typical bike lane. They use a striped buffer on one or both sides of a bike lane. Protected bike lanes, such as the one on Kinzie Street between Milwaukee Avenue and Wells Street, use posts to separate bikes from cars.
February 1, 2013 |
Chicago is pedal pushing. City crews installed 27 miles of protected bike lanes in 2012, making some progress on Mayor Emanuel's goal to turn Chicago into the most bike-friendly city. The total of 27 miles brings the tally to 30 miles of protected bike lanes since Emanuel took office in May 2011, according to the Chicago Department of Transportation's report 2012 Bikeways - Year in Review released Friday. Emanuel plans to get 100 miles of protected bike lanes installed during his first term.
July 2, 2013 |
Lock on, Chicago. If you're biking the city this summer, you'll need to invest in a good lock (or four, depending on how paranoid you are). Otherwise, you're vulnerable to bike theft. Bike theft is common in major cities, and all the more common in the summer months, when more riders are on the roads and the crime rate rises. The Chicago Police Department doesn't track bike thefts separately from other theft reports, making it difficult to say how frequently thefts occur and where they're most likely to happen.
July 26, 2011 |
Chicago unveiled its first completed protected bicycle lane Monday as part of Mayor Emanuel's plan to make the city more bike-friendly. The new lane, which separates cyclist traffic from vehicle traffic with soft posts, spans a half-mile stretch of Kinzie Street between Milwaukee Avenue and Wells Street and cost an estimated $140,000 to install. Emanuel's administration has said the city plans to add 25 miles of bike lanes per year, for a total of 100 over his four-year term.
May 12, 2014 |
The three sisters of Haim didn't release any music until they'd been a band for five years, spending much of that time honing what's now a must-see live show. On “Falling,” the first track on the group's consistently catchy debut album “Days Are Gone,” they sing, “No one's ever enough.” Conclusion: These are women with great expectations. “We definitely do have high standards, and we're definitely not afraid to say no,” says Alana Haim by phone with a laugh. “I think before the record came out a lot of people around us were kind of...