12 March 2008

Bike racks of Hyde Park: Welcome back!

The bikes have returned to Hyde Park Shopping Center!

Plenty were parked outside for the grand opening of Treasure Island Foods, formerly the Hyde Park Co-Op Market. (See here.)

Sweeeet. And on such a lovely springlike day, too.

More good news: The City of Chicago passed the Bicycle Safety Ordinance! The Trib comments are mostly very mean--and for some reason, today I don't care.

PS: Bike the Drive!


At 12 March, 2008 16:40, Blogger Fritz said...

I don't even read the comments in newspapers any more, too much bad juju. Thanks for passing along that wonderful news.

At 12 March, 2008 17:01, Blogger David Johnsen said...

Most of the comments are the usual crap, but what disturbs me is how many people talk about the 3-foot law like it's something new that Chicago created. It's been an Illinois law since last summer, but the state has done a lousy job educating the public.

At 12 March, 2008 17:12, Blogger Jennifer said...

Wasn't there a whole bunch of "new year, new law" press on it back in January? (The state law was passed last summer, but it didn't take effect until January 1 of this year.) Or do people just have amnesia? Nobody seems to remember Daley's "Chicago salute" comment, either, and that was just last month.

At 12 March, 2008 18:29, Blogger David Johnsen said...

I think everyone was too worked up about the smoking ban in January to care about any other new laws.

Btw, here is an illustrated PDF of the new ordinance.

At 12 March, 2008 18:47, Blogger Jennifer said...

City of Big Whiners.

At 12 March, 2008 22:02, Blogger Eric Allix Rogers said...

I was happy to hear that the law passed. I was also very happy to go to Treasure Island and do some grocery shopping. I still think I'll be going to HP Produce more often than TI, but it's great to have a full-service grocery store in the neighborhood again. (And, I would point out - a fact which I consider a good thing - their selection very strongly resembles the Co-op.)


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