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Old 11-18-21, 09:57 AM
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Driver Takes Out LBS

Alleged drunk driver takes out Barnardís Schwinn

North Avenue shop, home to what's believed to be Oak Parkís oldest family business, may face demolition

One block west of Chicago! This LBS has been here "forever"!
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Old 11-18-21, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by gringomojado View Post

Alleged drunk driver takes out Barnardís Schwinn

North Avenue shop, home to what's believed to be Oak Parkís oldest family business, may face demolition

One block west of Chicago! This LBS has been here "forever"!
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hope no one was hurt! I once sat on a window stool at a pizza shop where a year later someone drove thru the window killing the person sitting on the stool I had used
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Old 11-18-21, 10:19 AM
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I've driven by there countless times. The building next door is notable for its painted-on digital clock. Faded though, it is very old.
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Old 11-19-21, 08:21 AM
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Barnard's Schwinn Cyclery Ltd. - Home
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Old 11-19-21, 08:22 AM
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https://abc7chicago.com/oak-park-il-...rash/11227487/
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Old 11-19-21, 08:49 AM
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No one is safe when bad drivers are on the road.

Here's an old story that's not so uncommon.

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.3564461
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Originally Posted by gringomojado View Post

Alleged drunk driver takes out Barnardís Schwinn

North Avenue shop, home to what's believed to be Oak Parkís oldest family business, may face demolition

One block west of Chicago! This LBS has been here "forever"!
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This is disturbing for so many reasons.
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Old 11-19-21, 10:28 AM
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Stupid bike shops! Why don't they stay... off... the...

Oh, never mind.
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Old 11-19-21, 10:45 AM
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This is disturbing for so many reasons.
LOL Reminds me of the old guy who checks the newspaper first thing every day to make sure his name isn't in the obituaries...
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Old 11-19-21, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Daniel4 View Post
No one is safe when bad drivers are on the road.

Here's an old story that's not so uncommon.

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.3564461
It's not only bad drivers per se. It's the entire crappy road design in most American cities and towns.
This type of 'accident', actually it's not an accident it's vehicle violence, would be much rarer if the roads didn't encourage high rates of speed and reckless driving in city and business centers.

One of the interesting statistics from the pandemic is that the number of miles driven by US drivers decreased but traffic fatalities increased.
The take away? US streets are fundamentally unsafe and encourage risky behavior from a large segment of drivers.
And only the fact that the roads are usually traffic-jammed and congested keeps more people from dying or driving into buildings.
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-...21-2021-09-02/

OK - rant over. I feel better.
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Old 11-19-21, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by billridesbikes View Post
It's not only bad drivers per se. It's the entire crappy road design in most American cities and towns.
This type of 'accident', actually it's not an accident it's vehicle violence, would be much rarer if the roads didn't encourage high rates of speed and reckless driving in city and business centers.

One of the interesting statistics from the pandemic is that the number of miles driven by US drivers decreased but traffic fatalities increased.
The take away? US streets are fundamentally unsafe and encourage risky behavior from a large segment of drivers.
And only the fact that the roads are usually traffic-jammed and congested keeps more people from dying or driving into buildings.
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-...21-2021-09-02/

OK - rant over. I feel better.
Streets encourage risky behavior?
And if there were less drivers on the road, more drivers would die?
Good stuff
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Old 11-19-21, 07:35 PM
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Oh brother. Here we go! Blame game has commenced!
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Old 11-19-21, 08:35 PM
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For a good lawyer, sounds like a major insurance claim.

Unless the person has zero assets and poverty income.
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Old 11-19-21, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by billridesbikes View Post
It's not only bad drivers per se. It's the entire crappy road design in most American cities and towns.
This type of 'accident', actually it's not an accident it's vehicle violence, would be much rarer if the roads didn't encourage high rates of speed and reckless driving in city and business centers.

One of the interesting statistics from the pandemic is that the number of miles driven by US drivers decreased but traffic fatalities increased.
The take away? US streets are fundamentally unsafe and encourage risky behavior from a large segment of drivers.
And only the fact that the roads are usually traffic-jammed and congested keeps more people from dying or driving into buildings.
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-...21-2021-09-02/

OK - rant over. I feel better.
It's the opposite for Toronto. With the number of drivers down and bike ridership up, in 2020 fatalities decreased by 27% and injuries by 46% amongst all road users combined.

Of course, during that time, Toronto had installed a lot more separated bike lanes and closed off some major streets on weekends, effectively further removing cars from roads where cyclists are.

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Old 11-20-21, 04:31 PM
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Looks like driver was uninsured and also no license to drive car

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Old 11-20-21, 06:11 PM
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Looks like driver was uninsured and also no license to drive car

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I'm shocked.
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