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John Greenfield

John has lived in Chicago since 1989 and has worked a number of bicycle jobs, from messenger to mechanic to managing the Chicago Department of Transportation's bicycle parking program, arranging the installation of over 3,700 bike racks. He writes regularly for Time Out Chicago, Newcity, Momentum and Urban Velo magazines and works at Boulevard Bikes in Logan Square.

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    1. That isn’t to say there should be an issue with having booze on it, either. But at least then I could understand them being worried or wanting to do more study. A slow-moving vehicle with a sober driver is not a danger.

  1. Last spring I saw Milwaukee’s Pedal Tavern and thought it would be a great idea for Chicago – except it would never get past the permits and licenses. The Milwaukee one is not yet allowed to serve alcohol on board, either.

    Like the Pedal Pub folks, I’m confused about how the BACP is denying them a license but presumably approves of other organizations that conduct tours without a motor vehicle. I hadn’t heard of Bobby’s, but I thought of Bike and Roll’s bicycle tours and the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s walking tours. I suppose Bike and Roll can claim their primary business is rentals, and the CAF is a nonprofit. But surely the BACP knows such things exist.

    I hope this gets resolved by the summer. I’d love to go for a ride on the Pedal Pub.

  2. Chicago needs to lay off regulating things that promote interesting streetlife. Look at the miserable food truck scene/street food, Chicago should be way better than this!

    I find it sad that I can add one more thing to my list of things that “Cincinnati does better than Chicago” with this.

      1. Its already there ;-). Shame Cinners closed down. Someone needs to do an artisinal Cincy chili parlor and bar in a hip neighborhood sometime. (Cinners was a bit too far off the beaten path).

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