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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Wednesday, May 18

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Metra has finally announced today that bikes will be allowed on non-rush hour trains. This is a significant victory for bicyclists in Chicago, as Metra had been a stalwart on the issue for years and only recently took up the issue after legislation was considered. There are some restrictions - two bikes per car, not during rush hours (reverse commuters are ok), and many popular weekends are excluded. For many this represents a significant step forward towards making Chicago the best city for bikes in the country.

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