bikeLab is a summer workshop that will develop a plan for making LUCHA's Humboldt Park buildings more bike and biker-friendly
All smiles on the last day!

All smiles on the last day!

Today is the final day!  The end of this 6-week program! It is a bittersweet moment because soon i will be going to college to study architecture, and while i am overjoyed with that, it is sad to say goodbye to such caring, diverse and social people here at Landon...
LUCHA Resident Interviews: Glenna

LUCHA Resident Interviews: Glenna

Glenna, the receptionist at the HPR LUCHA building, likes the idea of a storage area in the basement for bikers, she thinks it would be a great resource for the bikers at this building. She also shared with me that she would want to ride a bike again but one that...
A final post for a final design

A final post for a final design

As of today, we finished up the last of our tasks here at LBBA as the interns. After the final presentation, and once we were done pitching our designs to the LUCHA residents, we compiled the last of our data into a PDF file for them to access. As a...
LUCHA Resident Interviews: Jimmy

LUCHA Resident Interviews: Jimmy

Jimmy was a LUCHA SRO (Single Room Occupant) in the summer of 2016. He is an experienced cyclist, and feels that biking is a positive impact on the community. Speaking to Jimmy was fun because he had a lot of information for us. When I asked how long he had been...
LUCHA Residents interview: Chistopher

LUCHA Residents interview: Chistopher

Christopher is a 42 year old man who lives at a LUCHA location and likes to ride bikes. He does not have a bike of his own but likes to ride around on a Divvy bike that the city has around town. He feels it is not safe around the neighborhood because of...
Findings

Findings

With this information, one can infer that bicycle storage is an issue. For dense urban areas in Chicago, people living in apartments, condos, or high rises have to carry their bike up however many flights of stairs, or lug them onto an elevator. Therefore, we believe that bike storage could...
Final presentation and info graphs

Final presentation and info graphs

Today marked the first day of our final week. Throughout this program, we have been working on designs for functional and bike friendly spaces in apartment buildings. Now, as we near the very end, we made some finishing touches to our designs, and we are finally going to present them...
Bike in the community!

Bike in the community!

During today’s Lunch and Learn our guests were Steven Lane & Elizabeth Adamczyk, bike activists. Steven represented Critical Mass community bike rides and  Elizabeth represented Women Bike Chicago as well as Silent Rides in Chicago. These community bike groups are empowering more people to become cyclists and take advantage of...
Updating the bike friendly building design

Updating the bike friendly building design

As the progress on our designs for bike friendly housing continues, we revised our layouts for the patio, backyard, and basement storage today. Originally, we had canopies over the bike racks on the patio, but then, after some suggestions and thorough analyzing, we decided to edit our designs by scrapping...
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art Field Trip

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art Field Trip

My second day on the job was full of new experiences for me. Towards the end of the day the group was invited on a field trip to Intuit to explore the arts. Once we arrived we were given time to look around and take in all the outsider art...
Surveying the public!

Surveying the public!

Today we had to stand in the sun, and a bit of shared shade, to interview people and gather information about peoples bike uses and habits. We would ask them about their habits on owning a bike and how they use it. We were joined by the other interns that...
Difference In Ideas

Difference In Ideas

At the lucha buildings where we will be working, we interviewed a large array of people and found they all had different opinions on people living there and wanted different things for the building. Finding that people do not always share the same opinion even though they share the living...
Track Cycling

Track Cycling

Velodromes Sound like a thing out of a science fiction movie, but in reality they are oval shaped specialized bike tracks, for racing. As a cycling aficionado and as an ex-fixed gear rider, I have some knowledge of a velodrome; I have never ridden in one but always wanted to....
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LUCHA Resident Interviews: Candida

LUCHA Resident Interviews: Candida

One of the women living at the LUCHA SRO Apartment named Candida likes to bike and would want to join a bike community club at LUCHA. A problem she addressed to me was that she often cannot make it to the LUCHA community group meetings held in the building due to lack of flexible times....
Final day

Final day

As the last day dawns upon us, we contemplate a vision of the world with us as professionals, I had really fun time working with two of my friends and people who I can now call my friends. We all learned many lessons from the people we have been working with, many people with different...
From interns to outerns

From interns to outerns

For our final day we began by wrapping things up. All the information on the designs we made, including cost and where to get them, will be sent to LUCHA in order for them to be able to begin planning out how they want to go about implementing the ideas we presented to them. To...
Wednesday - Week Six

Wednesday – Week Six

LUCHA Residents interview: Jose

LUCHA Residents interview: Jose

Jose Rosado is a tenant at the LUCHA residencies and is very knowledgeable about bikes. He has two bikes which he is very proud of and knowseverything about them. He is a handyman, carpenter, and many other hands-on jobs that he could do. His two bikes are very special to him, one is for outdoor everyday use and...
Models and Modeling

Models and Modeling

As we are approaching our presentation date, more and more seems to be getting done. Today I continued working on a model on the Drake building that incorporated a few bike storage designs I had for the building. In the long run, I want to keep the bikes safe from all of Chicago’s weather issues...
Competition time

Competition time

Today we all had to go to Humboldt Park and get more surveys filled out. The surveys have been updated since the last time we went out for it, they have been translated to Spanish and some of the questions have been simplified. We did like the characters in Scooby doo and split up at...
Our guest from CMAP!

Our guest from CMAP!

At today’s Lunch& Learn our guest was an urban planner from CMAP, Maggie Jarr. She presented information about road maintenance and bike safety. I felt like she did a really good job explaining how CMAP supports energy efficient means of transportation. She helped us generate better questions to ask LUCHA residents and get them to...
Tuesday - Week Four

Tuesday – Week Four

 
Monday - Week Four

Monday – Week Four