Insane taxi driver doesn’t understand he can’t drive in bike lane


1. Left hook
Injury: No

What happened

Roadway description: Cycle track (with posts only)

Your story: Cab #5184 sped up to pass me on my right as I rode north. The driver quickly cut me off to drop off a customer – pulling into the bike lane sideways near the 7-11. I somehow braked and slid my bike sideways to avoid going through his back window. He was yelling at me, but I couldn’t understand what he was saying. I yelled back that he was in a bike lane. I took a photo of the back of his cab and then pushed myself forward a few feet to get a photo of him, too. As I took the photo, he threw the cash from his last customer into the passenger side seat, unbuckled his seat belt and yelled “Come on, motherfucker!” I spit at him and he buzzed me up until Wacker (caught behind a car at a red light). I think he was trying to get in between the bollards to get back in the bike lane.

Improvements: Actually enforce traffic laws in this city.  This new infrastructure is useless when cars are allowed to park/drive in bike lanes (CPD does it, too).

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