Cabbie swerves into bike lane, and then starts reversing into bicyclist’s path


Swerved into your path and then out of your path
Injury: No

What happened

Roadway description: Bike lane (left of parking lane)

Your story: Driver passed me on the left, then swerved into the bike lane and started moving in reverse. I swerved to his right (into an empty parking spot) and told him he nearly hit me. His response was, “I am going to park there”. I explained he needed to look before pulling into a bike lane, but he didn’t seem to understand. He wasn’t hostile, just stupid.

Suggested improvements: I’m pretty sure the driver was a cabbie on his way to work at the cab company located there, which indicates better education of cab drivers about cyclists may help.