Waiting in parking space for traffic to clear, bicyclist almost gets backed into


Injury: No

What happened

Roadway description: Wide/buffered bike lane (with hatch marks on one or both sides)

Your story: Many cars were parallel parked outside of REI.  After leaving the store, I was astride my bicycle in an empty parking spot waiting for bike traffic to clear so I could move into the lane.  The woman in the car in front of me decided to back up so she could move out of her spot into the road, but she didn’t look back at all. I started shouting and trying to move back, but there was a parked car behind me as well. I slapped her trunk, and she heard that then stopped and waved an apology.