Pinch point on Harrison on bridge over the Chicago River

Type

1. Passed really closely
2. Passed with room, but then merged in front of me
3. Swerved into your path and then out of your path
Injury: No

What happened

Roadway description: No bicycle markings

Your story: This westbound side of Harrison, right before Wacker, gets a fair amount of bike traffic during rush hour. There are concrete strips on both edges of the bridge, but the eastbound one leads right into a single traffic lane. Cars often come flying up from behind, only to slam on their brakes and honk because a cyclist is in the lane in front of them. It’s consistently a problem with cars trying to beat the cyclists to the single lane or crowd cyclists out of the way – probably the worst spot on my entire commute.

Suggested improvements: Speed enforcement. Shared lane signage. Marked bicycle signage on cement strips and the “priority lane” markings on single lane that continues through the intersection.