Cabbie drives into Kinzie bike lane without looking, almost hits 4 bicyclists

Type

Other
Injury: No

What happened

Roadway description: Cycle track/protected bike lane (you’re between parked cars and the curb)

Your story: Cab #770 crossed through a open spot in the parked cars facing eastbound on Kinzie Street and into the bike lane without looking. Almost took out 4 cyclists in front of me. When I passed and took his photo, he told me we should all just go around him when he’s picking people up. I told him there was plenty of legal parking right beside him and that he needed to yield to cyclists when in a bike lane. He rolled up his window and covered his face as I took the photo.

Suggested improvements: Actually enforce traffic laws. Educate cab drivers; most don’t seem to know the law.