Curvy and wide park roads invite drivers to speed in the bike lane


1. Passed really closely
2. Swerved into your path and then out of your path

Injury: No

What happened

Roadway description: Bike lane (against the curb, no parking)

Your story: I ‘ve noticed this “tendency” along those streets that pass through city parks or those roads that pass through the area’s forest preserves. Despite posted low speed limits, cars break those limits. And G-d help you if the lanes are curved because they tend to swerve into the curve, cutting you off.

Suggested improvements: Truly “protected” bike lanes where cars can’t get physically near you OR [and?] better education of drivers.