2050 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
32nd Ward, Scott Waguespack
Right hook (car turned right, across your path)
Traveling northbound on Elston – where there is no bike lane because it ends at Cortland – just before Ashland, but after the light at Armitage, I took the lane. I often do this to make it clear that I’m not planning to turn right onto Ashland and to give those who are going to turn right the room to move into the [faded] right-turn lane.
The driver of a 4-door sedan moved from behind me to my left and proceeded to move in front of me as the driver turned the vehicle onto Ashland from the right lane. He drove quickly and I narrowly avoided the right hook. (The video below clearly demonstrates the issue.)
The stretch of Elston north of Cortland needs clear on-street markings that delineate a bicycle lane and travel lanes.
The Elston Avenue right hook, Steven Vance