Driver passing cab in oncoming lane almost collides with bicyclist


Swerved into your path and then out of your path
Injury: No

What happened

Roadway description: No bicycle markings

Your story: A southbound cab was picking up (or discharging, I’m not sure) a passenger on Broadway just south of the crosswalk, where Briar crosses Broadway. A southbound driver swerved around the cab, riding entirely in the northbound lane (possibly because the car could not fit between the cab and the “Stop for Pedestrians” sign in the crosswalk there) where I was riding. Both of us had to swerve to avoid a collision.

Suggested improvements: Better driver education, particularly that cyclists are moving faster than drivers think and that it is not appropriate to swerve into oncoming traffic whether oncoming traffic is another car or a bicycle.

Broadway could use some measures to slow drivers as well.