Avoids dooring by a foot on Milwaukee Avenue

Type

Almost doored
Injury: No

What happened

Roadway description: Bike lane (left of parking lane)

Your story: I was travelling southbound on Milwaukee, hugging the left side of the bike lane. The driver of a late 2000s black luxury SUV (I think a Lexus) opened his door suddenly as I was a little under a foot behind the front door of the vehicle. I swerved to avoid and driver shut his door as he saw me go past. No words were exchanged. There were other cyclists riding behind me who probably saw it happen, but no one said anything to me.

Suggested improvements: This is the second time in the last couple of months that I’ve almost been doored on this stretch of Milwaukee. This stretch might be a good one for bike lane upgrades or signage reminding drivers to watch for cyclists.