Bicyclist’s arm clipped by car on Broadway

Type

Passed closely

What happened

Southbound, approaching the stop sign at Melrose and Broadway, a driver of a silver Honda Civic with Texas plates passed me too close, only just clipping my arm. I moved my arm out of the way so this incident didn’t result in an injury. I yelled at them, even yelled about the 3 foot passing law, they called me a “dummy,” I replied with, “well why don’t we call the police, then?” The argument continued up to the light at Belmont and Broadway, at which point I proceeded southbound on Broadway and the car turned right on to Belmont.

Suggested improvements for this location: This section of Broadway really, really needs bicycle infrastructure of some kind. The road is very narrow, yes, but this street needs something to make it friendlier to cyclists.