Dearborn bicyclist almost hit by cabbie trying to reach new customer

Type

Had to stop abruptly

What happened

Traveling north on Dearborn in the bike lane. Man on sidewalk was hailing a cab – cabbie noticed him and sharply veered into the bike lane. I was able to avoid being hit by braking quickly and veering to my left into the southboud bike lane. Man did not make a move to enter the cab until I had safely gotten around the cab. Cab driver should have seen me. Also made no apology for almost hitting me.

Suggested improvements for this location: Police enforcement!

Ed. note: I would also suggest adding actual protection in the form of concrete bollards, curbs, or a raised bike lane.