Dearborn bicyclist almost hit by cabbie trying to reach new customer


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.