Bicyclist left-hooked by driver who ignored red left-turn signal on Dearborn


400 N Dearborn Street
42nd Ward, Alderman Reilly


Left hook

What happened

Traveling north in the Dearborn PBL. Bicycle traffic signal was clearly green. Left turning motorist from N Dearborn (onto W Kinzie), decided to ignore the red left turn signal and almost kill me (left hook). I was already turning left, so my reduced speed is pretty much the only thing that got me through it.

Suggested improvements

Given this intersections configuration, if motorists can’t be bothered to obey traffic signals I’m not sure what other options there are instead of banning cars from N. Dearborn. A passive solution would be to get CDOT to install red light cameras for illegal left turners at all Dearborn PBL locations considering one sees this occur about once a week still.