Driver stops just in time to avoid right-hooking bicyclist on Desplaines Street


120 N Desplaines Street, Chicago, IL


Right hook
Abrupt stop

What happened

I was cycling southbound on Desplaines Street when I was nearly right hooked by a driver turning their car into a parking lot. My¬†loud yell caught the driver’s attention and thankfully they ¬†stopped the Mercedes in time.

Suggested improvements

There are no signs here to indicate to a driver they are about to cross an additional lane of bicycle traffic while turning. Some sort of warning sign and/or green paint as used elsewhere in the city could be helpful to prevent this in the future.