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Driver doesn’t see or understand lane-separating markings on Albion


Passed closely

What happened

I was crossing Sheridan and riding on the Albion contraflow lane to turn right onto Lakewood. Driver was moving their vehicle forward while straddling the contraflow bike lane lines. I repeatedly pointed at her lane of traffic hoping to point out that there is a separating line. I had to ride as close as possible to the north side parked cars to avoid being run into, driver never left the position of straddling the line until turning onto Sheridan.

Suggested improvements for this location: Add the road mounted lights that are designed to illuminate bike lane lines [as seen on Milwaukee Avenue one block north and south of Grand Avenue]. Improve lane markings as they are not reflective and nearly invisible.