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Driver makes eye contract on Jackson but still almost runs into bicyclist

Type

Passed closely

What happened

I was biking in the rightmost “bus” lane on Jackson (which is one-way, eastbound here) when a driver in the second-to-rightmost lane put on his blinker. I was biking directly next to the driver. I made eye contact with the driver and proceeded as he slowed to pull over. He pulled right into me, forcing me to pedal faster to get ahead. Otherwise he world have knocked me over or I would have been forced into the curb.

Suggested improvements for this location: Protected bike lane. There is plenty of room to accommodate all modes on this wide one-way.