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Cop right-hooks cyclist on Montrose and yells obscenity

Location

4632 W. Montrose Chicago, IL 60641

Type

Right hook
Harassing driver

What happened

Was traveling westbound on Montrose. Saw car come up on right, thought it was a cab. It was a Chicago police department¬†car. It sped up to turn right in front of me. I had to brake a bit to avoid the collision. I said “Really?” loudly, and the officer stopped post-turn, rolled his window down, and told me to “fuck off.”

Suggested improvements

There is street parking just east of there, and the entrance ramp to the Kennedy west. Bike lanes would help on Montrose, but perhaps removing the parking or putting a dedicated turn lane for Knox might help. Many drivers get in the right lane just before Cicero as Montrose opens, only to have to bunch back up at the parking before Knox.

SUV-driving police officer right-hooks cyclist on 31st (on video)

Location

31st and Michigan
3rd Ward, Alderman Pat Dowell

Type

Right hook

What happened

I was cycling eastbound on 31st Street, right hooked at Michigan Avenue by Chicago Police Department SUV. No honk, no words, no clear observation/acknowledgement of me by the officer driving the vehicle.

Suggested improvements

Submitter provided none

Ed. note. This is the same incident that you may have previously seen on My Bike Advocate.