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Divvy bicyclist almost rammed by taxi driver on Van Buren

Type

Passed closely
Had to stop abruptly

What happened

I was traveling as far to the right on Van Buren Street as safely possible, and there was little traffic on the street. A taxi cut across all lanes of traffic and almost ran into me at a 90-degree angle in the middle of the street. I stopped quickly (luckily the Divvy brakes were responsive enough and I was traveling slowly). No words were exchanged, only a head shake and eye contact with the driver.

Suggested improvements for this location: A protected lane to get east and west in the Loop, as well as vigorous and random enforcement of taxi drivers. I could submit a close call and taxi complaint every day based on the behavior of taxi drivers not looking before maneuvering.