Logan and Western (under the viaduct), Chicago, IL
1st Ward, Alderman Moreno (according to 2012 remap)
As we progressed west on the boulevard under the viaduct, I took the right lane. A driver behind me hit the gas and zoomed past me, moving back into the right lane and passed my girlfriend with only a foot or so to spare.
Protected bike lane across Western and under the expressway. This is a long time coming – a cyclist was killed at this intersection five or six years ago.
Ed. note: This is a frequently problematic intersection for people to cross on bikes, and yes, as the submitter points out, there is a ghost bike here representing the death of Tyler Fabeck in 2008. The intersection is a key link between a very large residential and a very large shopping area (including Target and Strack & Van Til) with zero alternatives (save for a double-long route north to Elston and then southeast to the shopping area).
From 2005-2012 there have been 10 injuries to bicyclists and 2 injuries to pedestrians (reported). This is low compared to other “big” (as in geometry) intersections because, I believe, the bicycle traffic is low due to avoidance. This is also a dangerous place for people driving.