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Bicyclist maneuvers to avoid getting hit by driver swerving into bike lane to bypass traffic

Location

1057 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
27th Ward, Alderman Burnett

Type

Left hook
Passed closely

What happened

I was riding northbound in the Milwaukee Avenue bike lane and had just gone through the green at Noble Street when the driver of a black VW Beetle cut across my path and into the bike lane in an attempt to circumvent the stopped traffic (backed up from Ashland). I was able to swerve towards the curb to avoid collision. I yelled as I was maneuvering around the car to alert the driver to my presence.

Suggested improvements

Protected bike lanes and ticketing drivers who make dangerous maneuvers during rush hour.