"Priceless! And an officer there when it mattered.
Reminds me of when I was a new driver (1967) in a stick-shift VW bus stopped at a light waiting to turn left. In my rear-view mirror I could see an impatient driver and behind him a squad car(!). As…"
I'd totally ride that lane if it were plowed that well. ;-)
Here's the "protected" lane on Jackson near Crane High... note the condition of the street vs the bike lane.
I rest my case. FWIW, I sent this image to…"
"Jackson Blvd was not plowed from Loomis to Halsted... and it's not even "protected". A couple sections of "protected" lanes (Jackson further west, and Lake Street, IIRC) I crossed were not plowed either.
"Will they be plowed in winter? Based on recent past experience with "buffered" and (post-)protected bike lanes, the answer will be "no". Then the bikes will be out in traffic in a reduced lane width.
"Weapons-grade Denial is in evidence here. The driver was out of the lane, and if he *really* didn't see the cyclist, there is something wrong with his visual system. I suspect this was intentional.
Not to reduce the outrage at this incompetent…"
"I think this is pretty clear: "We will never be generally accepted and respected unless and until the majority of us act like we are traffic."
What I mean is that respect and tolerance tend to be mutual and reciprocal. I'm sure there…"
"This is the "glass ceiling" for cycling IMO. We will never be generally accepted and respected unless and until the majority of us act like we are traffic.
Rock on long haired dude that doesn't understand simple traffic laws…"
"I've found that a really loud air horn can help here. The driver doesn't expect such a loud noise from a bike. But staying out of that situation is probably best. I try to pass buses on the left if I'm going faster or I see a stop…"