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flying_dutchman
05-14-2008, 08:14 AM
On the Bike Blvd I nearly got right hooked by an SUV pulling into Starbucks.

I had calm words with her and she assured me that her jackrabbit start and unsignaled turn into the parking lot was safe.

lazlo
05-14-2008, 10:00 AM
Were you northbound on 21st turning left? I always line up either behind cars or in front, never on the right. I always see bikes take off from the right, make the left turn to Division, then turn right on Ladd; most of the cars turn right on 21st. I feel safer taking the lane as I go around the corner, less chance of a right hook. Not to excuse the idiot driver you had to deal with.

flying_dutchman
05-14-2008, 10:50 AM
Actually I saw the whole thing unfold and knew she was going to blast into the parking lot. We can be comforted that she continued her drive with a piping hot cup of coffee on which to focus her attention during the duration of her commute.

It is a crappy intersection and adding the driveway at that location off division was a stupid move by traffic planners.

lazlo
05-14-2008, 01:19 PM
Perfect place for a bike box.

flying_dutchman
05-14-2008, 04:01 PM
Perfect place for a bike box.

You are so correct that discordant tones have begun to ring true and my faith in the goodness of humanity has returned.

This intersection is a problem with a solution.