An incident on my commute home last night AND and incident this morning makes for ruining two commutes that would otherwise have been lovely.
Last night it was a right hand turner who failed to give way to me as I was crossing an intersection in the bike lane (it was a side street so the bike lane actually continues across the intersection). He paused a couple of metres from me and then went anyway and the only reason we didn't connect is because I assumed he wouldn't stop. As he then goes past the male passenger puts his hand up to the passenger window and gives me a very aggressive bird. Because of the passenger's actions I'm reporting that one. I've just realised that the street he turned into was a dead end street, so I could have followed them and confronted them, but I just wanted to get home.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzauRirjz4s
Then this morning in the two block section of Albert St that doesn't have a bike lane I hear a motorscooter behind me and look in the rearview and there is a scooter coming up in my lane without changing lanes. I was already in the right wheel track in my lane to stop any close passes that might happen (asking people to overtake in the right hand lane)... Only this lady decided she'd overtake in my lane with centimetres to spare. Oh and she gave me a honk as she did so. Then the traffic light in front of us turns to red and she indicates that she is turning left. So as I stop at the lights I confront her and ask her whether she would like to explain her actions and she goes on about me not sharing the lane and that I should be more considerate and have allowed her to pass me in my lane. I say to her that I ride where I do for safety reasons and ask her why she didn't change lanes to overtake. She says "there was a car in that lane". I also tried to ask her how she'd feel if someone did the same to her and her response was "I'm not in a car."
So now I have two incidents I'm going to lodge reports on. Clearly the crazies are out this week and I'm only doing a half week of commutes anyway because I'm going on holiday. I just want to make it to my holiday thank you.
EDIT: uploaded the footage of the 2nd incident: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2PLyZFxEkU