I had a bunch of errands to run this morning around the urban core of Springfield and to the suburbs — namely the Battlefield Mall to buy veggies at the farmer’s market. So I drove my bicycle on downtown streets, residential streets, collector streets, 3-lane streets, and a 4-lane arterial. I covered about every type of street you can cover hereabouts. I did the bulk of my bicycle driving today between 7:45 and 10:30.
I controlled my lanes all morning as was proper given the circumstances of each street.
Every motorist that encountered me changed lanes (or substantially so) to pass except one.
That one motorist close-passed me — making no attempt to use even a small portion of the adjacent lane.
Clearly marked on the side of that one motorist’s automobile: Springfield Traffic Services.