I am not happy. On June 5, close to 10 a.m., I drove out of St. Patrick Hospital's underground parking lot and turned west on Broadway.
After passing the turn into Safeway I decided to shop there and planned to turn at the next street. I was traveling about 20 mph and turned on my right blinker. As I was beginning my turn off Broadway, I saw a man on a bicycle, on the sidewalk, riding east. He was just a little past the turnoff into the Red Lion Motel. I kept one eye on him, the other on my turn.
When I realized he was not slowing down, I slammed on my brakes. He never hesitated or made eye-contact as he crossed the street a few feet in front of me. Needless to say, I honked my horn and he still ignored me.
I respect bike riders and I want them to respect me. Shame on him.
Ethel Diettert, Missoula