So I was riding on a small downtown street here. 25mph street and I was doing 15. The street does have bike lanes so I was using it, kinda sore, tired, and spacey after riding (my first in many many years) 20+ miles. I hear a horn, three small beeps. and it took a second to realize it was for me. Next thing I realize and see/hear in my rear view mirror is a big city bus coming up close behind me and it was that bus that was honking at me.
So I move over more to the side since maybe the bus was worried I was too far over in my bike lane and that is when I saw the bus-stop bench ahead of me. Obviously the bus was honking to let me know that he is going to pull over to the bus-stop. I started riding harder and moved over to the far right of the bike lane so I wouldn't be in the way. The bus drove up besides me and continued to move to the right and I had to slam on my breaks to avoid being pinched between the curb and the bus. Then, once the bus got in front of me it stopped at the bus stop completely blocking my way.
I couldn't go around to the left of the bus because there was only enough room for the busy cars going by and I don't have enough experience yet to ride with cars in that situation, and also, that aggressive bus driver probably would have just pulled out into me anyway. So I had to go onto the sidewalk and I ended up getting stuck behind peds. Grrrr.
Anyway, just venting cause if the bus driver could have just waited like 5 more seconds he could have drove up into the bus stop without any issue. Without putting my life in danger and without making me go around. Should I report this to the local transportation agency or do busses have the right to make bikes yeild and just pull into bus stops like that? I somewhat doubt that.