This is the approximate site of yesterday's bicyclist accident. You are looking down Park Avenue, a one-way street and major arterial into downtown Minneapolis.
From RideBoldly, a cycling site/blog:
Incidents like this are challenging, because the bike lane itself ends up being a part cause of the accident. A cyclist stopped at the light may be invisible to a vehicle stopped next to it, depending on lane width, placement, and even the height of the vehicle (like a truck). My advice to cyclists using such a lane with such engineering is to never stop AT the stop line. Be sure to be stopped in such a position that you have a clear view of the rear view mirror of the car in the adjoining lane - so the vehicle is ahead of you. Watch for turn signals. Making noise is also a good plan - sing, clap, whatever. You may look like a goof, but better a live goof than crushed by a truck.
Younger Son told me a lot of these safety tips when he called me yesterday with the news. I am reproducing it here in hopes that it may help someone else someday avoid an accident.