Guys, can you PLEASE CUT IT OUT?
This is also a topic we'd asked to be put to rest a long time ago. The endless "cars vs. bicyclists" ranting. For no reason.
If the OP here wanted to make a point, s/he has made one. Although the incident didn't even happen in West Seattle. And you would probably have made more impact finding a bicycle board to post it on.
Our experience has been more like #12, and we have to drive around West Seattle at all hours. Bicyclists with flashing lights on their bikes. On their helmets. Bright colored vests. Far more trouble than those of us who mostly drive motor vehicles have to go to before getting into/onto OUR modes of transportation.
If you are really interested in making it safer for bicycles and cars to share the roads around here, as they needed, help West Seattle Bike Connections advocate for what is needed.
And take extra care to look around when you are getting ready to cross a bike lane - if the road you are using has one and when you are about to open a car door, if you are parked adjacent to a bike lane. I will confess to not thinking much about that until we covered a couple incidents here a few years ago that led to injuries because the drivers just did not look. I do now.