August 10, 2012

No more door zones!

The door zone complicates everything when planning for bicycles. For those of you unaware, the door zone is the space next to parked cars where doors can hit cyclists. Wikipedia has some statistics for Toronto! 11.9% of car/bike crashes were cited as "motorists open door in path of cyclist" in the year 2003. The worst aspect is that sometimes the door zone is overlooked when planning bicycle facilities.

The following video will give us the solution we've always wanted: no more door zone! The door slides up and down. I could get used to that:

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great idea until it breaks...

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