Door Zone Collisions

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An Observation Of “Dooring” Victim Behaviors

Of late there has been interest in a report that showed a “spike” in the number of “door collisions” occurring in 2015 over the previous year. The reasons that this might be happening could be due to some behaviors I […]

It’s Not About “Placing The Onus” Or “Who Is Legally At Fault”

Background Reading Street for Cyclists May Be Solution as NYC Faces Subway Shutdown (bloomberg) Why Do We Put the Onus for Traffic Safety on Kids? (streetsblog) Chicago Bicyclist Killed in Right-Hook Crash on Damen at Addison (illinoisbicyclelaw) Electric Cars: Where Will the Energy […]

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Urban Bicycle Advocacy ‘Sucks’

Background Reading Video: Cyclists Injured. Cop Lets Driver Go. Driver Celebrates. (bikelaw) It Takes More Than A Uniform… (Beezodog) Summary TakeAways What is really problematic here is the obvious lack of understanding with which Urban Cyclist Movement members engage with traffic […]

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When ‘Getting Doored’ Is Not Enough Of A Thrill…

Riddle Me This… So when a bicyclist gets hit while in the ‘Door Zone‘ a series of actions result: Pictures are taken by those cyclists who come upon the scene with ‘full frontal gore‘ being the standard by which these […]

A cyclist is in critical condition with head and torso injuries, police said. (SPENCER PLATT/GETTY IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)

Being Part of the Urban Cycling Movement Means Living In Denial…

Background Reading A bicyclist was fighting for his life Sunday after he slammed into an open car door, flipped off his bike into the street and was run over by another car in Brooklyn, police said. The 33-year-old man was […]

Right Turn and Right Hook Illustration

Solzhenitsyn Would Recognize This Gulag

Background Reading Solzhenitsyn, Alexander (1918–2008), Russian novelist; Russian name Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn. After spending eight years in a labor camp, he began writing. He was exiled in 1974 and eventually returned in 1994. Notable works: One Day in the Life […]

A buffered bike lane does a better job of encouraging bicyclists to ride outside the door zone than a wide bike lane. Photo: John Greenfield

A Completely Avoidable Problem Keeps Reoccurring

Background Reading The Chicago Bicycle Advocate: Defendant, Chicago Police Officer’s Claim To CBS News That Bicyclist Did Not Have The Right Of Way Is Nonsense (PDF) Summary On Saturday, CBS Chicago reported on a lawsuit our firm filed on behalf of Tina Danzy who was doored by […]

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Establishing A Door Zone Width : 3 ft. vs. 12 ft.

Background Reading LAB : Door Zone Collisions (BeezodogsPlace) Stay out of Door Zone Bike Lanes for a Safer Ride (BeezodogsPlace) AASHTO and Door Zone Bike Lanes (BeezodogsPlace) Study Shows Only Buffered Bike Lanes Keep Bicyclists Outside Door Zone (BeezodogsPlace) ‘Door Zone Collisions’ Are A […]

A buffered bike lane does a better job of encouraging bicyclists to ride outside the door zone than a wide bike lane. Photo: John Greenfield

Study Shows Only Buffered Bike Lanes Keep Bicyclists Outside Door Zone

by Steven Vance Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Source: StreetsBlog A new study has found that buffered bike lanes are better than conventional bike lanes, at least when it comes to encouraging bicyclists to ride outside the door zone. The study […]

How To Avoid The 'Door Zone'

SAFETY TIP: HOW TO AVOID DOORING (AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE DOORED)

BY ERIC TUVEL ON JULY 23, 2014 Source: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition As we connect the city with more protected bikeways, biking in San Francisco continues to become even more safe and comfortable for people of all ages. Unfortunately, many bike routes in San […]

The LOOK Campaign does not go after the root cause of door zone collisions...

Don’t become a dooring statistic

Submitted by jjenkins on Thu, 05/15/2014 – 2:09pm Source: ATA Blog Until relatively recently, no real data existed on the number of doorings occurring in the city of Chicago or state of Illinois. As a result, we could only make […]