TIP for a Multi-Mode Road( #1) – Open Car Doors with your Right hand

One of the dangers for a multi-mode road is something called “dooring”. There is a 4 foot or so door zone of danger where a cyclist can collide with parked car when the door suddenly opens. Alternatively you may be forced to swerve into traffic or you may fall into traffic trying to avoid the door.

Driver Tip: When parked on the street, always open your door with your right hand. This reminds you to look back before you open the door.
Bike Tip: Bike 5 feet away from parked cars, keep an eye out for occupied cars and slow down.
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