DOORED? FEAR IT? TEACH the REACH! TELL EVERYONE! IT'S MUCH SAFER!
>> Reach, Swivel, Look out & back, Open slowly. <<
Drivers & passengers each use far hand to open car door.
Reach across for the door handle.
Forced to Swivel, you automatically Look out, at mirror & easily back for bikes & traffic.
Then Open slowly to exit while remaining vigilant.
Dutch kids learn it from parents & in school.
It’s taught in drivers’ ed, and required to pass their driving test.
It's been Dutch commonsense for 50 years. Time we thought so too!
VIDEO: THE DUTCH REACH - SAFE FOR WORK
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DOORED? FEAR IT? TEACH the REACH!;
VIDEO: THE DUTCH REACH - SAFE FOR WORK;
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Ghost Bike Vigil for Amanda;
State of this Project & Website;
Credits & Acknowledgments, Witting & Unwitting
Help? - Menu
A Call to Far Arms - What you can do to help.
Advocacy Toolkit - Drop Down Menu
Dutch Law & Culture
FAQ's About the Dutch Method for Safe Car Door Opening, aka the "Dutch Reach"
Local City/Town Actions
Sample City Council Actions
Electronic Mobile Sign Haiku
Digital programmable traffic signs get driver attention!
Graphics, Flyer, Stickers
Sample 'Dutch Reach' Flyer with Illustration
'DUTCH REACH' & ANTI-DOORING GRAPHICS, STICKERS & SIGNAGE
State Level Actions
Working Papers - Drop Down Menu
Making the Case for a ‘Dutch Reach’ Campaign
The ‘Missing Hand’ for Door Safety
Outreach, Education & Advocacy
'Dutch Reach' Campaign Ideas
Activism & Advocacy Flow Charts
How to Make Change Happen - A Process Guide in 3 Slides
'Dutch Reach’ Campaign Proposal
ADAPT TO START YOUR LOCAL PROJECT
A Behavior Change Campaign to Prevent Dooring of Cyclists
Far vs Near Hand – Safety Compared
Safety Advantage Considered - Overview
PRIOR REPORTS OF REACH METHOD
Research - Drop Down Menu
Reducing 'car dooring': The role of stickers as visual reminders. Final Report.
3 Sources in English on web noted Dutch far hand method prior to 2016 NYT, Boston Globe, Nudge Blog
Stop de Kindermoord Protests of early 1970's, which led to road safety reforms in the Netherlands
Media - Drop Down Menu
Dutch Reach & Project as reported in: The Boston Globe, Outside Magazine Online, BBC World Service/PRI, Upworthy, 99 Percent Invisible, Clean Technica, Treehugger
Twitter Feed for Dutch Reach;
Oh My Mag: Ouvrir sa portière "à la hollandaise"
Resources - Drop Down Menu
Ride Share & Truck Safety Videos
Driver education video by Uber & San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
“Sharing the Road with Bicycles”
Video For Truckers
On sharing city streets with bicyclists and pedestrians.
“Large Urban Vehicle Driver Safety” Program & Vido
Driver Education for Dutch Reach - hand out
Forensic Analysis of a Fatal Dooring
A Bike Crash Expert Analyzes a Fatal Dooring
Toronto, New York City, Portland OR, Montreal, New South Wales, Chicago, Seattle, Fort Collns CO, Greater Boston
Truck & Car Hijacking Prevention Video
Use Dutch Reach to Avoid Truck-jacking & Cargo Theft
“The Dutch Reach - Pass It On”
Dooring Self Defense for Cyclists
Other Ways to Prevent Doorings
Dutch Reach Review Article
Contact - Menu
Contact Email, & L'Dutch Reach Internationale (Anthem)
News - Menu
CANADIAN MP CALLS FOR 'DUTCH REACH' ANTI- DOORING CAMPAIGN