Anti-Dooring Campaigns

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TORONTO, CANADA: 2005 to PRESENT

A great place to start is Toronto which had its first anti-dooring campaign in 2005 and appears to have originated the term "Door Prize" for the tragic fact of being killed by a negligently opened car door. There among many other concerned voices, Lloyd Alter has been perhaps the most articulate and passionate of advocates focused on dooring prevention, and who has for years promoted the - as yet un-monikered - reach method as part of the solution.

TORONTO, CANADA

Why dooring cyclists is like a sunny day
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/why-dooring-cyclists-sunny-day.html

The Door Prize
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/the-door-prize.html

door prize – Biking Toronto
http://bikingtoronto.com/blog/tag/door-prize/

Collecting the Door Prize
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/collecting-the-door-prize.html

Door Prize Lady Charged "To The Full Extent of the Law"
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/door-prize-lady-charged-to-the-full-extent-of-the-law.html

Survey: Should Drivers Who Give Out The Door Prize Be Charged?
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/survey-should-drivers-who-give-out-the-door-prize-be-charged.html

The Guardian on the Door Prize: How Bad Bike Lane Design Is Killing Cyclists
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/guardian-door-prize-how-bad-bike-lane-design-killing-cyclists.html

Here's how drivers can help save cyclist lives: Do the "Dutch Reach"
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/heres-how-drivers-can-help-save-cyclist-lives-do-dutch-reach.html

Objects in mirror...could be saved
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/objects-in-mirrorcould-be-saved.html

City of Toronto, Canada:
Cycling
http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=b343970aa08c1410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

Safety & Education -- Car Bike Collisions -- Understanding Types of Collisions
http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=ce06970aa08c1410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

 

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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA -- 2012

NEW YORK CITY 

LOOK Safety Campaign

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/pedestrians/look.shtml

 

For more, on NYC DOT's Anti-Dooring efforts, see:  

StreetBlog USA:  DOT and TLC Unveil New Anti-Dooring Video and Decal

Not so un-sanitized nor groovy, is NYC DOT's previous anti-dooring PSA --  NYC DOT LOOK

These videos ran in rotation on Taxi TV in NYC.

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UNE PORTE UNE VIE - MONTREAL, CANADA, 2014

"One Door One Life" / "Une Porte Une Vie"

Cyclists launch campaign to prevent ‘dooring’

Cyclists launch campaign to prevent ‘dooring’

Ongoing Une Porte Une Vie website

Que faire en cas d'emportiérage?

 

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NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA -- ONGOING

 

Bicycle Network - Melbourne, Victoria, & NSW:  Anti-Dooring Posts , News, Initiatives

Dooring
Doorings of riders is of serious concern as new riders flock to the streets and driver distraction worsens. Many serious injuries, and death, have resulted. [Open link & scroll down].

https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/policy-and-campaigns/2566/

 

 

Which side of the road...?

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA - 2008, 2013 --

“Look Chicago” Anti-Dooring Campaign

“Look Chicago” Anti-Dooring Campaign Starts Flyering on Saturday

 

Someone Opened A door And Killed My Friend

http://twofivefix.blogspot.com/2008/07/someone-opened-door-and-killed-my.html

 

Objects in mirror...could be saved
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/objects-in-mirrorcould-be-saved.html

2013 "Look Chicago" anti dooring campaign flier, tells drivers to use right hand; warns of harms to bicyclists & legal consequences & liability for driver.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA -

Section 11.58.050 OPENING AND CLOSING VEHICLE DOORS. No person shall enter, leave, or open the door of a motor vehicle on the side adjacent to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so, and can be done without interfering with the movement of other traffic, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a vehicle adjacent to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers.

http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikecode.htm

 

 

Driver reeducation flier placed under windshield wiper of parked cars, Orange St, New Haven, CT in 2013; advises 'Amsterdam method.'

Driver reeducation flier, placed under windshield wiper of parked cars on Orange St, New Haven, CT in 2013,  advises 'reach across door- opening technique.'

 

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, USA - 2013: "DOORS HURT"

New Haven campaign to re-train drivers taught "The Amsterdam method"!

In 2013, the New Haven's Transportation, Traffic & Parking Dept. promoted "the new Amsterdam technique" ie. 'reach across' --  and other advice to reduce cyclist doorings. "Doors Hurt" flyers were placed on parked car windshields in a downtown business district.    The flyers were the centerpiece of the driver reeducation campaign.  The T T & P Dept. picked up on the idea after Devil’s Gear Bike Shop & Elm City Cycling called for anti-dooring infrastructure improvements and posted cyclist suggestions which included the 'reach' on its website.

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, USA -

 

Fort Collins, Colorado

 

 

BOSTON/CAMBRIDGE/SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS, USA -

Greater Boston, Massachusetts