Anti Dooring Gallery – Photos & Graphics

Anti Dooring Gallery: Graphics & Photos for Dutch Reach Promotion

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Magician's hands suspend Dutch Reach diagram as if a playing card. Ft Collins CO USA named the far hand anti dooring method the Opposite hand trick, & teaches in in their Bike Friendly Driver program.

Ft Collins CO USA named the far hand anti dooring method the Opposite hand trick, & teaches in in their Bike Friendly Driver program.

Anti-dooring flier recommends far hand method to drivers, part of New Haven, CT's Dept. of Transportation, Traffic & Parking bike safety initiative of 2013.

"Doors Hurt" flier produced by the City of New Haven, CT, USA Dept of Transportation, Traffic & Parking for its 2013 anti- dooring campaign. "Doors Hurt" advises drivers to use their right hand to open car door but to enable swiveling to look back for cyclists.  But the campaign did not use a unique name to describe it. (A contemporary news story in the New Haven Independent descibed the maneuver as the "Amsterdam Method."  Even so, the effort anticipated the Dutch Reach campaign by three years.

Anti dooring poster teaches the Dutch Reach with cartoon figure of a dooring crash.

Teach the Reach! Poster. Credit: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston;.

Graphic rendering of a dooring crash as cyclist strikes obstructing door. View is from front of a parked car. Text reads "Doors Hurt"; caption defines far hand method for safe exiting of car to avoid dooring cyclists.

"Doors Hurt" graphic adapted from anti-dooring flier by City of New Haven's Dept of TT&P in 2013. View flier here.

No Tech Solution graphic with Dutch Reach Icon, ribboned door latch & hand signifies Dutch Reach habit.

Dutch Reach Logo, tied-ribbon reminder, & far hand reaching across to door latch graphically signal simple, "No Tech" safe anti dooring method.


On Image provenance, Sourcing, Use Considerations & Concerns

Dear Viewer, Potential image user, or Possibly aggrieved content creator,
Images assembled for the gallery and/or used on this Dutch Reach Project website are here for the purpose of saving lives and limbs, preventing life-altering disabilities, reducing the personal losses & society damages, costs, anxieties, time burdens and disruptions caused by imprudent & avoidable doorings of fellow road users, and calamity to heedlessly exiting drivers & passengers.  
As told elsewhere, the Dutch Reach Project is a fully volunteer site and grassroots campaign built to provide advice, tools & resources to disseminate the Dutch far hand method for safer exiting of vehicles.  It is more than non-profit:  No funds are solicited; it exits & operates at my own personal ongoing expense, time & effort spent.  Volunteers are all truly volunteers, and vast value has been added by independent and motivated national & international public & private, individual, governmental and corporate "contributions" in-kind, inadvertent and by intent.  Such new de facto contributions include images, articles, blogs, posts, videos, public service and good will, the better and best of which have been incorporated, mostly with citation and credit, into this website for further sharing and possible use.
For my part, being eager to get the word out and constrained by  limited time & energy, I apologize for not providing detailed sourcing on each image, but over time I hope correct these omissions.
For all these reasons given above, I hope any transgressions of copyright or lapses in providing credit where credit is due, will be forgiven if not indulged.  To any content creator who feels aggrieved or desirous of credit or to have their unapproved contribution to the public good withdrawn from this site, please contact me and I will seek to address your concerns.
--  Michael Charney, Dutch Reach Project