Picture the Dutch Reach! -- Scroll down for new Traffic Sign Icon
Below the 'Appeal' please find new graphics expressly created to teach the far hand "Dutch Reach" method. They include volunteer work by amateur and professional graphic artists who support this Project with their talent, and works produced of their own inclination by governmental or independent media organizations. Also view Anti Dooring Gallery – Photos &Graphics (B) & Graphics: Decals, Cards, Stickers, Reminders (C).
Other graphics may be found at this Google Share folder of anti dooring stickers, posters and other images produced for prior anti-dooring and cyclist road safety campaigns around the globe. This DropBox link contains newer images from the onset of this project, some duplicates, but others not yet included. A large compendium of tweeted @DutchReach graphics is here.
To cast your net globally, search Google for Dutch Reach > Images or Videos or search terms such as Dooring, Doored, Doorzone, Bike Car Door Crash or Accident, etc. alone or coupled with ~ photos, ~ cartoons, ~ stickers, ~ graphics, ~animations, etc.
View collections of Dutch Reach videos at RESOURCES >> Videos & Animations >> Dutch Reach English Videos, Foreign Language Videos, Road Sharing videos: Please note: Most every menu or drop-down box contains content - click to open each.
View archived Dutch Reach Project Twitter graphics at: MEDIA >> Social Media Logs Also search Twitter hashtag topics with the obvious keywords above and #'s used on @dutchreach, #dutchreach, #dooring, #doorzone etc. to find other new examples.
Please credit NYBC for use of 'Reach' Icon
"We are happy to share the material we have created and it is branded (with our logo) to NYS but obviously there is design flexibility. If others use or modify we would like credit." -- Paul Winkeller, Exec. Dir., New York Bicycling Coalition.
The Dutch Reach Project has long sought a universal graphic for signage to 'say' & show Dutch Reach at a glance.
This September (2017), New York Bicycling Coalition stepped up. Following close on their Sharing the Road video (which touts the Dutch Reach), NYBC commissioned Glass Planet Videography to meet the Dutch Reach High Peaks Challenge.
And meet it they have! Abstracting the line drawing on the Project's homepage graphic designer John Glenn in consultation with NYBC's Executive Director Paul Winkeller & Education Director Ken Crandall developed a bold sign silhouette, a 'rounded' version is presented here. Flipped it is suitable for all occupants: drivers and passengers, in both right- and left-road sided driving countries.
DRP and NYBC hopes state & municipal DOTs will promote this sign to get the public to use the far hand reach method to avoid dooring crashes, injuries and deaths of cyclists and themselves when opening and exiting into traffic.
Ever more graphics and media are welcomed to teach kids of all age groups, for driver manuals and training, for bumper and parking meter stickers, posters, presentations, billboards, publications, etc. This Project/website collects such imaging as they are discovered on the web. Please forward any new material you may make or find via Contact . Do share them widely on social media with friends, family & the public as well as to road safety advocates and sites. Please send as well to Twitter at #dutchreach and @dutchreach.
-- Dutch Reach Project, 24 September 2107
See below for High Peaks Challenge call for universal, wordless graphic.
NYBC CAR WINDOW DECAL
Appeal! A Grand Graphic Challenge to create 'ISO' standard signage for 'Dutch'Reach
Dear Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Artist, Videographer &/or Visually Talented Reader,
Might you have ideas for road signage to 'say' Dutch Reach at a glance?
A universal sign is needed to get drivers and riders to use the far hand reach method to avoid doorings and injury when opening and exiting.
Other graphics and media are also needed to teach kids of all age groups, for driver manuals and training, bumper and parking meter stickers, posters, presentations, billboards, publications, etc.
If you are so inspired, please add your talent to this anti dooring cause! We will share forward your quality files with other activists around the globe.
New Dutch Reach graphics & slogans for stickers on bikes, meters, car bumpers, window decals and refrigerators & kids! etc. will also be a great help for community campaigns everywhere.
Please also add your work to Wikimedia Commons, which will put it securely in the public domain. And use keywords including: Dutch Reach, doored, dooring, getting hit by car door, bicycle, crash, accident, car dooring etc., so it can be readily found by search.
Likewise, if you find other old or new instances of far hand reach media not already found below, please kindly send such links and files to the Dutch Reach Project at: Contact.
Thank you! - mc.
Dutch Reach Makes Vigilance Physical
10 Advantages of the Dutch Far Hand Method
EL PERIODICO DEPORTES: GIF animation screen shots & composites show 'Dutch Reach' versus 'Near Hand' habit.
"Dutch Reach": la forma de abrir la puerta del coche que puede evitar la caída de un ciclista. El método, con la mano contraria a la puerta, fuerza a mirar atrás para comprobar si viene alguien, evitando el punto muerto del retrovisor. - El Periodico Deporte: 19 June 2017, by ASIER JIMÉNEZ LARZÁBAL / Barcelona, Spain. Click here for article & animation.
DUTCH REACH IMAGE SERIES FROM CBC MANITOBA GIF ANIMATIONS
CBC Manitoba's GIF News animations which are the source of the images below, are themselves excellent teaching videos. They actively show the field of vision advantage of the Dutch Reach's Swivel & Look technique for detecting on-coming cyclists, or other traffic.
The screen shots below were captured from videos in a January 10, 2017 news report by CBC Manitoba. The featured video, "Dutch Reach Explained" combines both reporting and a short animated clip. Further down in the article appears a second animated GIF News clip representing a single car and cyclist.
Sets of screen shot series from each video clip can be viewed and downloaded using the Share links beneath.
Note on UK, AU versions: PNG files of screen shots were flipped left to right to produce sets of images suitable for the UK and other Left Side of Road driving countries. Hence the reversed green check marks.
New Dutch Reach / Far Hand Method Graphics from Around the Globe
MORE 'DUTCH REACH' & ANTI-DOORING GRAPHICS
'Dutch Reach" Line drawing #1 - thick lines.
- L. Herman (CC,2016), for Free Public Use.
'Dutch Reach' Illustration UK Driver or US Front Passenger
L. Herman (CC,2016), for Free Public Use
'Dutch Reach" Illustration, US Driver or UK Front Passenger
'Dutch Reach' Line drawing illustration #2, thin lines
"Dutch Reach Saves Lives" - small square sticker design
Bumper Sticker by @DutchReachSavesLives on Facebook
Sample 'Dutch Reach' Flyer with Illustration #1.