Graphics, Flyer, Stickers (A)

Dutch Reach Parking Alert sign with black silhouette of driver & approaching cyclist on on black figures on white background. Driver is turned facing back with far hand on door latch, doing the Dutch Reach technique, using far hand anti dooring method to open latch, turned & to look over shoulder to scan for on-coming bicyclists or traffic. Figures & bike wheels are in ISO international standards organization's style. Design by New York Bicycling Coalition & Dutch Reach Project.

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.

Older man using left (far hand) in Dutch Reach to open car door part way, looking back for on-coming bicycles or other traffic before fully opening to exit. 

Dutch Reach UK Caution Sign: Yellow diamond sign with black silhouette of driver performing far hand anti dooring method to open latch, turned & to look over shoulder to scan for on-coming bicyclists or traffic. Figure is in ISO international standards organization's style. Design by New York Bicycling Coalition & Dutch Reach Project.

Dutch Reach Parking Alert sign for UK with Black silhouette of driver & approaching cyclist on on black figures on white background. Driver is turned facing back with far hand on door latch, doing the Dutch Reach technique, using far hand anti dooring method to open latch, turned & to look over shoulder to scan for on-coming bicyclists or traffic. Figures & bike wheels are in ISO international standards organization's style.No logos. Design by New York Bicycling Coalition & Dutch Reach Project.

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Dutch Reach diagram US p9 Cambridge Street Code

Dutch Reach diagram US p9 Cambridge Street Code

Dutch Reach diagram US p9 Cambridge Street Code

Dutch Reach diagram US p9 Cambridge Street Code

Source:  Cambridge Street Code (2016), p. 9.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign, version with cyclist, window, steering wheel and dotted line of sight between driver & cyclist.. Figure swivels for left over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes. Silhouetted iconic human figure in solid black on white background, seated but swiveled to left with right far (right) hand extended to 'door latch', head turned back over left shoulder with arrow line of sight backwards looking, scanning, for on-coming bicyclists, cyclists, vulnerable users or other traffic or vehicles which might otherwise be doored if occupant opened car door heedlessly. Doorings can result in serious, even fatal injuries to exiting drivers or passengers as well as more commonly to cyclists. The Dutch Reach method shown in the image prevents careless exiting of vehicles. This graphic symbol is intented for traffic signs, parking signs, warning to prevent and avoid doorings by exiting occupants in or adjacent to traffic or travel lanes. Credit: NY Bicycling Coalition.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign, Figure swivels for left over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists. Click image to enlarge. Credit: NY Bicycling Coalition.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign, Figure swivels for left over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes.  Silhouetted iconic human figure in solid black on white background, seated but swiveled to left with right far hand extended to 'door latch', head turned back over left shoulder with arrow line of sight backwards looking, scanning, for on-coming bicyclists, cyclists, vulnerable users or other traffic or vehicles which might otherwise be doored if occupant opened car door heedlessly. Doorings can result in serious, even fatal injuries to exiting drivers or passengers as well as more commonly to cyclists. The Dutch Reach method shown in the image prevents careless exiting of vehicles.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign, Figure swivels for left over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes. Design: NY Bicycling Coalition. Click image for large png.

Please credit NYBC for use of 'Reach' Icon

New York Bicycling Coalition logo in color with outside of NY State in orange, with half a bicycle spoked wheel superimposed.

NYBC: Website | Contact

"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.

Cautious Dutch Reach Homonculus.  Yellow diamond traffic caution sign with Dutch Reach logo homonculus & We Teach the Reach sign.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign for UK, & other left side-of-road driving countries, version with cyclist, window, steering wheel and dotted line of sight between driver & cyclist.. Figure swivels to right side for right over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes. Silhouetted iconic human figure in solid black on white background, seated but swiveled to left with right far (right) hand extended to 'door latch', head turned back over left shoulder with arrow line of sight backwards looking, scanning, for on-coming bicyclists, cyclists, vulnerable users or other traffic or vehicles which might otherwise be doored if occupant opened car door heedlessly. Doorings can result in serious, even fatal injuries to exiting drivers or passengers as well as more commonly to cyclists. The Dutch Reach method shown in the image prevents careless exiting of vehicles. This graphic symbol is intented for traffic signs, parking signs, warning to prevent and avoid doorings by exiting occupants in or adjacent to traffic or travel lanes. Credit: NY Bicycling Coalition.

NYBC window decal shows Dutch Reach safe exit habit for UK /left-side-of-road country drivers. Accompanying text box on this webpage (Remember...) describes far hand method & advantages. Click image to enlarge. Credit: NY Bicycling Coalition.

1st Winner! Grand Graphic Challenge to create 'ISO' standard signage for 'Dutch'Reach - New York Bicycling Coalition!

Dutch Reach Caution Sign: Yellow diamond sign with black silhouette of driver performing far hand anti dooring method to open latch, turned & to look over shoulder to scan for on-coming bicyclists or traffic. Figure is in ISO international standards organization's style. Design by New York Bicycling Coalition & Dutch Reach Project.

 

Dear  All!

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.

Thanks!

--  Dutch Reach Project, 24 September 2107
See below for High Peaks Challenge call for universal, wordless graphic.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign, Figure swivels for right over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes. Silhouetted iconic human figure in solid black on white background, seated but swiveled to right with right far (left) hand extended to 'door latch', head turned back over left shoulder with arrow line of sight backwards looking, scanning, for on-coming bicyclists, cyclists, vulnerable users or other traffic or vehicles which might otherwise be doored if occupant opened car door heedlessly. Doorings can result in serious, even fatal injuries to exiting drivers or passengers as well as more commonly to cyclists. The Dutch Reach method shown in the image prevents careless exiting of vehicles. This graphic symbol is intented for traffic signs, parking signs, warning to prevent and avoid doorings by exiting occupants in or adjacent to traffic or travel lanes.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign, Figure swivels for right over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes. Design: NY Bicycling Coalition. Click image for large png.

NYBC CAR WINDOW DECAL

NYBC window decal shows Dutch Reach safe exit habit for US/right-side-of-road country drivers  Accompanying text describes method & its advantages.  Click to enlarge.

DECAL ADVISES...

'Remember to Reach' is a box of text accompanying NY Bicycle Coalition's Dutch Reach anti dooring reminder decal for driver & passenger windows to prevent dooring cyclings upon exit. Text explains far hand reach method encourages its habitual use.

Text with decal explains Dutch Reach.

utch Reach Universal Sign for UK, & other left side-of-road driving countries, version with cyclist, window, steering wheel and dotted line of sight between driver & cyclist.. Figure swivels to right side for right over-the-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists or other vehicles to avoid dooring crashes. Silhouetted iconic human figure in solid black on white background, seated but swiveled to left with right far (right) hand extended to 'door latch', head turned back over left shoulder with arrow line of sight backwards looking, scanning, for on-coming bicyclists, cyclists, vulnerable users or other traffic or vehicles which might otherwise be doored if occupant opened car door heedlessly. Doorings can result in serious, even fatal injuries to exiting drivers or passengers as well as more commonly to cyclists. The Dutch Reach method shown in the image prevents careless exiting of vehicles. This graphic symbol is intented for traffic signs, parking signs, warning to prevent and avoid doorings by exiting occupants in or adjacent to traffic or travel lanes. Credit: NY Bicycling Coalition.

Dutch Reach Universal Sign for UK/left side-of-road country drivers. Figure swivels for over-the-right-shoulder check for on-coming cyclists. Click image to enlarge. Credit: NY Bicycling Coalition.

Blank yellow diamond traffic caution sign

Dutch Reach 'High Peaks' Graphic Design Sign Challenge. Go to Help! to learn more. 

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.

 

View Standard Sign Graphics:

US DOT Federal Highway Admin's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD):
Standard Highway Signs  & 
Table of Contents

AIGA Symbol signs

ISO Graphical symbols

Spoof traffic signs:  Drivers! Avoid bicyclists!  Cambridge Street Code, p. 3.

Dutch Reach Makes Vigilance Physical

Montagew of anti dooring stickers, posters & decals surround line drawing of a woman with her far hand reached across to car door latch, initiating the Dutch far hand Reach for safer exiting of stopped vehicles.  A center left caption reads:   "Far hand to open / Far safer! / DutchReach.org". Credit:  Dutch Reach Project

The Dutch Reach far hand method takes anti dooring calls for driver caution & makes it an everyday habit. Montage assembled from stop dooring campaigns around the globe.

"Business Card" for Dutch Reach Project website & email with two line summary of the Dutch Reach method. Last line telegraphs that the Project is an anti dooring campaign.. Small format line drawing of woman initiating far hand method appears to left of text.

Dutch Reach Project 'card-let' hand-out, suitable for 2" x 3.5" basic business card in PNG file format. Use Powerpoint or similar program to customize content for your group.  Use screen shot function, Photoshop, Illustrator or similar programs to create finished file for print shop in required dimensions & resolution.

National Bike Month Close Doors.  Photo from cyclist point of view about to get doored. Caption calls for use of Dutch Reach tool kit at URL.

This Bike Month CLOSE DOORS with Dutch Reach tool set at dutchreach.org

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

Teach the Reach! Poster for open source use.  Credit: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

Far hand to latch with reminder ribbon, with Dutch Reach icon.

Far hand to latch with reminder ribbon, with Dutch Reach icon.

Montage using MassDOT animation screenshots for Scan the Streets & use Dutch Reach.

10 Advantages of the Dutch Far Hand Method

10 Reasons why the Dutch far Hand Reach method for exiting vehicles to avoid dooring is safer for cyclists and car or vehicle occupants, dirvers & passengers when they open car door to exit. These reasons include: Curbs wide flinging; turns one to view side mirror;  enables direct view after mirror view is lost;  partial opening can warn cyclists; far grip allows fast retreat & closing; works for all exiting occupants, drivers & passengers front & rear; steps you out facing traffic; replaces flawed near hand practice; becomes an automatic muscle-memory habit, not just advise.

Not all Dutch Far Hand Reach advantages are obvious. 10 reasons are given above (clickon list to enlarge). A more thorough explanation is given here.

A crowded montage selection of anti dooring Dutch Reach graphics created by volunteers, media outlets, bike advocates from around the globe, centered around a screen shot from the Outside Magazine Online video which made the "Dutch Reach" meme go viral.

Montage of Dutch Reach anti dooring graphics. One year on, far hand method imagery is now a vital part of international anti-dooring activism.

Boston Globe, May 31, 2017 Dutch Reach explanatory graphic in gray & orange on white illustrates method as cut-away front view as if through car windshield with man reaching far arm (right arm in US) across to door latch, swiveling in his seat to door an over the left shoulder scan or shoulder-check to look for on-coming traffic. A cyclist in silhouette is depicted approaching along side the car, viewed as by driver through side window. Two text boxes briefly describe the far hand method to prevent doorings of cyclists and other car door collisions. Globe graphic has here been adapted for business card format & distribution for education & outreach for the Dutch Reach by Stephen Bingham of California.

Graphic: Boston Globe staff. Adapted as card handout by Stephen Bingham, CA.

Ride Illinois & Chicago DOT seek updates to Illinois Road Rules & Driver's Manual to teach road sharing safety practices to Illinois drivers & passengers. The Dutch Far hand method for avoding dooring of bicyclists is included. Graphic & text promote use of the far hand showing a driver using right hand to reach to door latch, swiveling left to look over shoulder for on-coming traffic before opening car door.

Graphic. Source: Ride Illinois.

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.

GIF Graphic of initial position for Near hand to open car door is dangerous. El Periodico Deporte describes & illustrates the Dutch Reach to prevent dooring crashes, injury or death of cyclists, using GIF animation contrasting the use of the near versus the far hand to open the car door.

GIF Graphic of side mirror check of near hand position for Near hand to open car door is dangerous. El Periodico Deporte describes & illustrates the Dutch Reach to prevent dooring crashes, injury or death of cyclists, using GIF animation contrasting the use of the near versus the far hand to open the car door.

3/3 GIF Graphic screenshot  of near hand habit use resulting in dooring collision with on-coming cyclist along side vehicle, hit partially opened door because driver did not look out & back over window side shoulder, causing injury, death, door damage. Shows that Near hand to open car door is dangerous. El Periodico Deporte describes & illustrates the Dutch Reach to prevent dooring crashes, injury or death of cyclists, using GIF animation contrasting the use of the near versus the far hand to open the car door.

1/3 wise use of far hand to open:  "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.  One of a series of 6 screen shots - 3 using near or wrong hand habit; 3 using the far Dutch Reach safer habit.    Source: El Periodico Deporte's GIF animation contrasting the near versus the far hand methods for opening vehicle doors.  It demonstrates the advantage of the Dutch Reach as the driver turns outward and back thus seeing the on-coming cyclist and avoids dooring him or her.

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

mage of car bumper with sticker reading "Reach with Your Right, Look Out for Cyclists". A school teacher in Oregon starts her own campaign backed on the far hand anti dooring method, August 2017.

An Oregon school teacher made this [Dutch] Reach anti dooring bumper sticker to share in her community. (Aug. 2017)

Blue poster asks drivers to use far hand method, & cyclists to keep distance from parked cars to avoid doorings & getting doored.

Bike Saves PHilippines anti dooring safety poster for drivers & cyclists. Click pix for full image.

Instructions to driver to check rear & side mirrors, then use far hand Dutch Reach to swivel and look back to look for on-coming traffic. In right hand column, bike lane & door zones are defined.

Dooring prevention & avoidance illustration from "Cambridge Street Code: Rules and Etiquette for Getting There Together", City of Cambridge, MA, USA, p. 9, (2016). [Design credit: Marie Macchiarolo, Cambridge Community Development; in public domain.]

Ribbon tied to car door latch to remind driver or passenger to use Dutch Reach far hand habit to open car door and avoid injury of cyclist, getting oneself or door damage hit by traffic.

Tie ribbon to door latch as cue to use far hand Dutch Reach way to open safely and avoid door crashes and injury.

Canadian MP Joël Lightbound calls for national driver habit re-retraining using these reminder stickers for the Dutch Reach.

 

Black & white Dutch Reach advising sticker with black border, QR matrix bar code symbol for www.dutchreach.org Dutch Reach Project website URL, presumed. Sticker is on a black wide metal post with auto and street scene in background. Unknown creator or site of posting. Found on Instagram with #Oakland hashtag noted.

Text sticker: "To Open Car Doors Use the Dutch Reach - www.dutchreach.org" with QR matrix bar code for website's URL (presumed). Unknown creator. Source: Instagram. Location ?Oakland, CA.

A colorful montage of anti dooring graphics - signs, stickers, posters, decals & drawings from around the globe & web. They call for drivers & cyclists to be cautious, vigilant, & keep a safe distance. Only the Dutch Reach line drawing calls for a switch to the safer far hand habit.

MORE 'DUTCH REACH' & ANTI-DOORING GRAPHICS

Pre-Dutch Reach Project anti-dooring graphics from around the globe --

Use this Google Shared Link.  [Click on each image to enlarge.  Use 'Save as' to download.]

For additional graphics created or found following this Project's inception:  

Use this DropBox Link.

'Dutch Reach" Line drawing #1 - thick lines.

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- L. Herman (CC,2016), for Free Public Use.

'Dutch Reach' Illustration UK Driver or US Front Passenger

Image shows a car occupant, driver or passenger depending on the country's driving side, hand on door latch, upper torso swiveled a quarter turn right and head turned further to face back and out the window where he sees a cyclist's face and helmet about to pass his door. Image has caption which summarizes the Dutch Reach method: Reach (with far hand), Turn, Look, Open.

A driver on right as in UK or a passenger on right front seat as in the USA uses his left, far hand to reach the door latch, swiveling torso and head naturally right and back over his shoulder to look for oncoming traffic. In this image, the occupant sees an on-coming cyclist. This drawing shows how Dutch Reach enables a safer exit from vehicles by making it easy to turn and look back over one's shoulder and be continuously vigilant before and while opening a car door to exit. Caption in image summarizes the Dutch Reach method: Reach (with far hand), Turn, Look, Open.

 L. Herman (CC,2016), for Free Public Use

'Dutch Reach" Illustration, US Driver or UK Front Passenger

Image shows a car occupant, driver or passenger depending on the country's driving side, hand on door latch, upper torso swiveled a quarter turn left, and head turned facing back and out the window where he sees a cyclist's face and helmet about to pass his door.

A driver on left as in USA or a passenger on left front seat as in UK uses his right, far hand to reach the door latch, swiveling torso and head naturally left and back to look for oncoming traffic. In this image, the occupant sees an on-coming cyclist. This drawing shows how Dutch Reach enables a safer exit from vehicles by making it easy to turn and look back over one's shoulder and be continuously vigilant before and while opening a car door to exit.

'Dutch Reach' Line drawing illustration #2, thin lines

Dutch Reach diagram, image, drawing shows driver using left hand to open car or vehicle's right side door when exiting on the right side of the car. For use in countries such as UK, AU, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, NZ, where vehicles are driven on the left side of the road.

In countries where vehicles are driven on the left side of the road, drivers should use their left hand - i.e. far hand - to do the Dutch Reach for a safer exit.- L. Herman (CC,2016), for Free Public Use

"Dutch Reach Saves Lives'graphics created by another Dutch Reach website

Visit source website:  Face Book:  @DutchReachSavesLives

"Dutch Reach Saves Lives" - small square sticker design

'Dutch Reach Saves Lives" small square format sticker by unknown activist graphic artist found on Face Book site: @DutchReachSavesLives

'Dutch Reach Saves Lives" small square format sticker by unknown activist graphic artist found on Face Book site: @DutchReachSavesLives

Bumper Sticker by @DutchReachSavesLives on Facebook

'Dutch Reach Saves Lives" bumper sticker format, original design by unknown graphic artist activist, found on Face Book site: @DutchReachSavesLives

'Dutch Reach Saves Lives" bumper sticker format, original design by unknown graphic artist activist, found on Face Book site: @DutchReachSavesLives

Sample 'Dutch Reach' Flyer with Illustration #1.

Image from above of cut-away car showing view of driver with far right hand on door latch, torso turned and field of vision directed back to see on-coming cyclist before opeiing door fully, thus avoids dooring the bicyclist.