Not long ago I published photos, video, and explanatory graphics of the new bicycle lane on Benton between Drury University and Commercial Street. Please see:
Now it’s time to see what a door-zone crash looks like. What you are about to see is not an accident. It is a predictable outcome of riding a bicycle too close to parked cars. Door-zone bicycle lanes, such as the one on Benton, put bicyclists — usually novices — into this situation by fooling them into believing they are safe.
Given the amount of student traffic on Benton, it is only a matter of time before we’ll have a crash like the one above.
From Cyclelicious, see also:
- Dooring a bus & blaming the bus driver
- Dooring kills
- Bronx cyclist doored, killed by bus
- Door Prize in the New York Times
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UPDATE: This video compiled by Dan Gutierrez demonstrates the danger of door-zone crashes.