the door zone

another great graphic illustrating the door zone can be found here


pedalmaniac said...

What is interesting about this diagram is that both cyclists are in teh bike lane. Even though the "no" cyclist is in the bike lane he/she is still in danger. Look how wide the car lane is to the right.


Freewheel said...

I once went on a ride led by a bicycling advocate who was giving a tour of new bike lanes. He told everyone to ride on the outside line. In his view bike lanes are just buffer zones.

gwadzilla said...

I am currently trying very hard to get the city to slow the speed of traffic on my street

after a certain level of harassment they are doing "a study"

since the study is going to take some time
as these things tend to do
I asked for a quick fix

that quick fix is a bike lane

there is a good deal of bicycle traffic on this street
the door zone makes it a potentially dangerous place to ride

my goal is to create the illusion of a thinner stretch of road
which would force the drivers to slow down to feel more comfortable

we will see what happens

Freewheel said...

That sounds like a great way to slow car traffic. The bike lane would also remind people that your road has bike traffic.