Tips to Avoid Injuries

The Door Zone is the 4-foot area along the side of a parked car where an opening door can hit and seriously injure a cyclist.
When riding in a bike lane, ride on the left side of the lane-at least 4 feet from parked cars.

Look inside each parked car before you pass it.
If you’re unable to see someone inside or you spot someone inside, move outside the Door Zone or slow down and pass carefully.

Watch behind you.
Keep track of traffic behind you, so you’ll know whether you have enough room if you must swerve suddenly out of the Door Zone. A mirror helps you see traffic behind you as you pedal forward.

 

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