Monday, January 31, 2011

Can Disappearing Car Doors Reduce Bike Crashes?

This retractable car door is being marketed by JATECH. One observation-I can imagine that the people stepping out of the cars without warning could surprise bicyclists riding in the "people zone".

5 comments:

John said...

Maybe, but wouldn't you rather hit a person than a car door?

Scott said...

Wouldn't you rather ride farther left and not hit anything?

John said...

Sure, but you're acting like this would reduce safety for cyclists. I don't think that's true.

Scott said...

Well, I wouldn't ride closely past a door in a building that people could step out of. Why would I ride immediately next to a door in a car that people could step out of? Especially when there is 8-10 more feet of usable lane width to my left.

Alistair (Alix) Howard said...

I just want to know why they used models from 1980s central casting. Something very retro about this whole thing, no?