HUB Cycling has teamed up with Vancouver Coastal Health to remind drivers to ‘Open Your Eyes, Then Your Door’.
Approximately 1 in 7 bike crashes in Vancouver are caused when a car driver or passenger opens a vehicle door in the path of an oncoming bike. Dooring can cause significant injury, and has even killed people riding their bikes.
The campaign forms part of the HUBS cycling education program, ‘Raise Your Bike IQ’.
“If you drive, you’re responsible for making sure you don’t open your door in the path of someone on a bike.”
“Check your rearview and side mirrors – even better, always open your door with your right hand, so you automatically look over your shoulder and can easily check for people on bikes that could be hit by your door,” said Colin Stein, director of marketing, communications and campaigns at HUB Cycling.
Read more about the dooring avoidance campaign from HUB Cycling and Vancouver Coastal Health at bikehub.ca/bike-IQ