I promised Dr. Charney that I would publish his letter, sent from the U.K. Nice to know someone out there is reading!
I haven't seen my video yet, so I'm not sure how the comments were diced. I talked with Tony Gugliotta for at least a half and hour about this, gave a lot of finer points about the details and design that go into bike infrastructure. I of course know that my comments are going to be cut up and refashioned into soundbites. If someone comes across the video, I'd appreciate seeing it (I was on the news three times this week and haven't seen any of them). :-)
How is @MassDOT trying to prevent "dooring" and keeping cyclists safe? Find out on @NBC10 news at 6. pic.twitter.com/f3gptOCUth— Tony Gugliotta (@NBC10_Tony) May 31, 2017
Here's my position on the Dutch Reach. The Dutch have moved far beyond the Dutch Reach. If ever it was important in the past, it is not now. We need protected bike lanes that are built without a door zone. "Forgiving design" is a term engineers use (I am not an engineer, just to avoid the cease-and-desist letters that might flow if that's not made clear). Engineers use that term for things like extra wide lanes on a highway that allow a car to swerve without going out of its lane, or the removal of "fixed barriers" (trees, walls) from the "clear zone" (shoulder, breakdown lane) on swervy back roads. These designs, applied to cities, have created havoc and destruction by encouraging speeding. But forgiven design of a different kind-- building bike lanes to be idiot-proof, door proof-- is something we should do.
Expert David Hembrow has more to say.
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