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High Street, North Willoughby - Car Dooring

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Mar 14. 13 Replies

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John Knight replied to Llewster's discussion High Street, North Willoughby - Car Dooring
"I have been - on the Pacific Highway in North Sydney - luckily it was fairly a low speed one with no traffic! And on Sunday morning I was riding just behind a guy on the Pac Hway at Crows Nest who narrowly avoided a dooring from someone getting out…"
Mar 14
Jeremy replied to Llewster's discussion High Street, North Willoughby - Car Dooring
"Good to hear you are fine.  I ride along High St daily on my commute to work (both directions).  I find that it is good practice to ride within the cycle lane but position yourself on the outer-most side, if that makes sense.  By…"
Mar 13
Duncan replied to Llewster's discussion High Street, North Willoughby - Car Dooring
"ditto here - I'm always reminding myself. Had a weird one the other day - riding up an M2 exit ramp (ie: fast cars, not a place to take the traffic lane without extreme care), there's a ute in the breakdown lane doing nothing (from a long…"
Mar 7
JoshS replied to Llewster's discussion High Street, North Willoughby - Car Dooring
"I have become a bit complacent of late on staying wide, this thread has reminded me to stay clear of doors. A car driver opened their door wide on Lilyfield Road last week, luckily it happened far enough ahead for me to react and alert the rider…"
Mar 7
Pat The Rat replied to Llewster's discussion High Street, North Willoughby - Car Dooring
"Llewster I ride on High quite a lot as well and can see that those shops at Nth Willoughby can be an issue.  I had a lady open a door on me on an adjacent st, Eaton St recently.  Luckily I was wide enough so no impact.  She…"
Mar 7
Dabba replied to Llewster's discussion High Street, North Willoughby - Car Dooring
"More a case of "they don't care" Jim."
Mar 7
Jim Frech replied to Llewster's discussion High Street, North Willoughby - Car Dooring
"Yes I had a back and forth about this with some ardent "ride in the gutter and be thankful for the painted bike lanes" types and these people were cyclists! Most don't appreciate how quickly this happens or how serious the…"
Mar 7
Bob Moore replied to Llewster's discussion High Street, North Willoughby - Car Dooring
"If you have ever seen the video of the young guy killed on Sydney Rd in Melbourne when a driver opened their car door and pushed him in front of a truck it was over in milliseconds. Just a little nudge was enough. No time to react."
Mar 6
James Mahon replied to Llewster's discussion High Street, North Willoughby - Car Dooring
"I've been doored - thought I would have better reaction timing but it was over in an instant. Luckily I was not injured, or sent flying into a vehicles path. I was shocked, and the lady who bolted out of her car kept bolting. My road attitude…"
Mar 6
Bob Moore replied to Llewster's discussion High Street, North Willoughby - Car Dooring
"Same in the City here, car doorings were the biggest accident category and a factor in getting cycleways built. But it is different out in the burbs apparently, car doorings are less common. The case in Leichhardt anyway. Maybe parking turnover is…"
Mar 5
Llewster replied to Llewster's discussion High Street, North Willoughby - Car Dooring
"The reason I use the car door/suicide lane is a combination of being a slow cyclist (a rarity on the north shore where most people are wearing lycra) and not wanting to hold people up (esp going up a slight inclines). I'm usually very vigilant…"
Mar 5
Colin replied to Llewster's discussion High Street, North Willoughby - Car Dooring
"Will you ride outside the door zone on the future? Or would the road rage that generates in drivers be too much to deal with?"
Mar 5
cafard à deux roues replied to Llewster's discussion High Street, North Willoughby - Car Dooring
"Glad you and bike are ok. How did you manage to bend his door right back without damaging your bike? I have to say your attitude to the driver is a lot more charitable than mine would be in the same event. Just my opinion - with no facts whatever to…"
Mar 5
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High Street, North Willoughby - Car Dooring

I've been an avid Sydney Cyclist contributor for 20 years but never have I experience a car dooring - till now (must have been lucky for a long time). Going along High Street, North Willoughby - across the road from the shops - door opens right in front of me - no where to go - smash right into it - bend his door right back. Just a bit bruising of my neck which connected with the top of his door.  Bike OK. I'm a driver too - so I didn't really get angry - didn't get all police on him sort of…See More
Mar 5

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At 2:58pm on August 9, 2011, Bill Parker said…
The four Everything's Connected videos are really great, thanks for pointing them out, you should perhaps start a discussion with links pointing these out, give them more prominence, people might miss the them buried in the videos section.
At 12:34am on August 10, 2011, Llewster said…
Well there isn't much to say about them really - its preaching to the converted here. But its good to see promotion for cycling. I suspect that the people here might make snide remarks about them - like the girl riding home from going out has no lights on her bike =) But it is complementary to the NY and London cycling promo material - personalising cycling by having a person talk about their experience cycling.

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