An awareness outreach is forming to help teach drivers (and passengers) to simply open the door with their other hand to help prevent cyclists from getting doored. Even when we use self-driving cars, this little change in habit is going to be very helpful for preventing cyclists from getting doored! Here’s a quick 2 minute video about it I just made:
This is such a simple change to implement. It just takes a little bit of awareness to change the habit. I wrapped a key-chain around my door handle to help remind me to open the door using my other hand. And for the record, most Dutch people have never even heard of the Dutch Reach. It’s being dubbed this by Americans as a way to promote it because the common notion is that bicycling is very popular in the Netherlands.