Luci and I were nearly doored last week and it was shocking how quickly it all happened.
We were heading east on University Boulevard just before Park Avenue when a young man opened the door of hus Mustang.
I believe I was actually riding far enough to the left to of the car that there wasn’t any real danger, but it was close enough to scare me.
When the door swung open, I instantly moved left, which meant I had to cross the tracks at an unsafe angle.
Fortunately, I was riding the Xtracycle, which have really wide tires and I managed to stay upright.
I still can’t believe how fast the whole thing happened how easily the timing could have been a few seconds different making it a lot worse.
It’s certainly a reminder of how many potentially dangerous things are happening along the streetcar route.
The video at the top of the post illustrates what the door zone is and how to avoid it.