One of the big dangers for bicyclists on the road is a car door that suddenly swings open in their path. Bicyclists try to ride outside of the "door zone" to avoid this scary situation - but drivers can also help keep bicyclists safe by preventing this problem.
In the Netherlands, they have a simple solution to avoid "dooring" and keep bicyclists safe. Here, we call it the Dutch Reach. After you parallel park on the street, reach across your body with your right hand to open your door. When you do this, you automatically turn your body to look out your window. It's an easy reminder to glance back for bicycles (and other cars!) before you open the door. Your passengers should do the same - reaching across with their inside hand to open the door.
Watch and share this video to help spread the message about the Dutch Reach!