Share Our Streets - Car Dooring
In 2014, The City of Melbourne first commissioned The Squeaky Wheel and behaviour change experts STUDIO HUSS to develop and deliver their new road safety campaign Share Our Streets, during which pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and motorcycle riders are asked to all play their part in making everyone's journey around the city safer and more enjoyable. Share Our Streets has subsequently been run in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
This third part of the campaign for 2016 focuses on car dooring, which remains a significant safety issue for cyclists moving around the city. Our staff will be engaging taxi-drivers, drivers of delivery vans, motorists and their passengers at sites on St Kilda Road and in Collins St. We'll be making sure they know what car-dooring is, how it affects cyclists, what the penalties are and getting them to take part in a Council survey.
We'll also be staging activations to remind drivers and passengers travelling in cars of their responsibility to check for passing cyclists before opening car doors and share tips on how to avoid causing injury to people on bikes, for example by opening car doors with the opposite hand.
The Share Our Streets Car Dooring activations will be taking place on the following dates:
Monday June 20th 11am-1pm Collins Street east of Swanston Street
Thursday June 23rd 11am-1pm Collins Street west of Swanston Street
Friday June 24th 11am-1pm Elizabeth Street between Londsdale Street and Collins Street, Bourke Street
Monday July 4th 11am-1pm Collins Street east of Swanston Street
Tuesday July 5th 11am-1pm Collins Street west of Swanston Street
Thursday July 7th 11am-1pm St Kilda Road between Arts Centre and Federartion Square
Find out more about Share Our Streets at the City of Melbourne website.