Mirror Mirror, on the Door
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Mirror Mirror, on the Door

mirrors, please.jpgDon’t you dare walk out that door! At least until you check to see if a bike is coming along side your car. That’s right; the collision that occurs between a driver or passenger’s open car door and a moving cyclist (called a “door prize”) is the number one cause of car-bike collisions in the downtown core. This contributes to an already turbulent relationship between the city’s cyclists and motorists, as the cyclist will either swerve into traffic to avoid the door, or just splonk right into it. City Councillor and avid bike dude Adam Giambrone, who is also Chair of the Toronto Cycling Committee, will launch the 2005 Watch for Bikes campaign with the city-wide distribution of 150,000 new side view mirror decals and “door prize” cards. Get yours at Mountain Equipment Co-op (400 King St W) at 10 am.