San Francisco continues to rank as one of the busiest cities for bicyclists in the country. As any cyclist in an urban setting can tell you, the opening of car doors into bike lanes can be a major cause of bike accidents. According to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, “dooring” is the #1 injury for motorist-caused bike accidents in San Francisco.
A 54-year-old Californian set out Saturday for his regular bike ride. He knew the roads he would follow; he often takes the same route. When preparing to make a turn while heading downhill, he eased on the brakes. Suddenly his front wheel jarred and the rear tire jumped into the air.