I see a white line and I want it painted black.
Bravo to Dan Gutierrez for this excellent compilation and analysis of dooring crashes. Spread it far and wide.
And when you get feedback from bike advocates who want to place responsibility for this on motorists, tell them:
Yes, it is the fault of the person who opens the door, but it’s 100% preventable by the cyclist. All we have to do is not ride there. Let’s rely on the solution that lies with the party who has the most immediate self-interest in preventing the crash.
And people, it’s time to rise up and demand an end to the government-sponsored duping of cyclists into riding where they can get killed.
For good design standards, see Dan’s diagrams for where sharrows and bike lanes should be placed when onstreet parking is present:
Understanding Bicycle Transportation 5b2 (This is from Dan’s training program for Caltrans engineers)