brynpoeth wrote:Maybe vehicles could be fitted with sliding doors
Our family car is an old VW microbus. Sliding door into the main bay on the left side of the vehicle. We pretty much always use that door to go in and out of the vehicle: I think the drivers door only gets used in filling stations.
My wife loves to remind me of the time my son (maybe three years old at the time) nearly got wiped out by a pavement cyclist (narrow footpath, not shared use) as he went to get out of the car.
If it hadn't been a sliding door, the cyclist would have been doored. But because we knew it wasn't shared use, we'd thought it was safe for my son to just go ahead and get out.
(The narrow footpath which goes between the road and the fence for the cliff edge on the Downs in Bristol).