Cyclist Pitches Anti-Dooring Video Icon to TLC

taxidoor11.jpg

City cyclist and graphic designer Marko Bon is working to get a logo like this one added to taxi video screens as part of the "Taxicab Passenger Enhancement Program." Bon tells Streetsblog that the Taxi and Limousine Commission has shown interest in the design, which he hopes can be incorporated in a way that will draw passengers’ attention. Info stickers have included anti-dooring messages, designed by Transportation Alternatives, for years, but video PSAs got lost in the shuffle when making their "Taxi TV" debut in 2003.

Bon is looking for design feedback from Streetsbloggers. (An alternate version of the graphic is posted on Flickr.) After the jump, a mock-up of Bon’s design as it might look on today’s taxicab screens.

2949288875_511e730eb0.jpg

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

DOT and TLC Unveil New Anti-Dooring Video and Decal

|
At a press conference at Union Square this morning, DOT and the Taxi and Limousine Commission announced another facet of the LOOK! campaign, a new video and a decal reminding taxi passengers to exit on the curb side and check for cyclists before opening cab doors. DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson and […]

City Hall Press Conference on Cyclist Safety

|
Thursday, June 29, 2006, 9:00amCity HallOrganized by Transportation Alternatives Cyclists, Advocates: City’s Bike Safety Efforts not Enough Demand New City Bike Safety Plan to Address Chronic Hazards In the past week there were three serious bike crashes in New York City, two of them resulting in the deaths of individual cyclists, Dr. Carl Nacht and […]

How the Taxi of Tomorrow Can Make Cycling Safer

|
More than 13,000 yellow cabs ply NYC streets, carrying more than 600,000 passengers each day. That’s a lot of chances for a familiar risk to city cyclists — car doors opening in traffic. The city’s Taxi of Tomorrow competition promises to select a single design for the entire yellow cab fleet. In the process, the […]

Panel: Taxi 07 – ‘Transforming an Icon’

|
On January 18, 2007, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum will host a panel discussion as part of Taxi 07, the Design Trust program aiming to reinvent the NYC taxi and taxi system. This coming spring, Taxi 07 will mount an exhibit at the NY International Auto Show, demonstrating an improved taxi and taxi system. New […]