In re: Bring your own bike lane

   0lightlane“Instead of adapting cycling to established bike lanes, the bike lane should adapt to the cyclists. This is the idea behind the LighLane. Our system projects a crisply defined virtual bike lane onto pavement, using a laser, providing the driver with a familiar boundary to avoid. With a wider margin of safety, bikers will regain their confidence to ride at night, making the bike a more viable commuting alternative.”

via LightLane concept creates bike lanes where there were none – Core77.

 

Columbus is actually pushing forward with bike lanes and idea of ‘complete streets’ i.e. that streets should be taking into account more than just cars when being developed.  Its obvious though that not every street is going to get a bike lane and that one major downside of biking is getting caught late, when even with proper lighting can be a scary proposition.  Thought this was kinda an interesting idea, although probably won’t be seeing it anytime soon.

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2 Responses

  1. Wow! That is a great idea. To bad it doesn’t work in the daylight. But hey, I’d but that. Anything to make nighttime commuting safer.

  2. Wow! That is a great idea. To bad it doesn’t work in the daylight. But hey, I’d buy that. Anything to make nighttime commuting safer.

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