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Light Lane Concept

light lane conceptA reader named Steve brought this Light Lane concept to our attention. Dustbowl is a design blog produced by the Altitude design firm. Designers Alex Tee and Evan Gant think that using lasers to project a bike lane around a cyclist could have a profound impact the rider’s safety.

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12 Comments

  1. jimmyJanuary 14, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    i love the idea, but i would be worried that motorists would be so confused and intrigued by the traveling bike lane they wouldn’t even notice the rider and run right over me.

  2. sabJanuary 14, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    thats just another “Double Parking Lane”

  3. anonJanuary 15, 2009 at 12:01 am

    how about sharks with “lasers”?

  4. anonJanuary 15, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Technically imaginative, but potentially very harmful. This “virtual bike lane” would imply that there is a full car lane to the left (or right) of the cyclist. A car trying to maneuver with a good understanding of bike lanes could create a very dangerous situation with traffic either oncoming or in the same direction. Also it would look completely incomprehensible with riders 2 abreast or one rider passing another.

  5. tim zJanuary 15, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    how about lazer 40′s instead!

  6. JNWJanuary 16, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Where I can buy it?

  7. johnJanuary 16, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Interesting, but I would be worried about delivery trucks trying to park in front of me while riding.

  8. SJanuary 16, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    If it’s only a few feet in front and at the back of the rider, I don’t think it will be mistaken for a parking lane. I like it.

  9. MattJanuary 22, 2009 at 2:04 am

    What a brilliant idea! I want one.

  10. StewartJune 24, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    I like it. Will it work if you have a rack on the back of your bike, or will that block the beams? Where do I get One?

  11. JeffJuly 1, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I love the idea and would like something like it that would work during the day!

    My only worry is that *wherever* the cyclist is becomes a bike lane, including down the yellow line. Not all of *us* obey the rules either…

  12. Danny HanNovember 18, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I want buy it…where can i buy it??
    I lived in korea

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