Could you always ride in a bike lane?

What if everywhere you rode there was a bike lane?

bike sideline

Taken from the Dirt Rag blog, the above picture is what Byron Loibl, an industrial design graduate form the Cleveland Institute of Art, is hoping will be the next step in urban riding safety.

The Sideline emits a light that travels along about two feet to your left so there’s always a mark for how far away cars should stay. This is a brilliant idea, especially in areas of the country where the majority of drivers don’t know bikes are allowed on the road and have no idea how to act around them. Giving the drivers a clear mark of the space they should give will save lives.

I do wonder if there will be any applications for the normal bike commuter since we ride mostly during the day. Is there any visibility?

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