Light Lane

Light LaneIn anticipation of a time when we will feel comfortable in long-sleeved shirts, I’ve revisited an early BCL discovery: bicycle safety using light! While I’m not too sure how we could use lasers to create images, I have no doubts that we could use them for a handful of other Windsor-related projects. If this “Light Lane” concept becomes a reality, and people do not abuse it, it could prove to be a cost-effective way of keeping cyclists spatially segregated from motorists.

The Light Lane‘s creators, Alex Tee and Evan Gant, describe the project as such: “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.”

4 Replies to “Light Lane”

  1. i saw this a while back but thought it was a hoax. still not sure if it’s real. i just rode downtown so i’m relaxing at the coffee exchange now. i like how my laptop fits into one of my panniers nicely. along with my SLR, books and other goodies.

  2. Nice find… I think there’s a lot of potential to work with light for bikes and streets and on the sides of buildings… the LED is a lot brighter than I think we had initially anticipated, which means it might fit in well with some other projects!

  3. i got to try out my new 1W LED light on the ride home tonight and it worked well. better than my 1/2W LED at least. the light I used on the rear though is a combination of red and white lights that flash in a strobe like pattern. very visible from far away.

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