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Wishing for a bike lane? Just light it up

The LightLane product projects a bike lane behind you.

Remember back in January, when the web was abuzz about an interesting product idea called that would let you project a bike lane behind your bike with lasers?

It was called LightLane, and back then it was just a neat entry into a design competition. Now, because response to the concept was so “overwhelming”, the folks behind the project have moved forward with production.

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On their website, LightLane writes that, “…the viral spread of the concept… was the catalyst for its further development into a product.” The product is slated to come with a 3-hour rechargable Li-Ion battery and be compatible with universal mobile phone chargers.

In Portland, there are about 3,949 miles of streets, but only 173.8 miles of them are painted with bike lanes. I can think of a few places where I wouldn’t mind turning one of these on (especially when I’m with my kids).

See a live demo in the video below and check out LightLane’s website for more info.

[Thanks to readers Matt P., B. Moore, and others for the tip!]

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