Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fun, fun, fun, 'til Daddy takes the bike lane away!

Okay, we've had magic spokes that spelled out various things as they turned. We've had 'air free' tires that only a gorilla could stretch onto a rim. We've seen the humble rear view mirror replaced with a camera and video screen. We've even seen something that projected bike lane stripes out to the side of a bicycle.

This latest dubious 'safety' device seems to be stuck in the vaporware stage, and let's all hope it remains so. It's a laser imaging device that puts a bike lane symbol out in front of the bicyclist, as is seen in this obviously p-shopped image. It's magick, of course, and it works on the world renowned voodoo hoodoo principle that anything that makes you think you're safe is actually making you safe. More safe. Saferest. Or something.

But why read my babble when you can read the original babble?

I loves me that voodoo hoodoo that you do so well.

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Blogger Steve A said...

While my initial reaction was no more positive than yours, upon further consideration, it would be just the thing to use when riding down in Ennis Texas. When the cops invent imaginary bike lanes, you can point to your light, with its invented sharrow!

9:00 PM  
Blogger Ed W said...

I really hadn't thought of it that way, Steve. So if they enforce imaginary laws, we can ride in imaginary bike lanes!

9:13 PM  
Blogger Michael Graff said...

The photo is apparently from a left-driving country, or reversed.

Nobody mentioned that the bike lane is in the door zone. The cyclist is between parked cars and a bus. Yikes!

That sort of position doesn't suddenly become a good idea just by pointing green lasers at the ground.

11:19 AM  

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