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Friday, October 25, 2013

Hey, Cyclists: This LED-Powered Backpack Could Save Your Life | FastCompany



A DESIGNER, WHO SYMPATHIZES WITH BOTH CARS AND CYCLISTS, CREATES WEARABLE TECH TO SAVE LIVES.

There are more cyclists than ever in cities today, a fact that isn’t lost on city planners and administrators. Streetscapes are changing accordingly, as they are amended to accommodate bike lanes. The result is a healthier urban environment with a robust transport network.
But tensions inevitably arise when such different transportation beasts as cars and bikes travel side-by-side in such intense proximity. Drivers don’t always respect the line of demarcation separating the two vehicles. Bike lanes aren’t treated with the deference afforded car throughways, so cyclists are frequently forced to dart into the main road (or onto sidewalks) to avoid collision. Then there's the fact that people, whether in cars or on bikes, can behave recklessly to the point of injuring, or at least antagonizing, those with whom they share the road.





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