LightLane Bike Light

For cities that don’t have bike lanes to keep riders safe — especially at night — LightLane is a company trying to rectify the problem. The company is designing a rear bike light that creates a laser-lit virtual bike lane that goes where you go.

It’s in the prototype phase now. When complete, the light will attach to your bike’s seat post and shine a green laser to the left and right behind you as you ride, providing a five-foot-wide, 12-foot-long moving bike lane.

LightLane bike light prototype

Besides the green bike lane lasers, the product has traditional red LEDs to help alert drivers you’re there. The light runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery said to last three hours on a charge.

LightLane on seat post

There’s no timeline as to when the LightLane bike light will be available, but the company has a targeted retail price of between $80 and $100. www.lightlanebike.com

—Ryan Dionne

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.