Contrail: Low Tech Bike Lanes

Contrail: Low Tech Bike Lanes
Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
  • 3 march 2009

Back in February, we wrote about a proposed device called the LightLane that would create a laser projected mobile bike lane for cyclists navigating the streets at night. Now Streetsblog directs us to a conceptual design for a low tech, daytime version. Conceived as part of the Power to the Pedal Competition, the Contrail – named for its similarity to condensation trails left by aircraft – would give bicyclists the ability to leave a chalk trail across the concrete to effectively “carve out” an ad hoc bike lane on any street and create a lasting visual record of their travels in the process.

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.