Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Treehugger: Sign-O-Bike Turn Signal Belt?

Today's featured Treehugger article concerns this invention from the bike safety obsessed and creative geniuses from California company Sign-O-Bike. This thing fits on your waist and has light up turn signals with batteries that will apparently last "3-4 years" according to them (unless you leave your blinker on). It looks like a great idea and with the daily news in Tampa reporting accident after accident involving bicyclists and cars, I definitely am looking for more visibility. It does remind me a bit of Hulk Hogan's champion ship belt though and hopefully it can do double duty this year for my costume...

Here's the Treehugger link to the full article on visibility devices.

Also, the local bike blog - Bicycle Stories which had an insider's view of a bike accident involving a fellow rider this week.


  1. I always thought that bikes and motorbikes should have a holographic car around them to be seen by others.

  2. Bike safety is a major issue in this area. Anything that can help - even a funny looking belt - is worth looking into.

  3. I completely agree. I have been happily greeted by the new signs on our city buses that say "Minimum 3 ft to pass" on Florida Ave. Also, I saw on Alan Snel's blog that they have developed some share the road jerseys. Thanks for the comment!