As the number of cyclists on city streets has increased, safety has become a bigger issue than ever. A variety of products are emerging from the woodwork to make cyclists for visible to motorists on the streets they share.
The latest is the Commuter X4, a fiber optic light that riders can strap to their shoulders or a backpack. Created by Veglo it creates a distinct light signature that’s supposed to help motorists better judge the distance between them and the person wearing the X4.
Veglo was founded by cyclists Ed Ward and Lucy Lynn-Evans after Ward was knocked off his bike and thrown into traffic in London. Their product has already received plenty of positive feedback, achieving 120 percent funding on Kickstarter back in April.
Production is getting underway, with plans to put the Commuter X4 on sale this winter. The light is available for preorder for 49.99 pounds (about $83.94) through Veglo’s website.