Everyone has their own take on bike safety. Some wear helmets and some get excited when the the topic of helmets comes up and point to studies showing that riding with a helmet decreases safety. Some load up on bike lights for night riding and others refuse to ride at night thinking that it is too dangerous. The important thing in the end I guess is that you feel safe, and that you don't endanger others.
Reader OcO contacted us and clued us in to a cool site, BicycleSafe.com. One of their header pictures is brilliant in its simplicity -
Reader OcO specifically referenced the following picture from the site.
Picture from bicyclesafe.com
The caption on the site reads:
One cyclist tied this bright noodle to the back of his bike, exactly the width of his handlebars, to show drivers how much space he takes up on the road.
It's a pretty simple and brilliant idea that could be executed in a number of ways. Perhaps incorporating LED lights would really add punch to this hack.
This picture made me think of some of the ridiculously narrow handlebars I came across in NYC, similar to this set that was posted by member bettermade on London Fixed-Gear & Single-Speed.
This picture also reminds me of our post on 10 Strange Handlebar Set Ups.