Let’s face it, it’s not getting an safer on the city’s streets. That’s not to say there haven’t been improvement to bike path and route infrastructure, and we need to acknowledge that for every jerk motorist on the road there are also plenty of nice ones, but the reality is that bikes weigh 20+ lbs (or even less) while cars weigh 2000+ lbs.
That’s not a winning combination for the bike should the two meet, so it’s best to take steps that help avoid direct contact.
That’s where the mesh safety vest pictured above comes in. It’s pretty simple: More visibility equals a reduced chance of being hit.
For $31 plus taxes that seems like a pretty reasonable precaution. We have them in stock; just ride safe on the way here.