Beeline Navigation Made Simple Panorama

GPS navigation usually means turn-by-turn directions. Great! But, what if you want to have more control over your route–in real time?

Enter BeeLine:

BeeLine is a handlebar-mounted device that helps you find your way on a bicycle. It strips back navigation to the bare basics, turning convention completely on its head and resurfacing your natural instinct to find the way.

The basic idea: After entering a destination on your smartphone, BeeLine’s handlebar-mounted display points you in the right direction. You can also enter additional way points in the app if you’d like to be directed along a certain route.

BeeLine is currently seeking backers on Kickstarter for their first production run.

via Core77

Velo Bike Lock
Skylock is a solar powered, keyless bike lock–and more. Since it’s a connected device, it also acts as a sensor, which can let you know when someone is messing with your rig, or tell someone else when you get doored. Pretty slick.

The preorder price is $159, a little steep compared to other high-quality locks, but it certainly packs in the features.

Photo from Velo

via Wired Design

This video from Streetfilms shows the bicycling infrastructure recently built out within a new residential development in The Netherlands.

I naively assumed that all of the wonderful bike paths in The Netherlands existed since the beginning of time–or as long as bicycles at least. This video shows how it’s possible to make cycling a priority and build the infrastructure in modern developments.

via Atlantic Cities