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Glass Video: Riding the Lincoln Avenue Bike Lane

By Andrew Morrell
@RedLineProject

Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014

For my Online Journalism II class at DePaul University, I borrowed my professor Mike Reilley‘s Google Glass prototype and took a bike ride along Lincoln Avenue to get a first-hand look at its notoriously dangerous bike lane.

Check out the video to see for yourself, but I found numerous potholes and nearly destroyed sections of pavement along the way, which pose a danger to cyclists.

My experience with Glass was really cool, however. While there are definitely still some kinks to work out before Glass is available for retail sale, it is a powerful and innovative tool that has plenty of potential for use in reporting, not to mention our everyday lives. It was exciting to get a chance to test out such new and possibly revolutionary technology, and it will be interesting to see where it goes from here.

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