Built with safety in mind
Babel Bike is designed with a safety cage around the cyclist that bounces off trucks and buses instead of getting dragged under them. The cyclist is seat-belted to ensure that she stays in the cage. Feet are protected by U-locks sticking out the sides.
Being a bit heavier than a normal bike, the 250 watt Shimano electric assist motor will probably help a lot. It has automatic lights (just like modern cars) and turn signals, and a very loud horn. All the “oily bits” are sealed inside the frame to keep your clothes clean. “The only maintenance you need to do is to keep the tyres pumped up (and there is a pump and repair kit inside the frame!)”