Convincing Cyclists To Use Lights

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 16

Its not only the law that you have a white front light and a red rear light, but its a good idea. I can’t tell you the number of cyclists I pass who are almost completely invisible because they only have reflectors. You need lights, they are vital to your safety. There is no other way to put it, you shouldn’t get on a bike at night without lights.

The Dutch as always are ten steps ahead of us.

I really like the light fairy and her dress made of lights. This could be done here with minimal planning, and cost. Set up shop at any of the many spots cyclists frequent, shine a bright light on them send out your light drones, suck them in and give them free lights. I would have really liked the BPHC spent 40K on giving out free lights, and free helmets than put up those horrible ads.

(thanks John for the heads up)


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4 Responses to “Convincing Cyclists To Use Lights”

  1. By Rich on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    This is why we’re pushing the message of “See and Be Seen”: http://www.abettercity.org/blog/?p=603

  2. By Aeronaute on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    While a white light in front is the law, the rear red light, sadly, is just a good idea in Massachusetts, which only requires a rear reflector, by law. When I’m driving a night, I’m frustrated by how many cyclists don’t have lights. As a cyclist, I want to see and give plenty of clearance to cyclists, but it’s almost impossible to see a cyclist in the rear or side mirrors if the don’t have a light, at night.

  3. By osric on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    It seems like an easy way to get folks to use lights would be to require integrated light kits (a la Hubway bikes) on all bikes sold here.

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