Being visible to other traffic is one of the most important ways bike-riders can help prevent collisions with vehicles.
To help make more bike-riders visible after dark, we launched the Lights On bike light giveaway program. Giving away bike lights is a direct and cost-effective way to improve safety for everyone on the road.
Our first light giveaway was in December 2006. Volunteers at various locations flagged down bike-riders without lights and installed lights on their bikes for free. The annual wintertime giveaway continued through 2011.
We have recently found some sponsors to help underwrite the purchase of more lights, so we can resume the giveaways and hold them more often. If you know of an area highly trafficked by cyclists, but is also dark, without much street lighting, let us know. We’re always looking for places to set up a Lights On light station.
Please contact us to learn more or help sponsor Lights On!