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Get a Free Bike Light Through the Lighten Up Boulder Safety Campaign

Using lights while riding a bike at night not only increases visibility and safety, but it’s also the law

As fall sets in and there is less daylight, the City of Boulder, the University of Colorado Boulder, Cyclists 4 Community (C4C) and Community Cycles are gearing up for the annual Lighten Up Boulder bicycle safety campaign to encourage the use of bike lights when riding during the day and at night. 

Community members can pick up free bike lights and talk to bike ambassadors about cycling safely at any of the times and locations listed below. If you are unable to attend the bike light giveaway events, you can stop by Community Cycles (2805 Wilderness Place #1000) or City of Boulder offices (1101 Arapahoe Ave. 2nd floor) to claim your lights.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
Full Cycle Bike Shop
1795 Pearl St.
5 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
Boulder Creek Path and 9th Street
4 to 6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Broadway and Euclid Underpass
4 to 6 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Goose Creek Path and 30th Street
4 to 6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Rayback Collective
4 to 6 p.m.

Using lights while riding a bike at night not only increases visibility and safety, but it’s also the law. Boulder Revised Code requires all cyclists traveling between dusk and dawn to equip their bikes with both a mounted white light on the front and a red reflector on the back (B.R.C. 7-5-11: Bicycle Headlight and Reflector Required). Having lights on at all times of the day and wearing bright or reflective clothing also help make cyclists visible and increase safety for everyone on the streets and paths.

For more information about the Lighten Up Boulder campaign, visit: https://bouldercolorado.gov/transportation/lighten-up-boulder-safety-campaign

Published: Nov. 1, 2017

Media Contacts:
Gretchen King, Public Works, 303-441-3005
bouldercolorado.gov/transportation/lighten-up-boulder-safety-campaign

 

 

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