Cyclists are being encouraged to Get Lit!
It’s a Cycle Toronto safety campaign aimed at getting more cyclists to attach lights and reflectors to their bikes, so that they can be seen at night.
The group will be handing out free bike lights at various locations around the city during the month of October, from 6:30 until 9pm:
· Tuesday October 4 at Art Gallery of Ontario, Beverly Street and Dundas St West
· Tuesday October 11 at Boulton Drive Parkette, Boulton Drive near Poplar Plains
· Tuesday October 18 at Castle Frank Subway Station
· Tuesday October 25 at Toronto Public Library, College Street and Shaw Street
“We want to encourage people to keep riding even as the light fades, but it’s really important that everyone does their bit to stay safe on the road. Lights help riders to see and be seen, and we want to be sure cyclists continue enjoying their ride while also staying safe.” – Cycle Toronto’s Executive Director Jared Kolb.
“Education is a key pillar of the City’s Road Safety Plan” “This fall’s Get Lit! Campaign gives cyclists the information and tools they need to stay safe, alert and visible on our streets as the days get shorter.” – Councillor Jaye Robinson, Chair of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.
The campaign is part of the Toronto’s Road Safety Plan, which was adopted this past July. The plan aims to reduce the number of traffic-related deaths and serious injuries over the next 5 years.