In an attempt to bring some joy (and more importantly safety) to our new reality that is midnight level darkness at 4:30pm, Bicycle Coalition staff and volunteers participated in our Annual Bike Light Giveaway last night in North and South Philly. Between our locations at 12th and Washington and 3rd and Spring Garden, we were able to hand out over 250 pairs of lights in just two hours.
Safe cycling is a right, not a privilege, which in part means that everyone should have access to the equipment they need to navigate our streets free of harm. It’s not overstating the fact to say that lights go a long way in keeping people safe and preventing crashes. Thank you to Councilman Squilla, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, and PECO for allowing us to provide these necessary tools to our fellow cyclists, regardless of their ability to pay.