It’s back to getting dark at 4:30pm, so Bicycle Coalition staff, volunteers and partners hit the streets for our Annual Bike Light Giveaway last night in North and South Philly. Between our locations at 11th and Washington, 13th and Cecil B. Moore and 29th and Girard, we were able to hand out 700 pairs of lights to make their rides safer!
Thanks to our volunteers, partners Juntos on Washington Ave. and Representative Donna Bullock‘s staff on Girard Ave. for your support handing out lights and getting the word out! Thank you to Council President Darrell Clarke’s and the Philadelphia Activities Fund and PECO for continuing to support our Annual Bike Light Giveaway and allowing us to provide these necessary tools to our fellow cyclists, regardless of their ability to pay.
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 an overstatement to say that lights go a long way in keeping people safe and preventing crashes.