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, 22nd and Washington, 13th and Cecil B. Moore and 29th and Girard, we were able to hand out over 600 pairs of lights in just three hours (the second most we’ve ever distributed, after our gargantuan effort last year).
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 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.