On the evening of June 4th, 2015 we distributed bicycle lights (front & back) to cyclists in Pomona who were riding without lights. These light distributions are part of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition’s Operation Firefly – you can find more information about the project here: http://la-bike.org/OperationFirefly
We’d like to thank the Rotary Club of Claremont who supplied the funds to purchase the lights, Jax Bicycle Center – Claremont who purchased the lights, and the volunteers who waved down cyclists, installed lights and surveyed the riders!
All the cyclists receiving lights were very appreciative and much more visible as they rode away. We, as a bicycle coalition, strive to make the streets safer for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers, and distributing lights is one of the most immediately effective and rewarding ways to keep folks safe.
If you’d like to help make the streets safer for cyclists, here are a few things you can do:
Ride a bike!
Studies have proven that more cyclists on the streets create a safer riding environment (more cyclists means fewer accidents) a phenomenon some call the “safety in numbers effect.”
We’re always looking for people to help at events, whether it’s distributing lights, educating cyclists or just helping at a booth.
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