EcoSuperior Seeks to Enhance Bicycle Safety

EcoSuperior will be handing out bike locks this month to enhance safety
EcoSuperior will be handing out bike locks this month to enhance safety

EcoSuperior will be handing out bike locks this month to enhance safety
EcoSuperior will be handing out bike locks this month to enhance safety

THUNDER BAY – There are growing numbers of cyclists who are not putting their bikes away once the snow hits the ground. To assist in increased safety and enhance visibility, EcoSuperior is going to be handing out free bicycle lights.

Free Lights for Cyclists

According to a U.S. federal study, 30 percent of all cycling fatalities occur between 4 and 8 p.m.  The City of Thunder Bay and EcoSuperior are hoping to make cycling safer in the evening hours by giving away free bicycle lights in a series of events over the next few weeks.

“Darkness comes early this time of year,” says Safe Cycling Thunder Bay coordinator Caroline Cox. “Visibility is a key factor in cycling safety, and we are hoping people will take advantage of these free lights to help stay safe.”

The lights come in a set of two, white for the front and red for the rear of the bike. They attach quickly and easily to the bike frame with no tools required and can be switched from steady to blinking mode.

Volunteers will be staffing the giveaway stations at the following locations and times:

Thursday, November 16, 5-7 pm May @ William

Monday, November 20, 5-7 pm Algoma @ MacIntyre

Tuesday, November 21, 5-7 pm Frederica @ Edward

Thursday, November 23, 5-7 pm Court @ Red River

Tuesday, November 28, 5-7 pm Simpson @ Ogden

Thursday, November 30, 5-7 pm Memorial @ John