Attention San Francisco cyclists: In a promotion that continues through December 15, SFMTA and SF Bicycle Coalition staff and volunteers will be distributing 2,000 FREE bike lights and bicycle safety materials at “Light up the Night” stations throughout the city. The event coincides with the end of Daylight Saving Time, when many people on bike unexpectedly find themselves commuting home in the dark.
Having bike lights isn’t just a good idea; it’s also the law. California law requires that riders use a white front light and rear red light (or reflector) at night, and that the lights are visible from 300-feet. The SFBC says this year’s lights are better and brighter than ever, with 5 LED lights on the front and multiple blinking settings on the back.
Trained SF Bicycle Coalition and SFMTA volunteers will install the front and rear lights, and distribute information about other bicycle safety rights and regulations.