LIGHTEN UP

It’s that time of the year again… The temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter.

Often that means riding home after dark. And while the cooler weather and darker evenings might mean rugging up, it’s certainly no reason to ditch the bike.

As long as you remain visible with bike lights, you’re good to go.

Besides being common sense, lights on bikes when riding at night is also a legal requirement. Riders must have a white light at the front and a red light at the rear.

Reflective clothing, backpack covers, strips and sashes are also good to consider.

If you’re riding on a shared path, consider angling your front light downward so you don’t blind approaching pedestrians.

Our Share the Path team will be out-and-about at various locations across the inner city over the darker months giving away lights to people who need them. These are supplementary lights and should not be your only bike lights.