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Nearly five children are hit by people driving every day in Illinois while walking or biking within one block of a school.

Stay visible while biking

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With daylight waning during our commutes, it’s time to be thinking more about visibility while biking. 

And the time change this Sunday won't do us any favors. With the end of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, the sun will be setting an hour earlier. 

We strongly recommend people biking at night use lights to make themselves visible: A white light in front and red light in back. 

To help spread the word about staying visible while biking, Active Trans and Greenline Wheels have been conducting an education and outreach campaign focused on bike lights. We’ve been bringing the message to students and commuters in Oak Park. 

We recently hosted a bike light giveaway at Oak Park-River Forest High School in which we distributed 250 lights to the students, and many of the lights we installed that day. 

For many students, it’s dark on the way to school and — if they attend afterschool club meetings or sports practice — it's dark on the the way home, too. 

Commuters face similar timing and a lack of daylight during the morning and evening commutes. 

We recently tagged 200 bikes at the local train stations to increase awareness about the importance of using a light. 

For a little extra motivation on the need for using lights at night, check out this Active Trans video. 

 

 

Want more tips about safe and smart biking? Want to see more of our videos?

For more information about our educational efforts, email Jalal Williams at jalal.williams@activetrans.org