Light the Night Web

As the sun continues to set earlier each night, lights are becoming increasingly important to cyclists’ safety.

The City of Tucson, Pima Association of Governments and Living Street Alliance are teaming up to provide lights for cyclists who don’t have them in their “Light the Night” event this evening.

“The most important thing this campaign can accomplish is raise awareness and remind people to light themselves up earlier,” Living Streets Alliance program manager Kylie Walzak said.

The group will setup at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Seventh Street starting at 5 p.m. and will continue passing out lights until they run out.

Walzak said the group picked the intersection because cyclists are using Sixth Avenue and Seventh Street to avoid Fourth Avenue.

Riding without a front light or rear reflector can result in a $184 fine and is dangerous.

“Lights at night are important to increase visibility and to give drivers and people riding bikes more time to react to each other and steer clear of one another on the roads we share,” Walzak said.

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