In an effort to keep cyclists safe and splat-free during our post-daylight savings months, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will hand out free bike lights starting tonight until December 13.
"With 71% more people biking in San Francisco today than five years ago, it’s clear that bicycling is booming in San Francisco. We’re thrilled to see bike lanes across the city filled with moms biking with kids, business people biking to work and older people commuting around town," said Leah Shahum, Executive Director of the 12,000-member San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. "The 'Light up the Night' campaign is a great way to ensure that all of these new and experienced bicycle commuters are safe and visible during the darkest time of the year."
Free bike light stations will be up from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. throughout the city. Where? Not sure, exactly. According to SFBC, "In an effort to ensure the lights go to those who truly need them, locations of 'Light up the Night' stations will be kept secret. "
So, you know, good luck, dark riders. May you find the light.