Thanks to grants from The Community Cycling Center and ODOT, Shift volunteers (seen here assembling lights) installed 191 free headlights and tailights on bikes in Portland this past summer. The $1600 grant was matched with $629 in donations.
With a generous discount from Planet Bike, Shift gave away $6494 worth of lights. Here’s a quote from the man behind it all, Jeff Bernards:
“The lights helps keep a positive & safe image of cycling as a practical alternative to driving everywhere…Making cycling visible (with lights), will only encourage its acceptance by a greater part of the population.”
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