Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 29th, 2010 at 9:43 am
TriMet announced today that they'll hold an event in Pioneer Courthouse Square next week to promote safety around transit. The "Be Safe and Be Seen" event will feature a fashion show of reflective clothing and a contest for the most well-lit bicycle.
The event will also offer free bike tune-ups from Bike Gallery and a ride through the city by a professional bike safety instructor from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. After the ride, TriMet safety experts will be on hand to answer questions.
Along with the event announcement, TriMet offered the following visibility tips for riding near transit in the winter months:
- Wear bright-colored clothing and/or reflective gear.
- When riding a bike at night, be seen. Visibility is important when you're riding around buses or trains.
- Always use a front white light and a rear red light at night, at dusk and at dawn.
In the mood for more tips on how to bike safely around buses? Check out this Q & A published a few days ago on Publicola from a bike-riding bus driver.
Be Seen Be Safe - TriMet Safety Event
Pioneer Courthouse Square
November 5th (Friday) from 5–7 p.m.