FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 6, 2016
With the end of daylight saving time just around the corner, the City is encouraging residents to be safe when out and about after dark. Kansas City’s Public Works department is leading the “Glow Before You Go” campaign to remind pedestrians and bicyclists that they must be seen to be safe.
“We want people to know they should take safety measures to be visible as the days are getting shorter, and we’ll be handing out lights to help people stay light and bright when running, walking, or cycling at night,” says Public Works Active Transportation Coordinator Deb Ridgway.
‘Glow Before You Go’ will visit First Fridays in the Crossroads Art District on Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. A booth with safety information and giveaways will be set up at Keller Williams Skyline Reality, 1724 S. Main St., and the Art and Bike Clubhouse at 512 E. 18th St. Roving cyclists, including KCPD Downtown Bike Patrol officers, will also distribute safety lights.
According to the Mid-America Regional Council, motorist vs. cyclist and motorist vs. pedestrian crashes are most likely to occur after dusk and are most common at intersections.
To learn more about ‘Glow Before You Go’ and for additional tips on how to stay safe when traveling at night, visit www.kcmo.gov/glow.
For more information, contact Beth Breitenstein at 816-513-2612 or Beth.Breitenstein@kcmo.org.