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Cyclists encouraged to Be Bright, Be Seen, Be Safe

Published:24 October, 2018

Cycle safety event

'Be bright, be safe, be seen' is the message for cyclists at the start of a winter cycling safety campaign.

In support of the campaign, Glasgow City Council and Police Scotland have teamed up to pass on vital safety advice to cyclists at a series of pop-up events around the city.

Members of the council's Cycle Development Team will first pitch their Road Safety gazebo at the corner of Duke Street and High Street between 8am and 10am on Thursday, October 25.

They will be focused on improving the visibility of cyclists and also encouraging a respectful relationship between all road users. At the same time, Police will target motorists, reminding them of their responsibility to observe advanced stop lines at junctions.

Community Police will also provide bike marking to help their security and the Bike for Good group will provide a Doctor Bike clinic for anyone who wants to have their bikes checked. A number of bike lights, hi-viz vests and other reflective accessories will also be given out.

Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, fully backs the campaign.

She said: "Keeping safe on the roads is a constant concern for people who cycle. The 'Be bright, Be Seen, Be Safe' campaign highlights a simple but vital message for people who use a bike to get around.

"With the long winter nights fast approaching, our cycle development officers are getting out on to the streets to pass on invaluable advice that will help make it safer to cycle. The pop-up events will be a great opportunity for people who cycle to learn more about safety and also get their bike in good shape for months ahead."

The Be Bright, Be Seen, Be Safe campaign will also be at:

- Byres Road/Highburgh Road on November 1, 8am -10am

- Gorbals Street/Norfolk Street on November 8, 8am-10am

- Opposite the Clutha Bar on Clyde Street on November 12, 4pm-6pm

- Glasgow Green at the new cycling counter on November 16, 4pm-6pm.

Published:24 October, 2018

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