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Lighten Up, Raleigh

Stay visible while traveling in the dark

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Safety Tips Claim a FREE Bike Light or Flashlight

The days are getting shorter, Raleigh. Stay safe and stay seen in the darker mornings and evenings. 

"Lighten Up, Raleigh" is an annual safety campaign brought to you by Commute Smart Raleigh. Move safely in the dark by following these safety tips.

Safety Tips

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Walking, Running or Waiting for a Bus

For those walking, going for a run or just grabbing a bite to eat, carry a flashlight or wear a light or reflective gear. You'll be more visible to drivers and other people around you.

Waiting for the bus? Wearing reflective clothing or using a flashlight is an easy way to make sure your driver sees you waiting at your stop. A cellphone flashlight is a great way to make sure you're more visible.

Back of bicycle with a red light attached

Riding a Bicycle

For bicyclists riding after dark, NC law (GS 20-129 (e)) requires:

  1. a front light visible from at least 300 feet in front of the bicycle, and 
  2. a red light on the back of the bicycle or reflective clothing visible from 300 feet behind

Claim a FREE Bike Light or Flashlight

Lighten Up, Raleigh! Beginning in November, you can visit the GoRaleigh Station ticket booth Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to claim a FREE bike light or flashlight (while supplies last).

GoRaleigh Station
214 S. Blount St
Raleigh, NC 27601

Lighten Up, Raleigh

When Daylight Saving Time ends, most people's commutes to and from work get a lot darker. At the City of Raleigh, we want to help you be seen while riding your bike, walking or waiting for the bus!



Mason Chamblee
Commute Smart Consultant

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