Bike safety, alternative transportation focus of this year’s OSU Be Bright! Be Seen! event

BeBrightCover-300x111In an effort to encourage bike and pedestrian safety on campus and around Corvallis, Oregon State University is inviting the public to the Memorial Union quad on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a special Be Bright! Be Seen! event.

Just in time for Daylight Saving Time on Nov. 3, the Be Bright! event will feature a variety of illuminated giveaways, educational materials, and the chance to get bicycles registered by Campus Public Safety. Additionally, a number of OSU, city and county organizations will be on-hand to give out prizes and discuss a variety of alternative transportation programs available for OSU students, staff and faculty, as well as the general public.

Bike lights, reflective gear and even some coveted illuminated umbrellas will be given away during the event.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 70 percent of pedestrian deaths occur at night, and three out of four occur in urban areas. Making yourself visible as a pedestrian or bicyclist can be a life or death issue.

The Be Bright! Be Seen! public safety campaign is sponsored by OSU and the city of Corvallis, and includes a variety of partners, including the OSU Student Sustainability Initiative, Campus Public Safety and the Alternative Transportation Advisory Committee.

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One Response to “Bike safety, alternative transportation focus of this year’s OSU Be Bright! Be Seen! event”

  1. This is great, especially for international students whom at times are unaware of the safety rules of nick riding.

    In addition to such a great event, OSU should also consider the necessary steps to minimize / eliminate bike theft on campus. It also time to consider additional available options to offer secure, safe, accessible bike parking on campus for Students, Faculty, Visitors and beyond.