Be Bright! Be Seen! event to be held Nov. 12 in the MU Quad


CORVALLIS, Ore. – In 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, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a special Be Bright! Be Seen! event.


Oregon State is committed to encouraging alternative forms of transportation to and from campus, but the area’s dark and often rainy fall and winter season make it difficult for bikers and pedestrians to be seen by other vehicles. The Be Bright! Be Seen! event is held each year to encourage the community to make themselves as visible as possible on their commute, by providing illuminated accessories as well as educational materials.


On the heels of daylight saving time, the event will feature a variety of illuminated giveaways, informational booths and the chance to get bicycles registered by Campus Public Safety. Additionally, a number of OSU, city and county organizations will be available to give out prizes and discuss a variety of alternative transportation programs for OSU students, staff and faculty, as well as the general public.


The Be Bright! Be Seen! public safety campaign is sponsored by University Relations and Marketing, Healthy Campus Initiatives, Corvallis Community Relations, University Housing and Dining Services, City of Corvallis Transportation Options Program, OSU Transportation Services and the OSU Sustainability Office. Partners include Peer Health Advocates, OSU Department of Public Safety, the Alternative Transportation Advisory Committee and ASOSU Safe Ride.


For more information, visit http://oregonstate.edu/main/be-bright

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