Photo: Donna Alberico for The New York Times: CATEYE UNO and TL-LD610
The Times consults with a bike courier about the design and effectiveness of various bike lights. They note that there has been a 35% increase in the number of commuter cyclists in New York in the last two years, and a concomitant increase in the number of accidents. The scary part is that 45% of fatal accidents happen during low light hours.
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"It's great that the number of cyclists in New York City has doubled over the past six years," Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said. "Since we have more riders on the street, it's even more important that they share the roads, stay safe and be seen."
See slideshow at the New York Times
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