The BTA considers bicycle lights a social must-have. It’s hard to share the road with people you can’t see. Oregon state law requires a front white light and a red rear light or reflector. Common courtesy requires front and rear lights.
In the BTA’s new Public Service Announcement, “Wm. Steven Humphrey’s Strategies for Getting Around Without Bike Lights (or Pants),” the all-too-common gaffe of forgetting one’s bike lights is compared to the unthinkable: going to work without clothes. Riding a bike at night without lights should be unthinkable, too.
This video would not have been possible without Mr. Humphrey, The Portland Mercury’s editor, who was willing to run around his office half naked, and The Portland Mercury’s staff, who was willing to put up with it.