The 'Be Bright, Be Seen' initiative focuses on the importance of being seen during the hours of darkness. The most common cause of injuries to cyclists in Portsmouth is due to drivers not seeing the cyclist. To help overcome this, our road safety and active travel team run a number of Be Bright operations.
Working with Hampshire Police, cyclists without lights are stopped and offered education and guidance by a road safety officer. They are given the opportunity to avoid a fine (£50) if they purchase and install lights within 28 days. Those without lights receive a temporary set of lights to get them home safely.
Watch this video produced by British Cycling giving tips for cyclists on how to make themselves visible on the roads.
The council works hard to educate both cyclists and drivers on this issue and has various cycle products for sale at low or cost prices - the range of products and prices is detailed in the list available from the documents section below.
To order items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 023 9283 4092 - you'll need to pay and collect at the cashiers in the Civic Offices main reception, which also enables you to check that products fit before you buy.