Be Safe and Be Seen this winter

Cyclists are being reminded to be safe and to be seen on the streets of Edinburgh this winter.

The clocks go back by one hour this weekend, meaning that darkness will fall earlier in the evening, so cyclists of all ages should make sure that they are wearing appropriate high visibility clothing and that bike lights are working properly.

Drivers are also being urged to take extra care and to look out for cyclists, particularly when they are turning right at junctions.

Councillor Jim Orr, Transport Vice Convener, said: "With the nights drawing in as we head towards winter, it is imperative that cyclists make sure that they can be seen by drivers and pedestrians. Both bikes and cyclists should be kitted out with the relevant equipment, such as reflective jackets and working lights.
"Cycling is a fantastic, sustainable and fun way to get around Edinburgh, but please make sure that you are safe and can be seen."

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