If you look far enough back on this blog you'll find a lot of jabbering about the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory board (of which I'm now a member). At some point a little group got started within BPAC that wanted to get a free light program together. I got a few grants ($1500) from local Neighborhood Advisory Boards and NDOT kicked in about $3000! Well after much bureaucracy with NDOT we finally got the purchase to go through with Planet Bike.
So, on this, the shortest day of the year we officially have the lights in hand (and free helmets) to begin the program. Not bad for something that started last summer! Anyway, they are similar to what you see below. I'm going to try to grab a few sets today from the office and dole them out over the holidays. There will also be upcoming distribution days and locations listed here and hopefully advertised in the local media. So keep an eye out if you need a set of lights!