Letter: Cyclists should strive to be seen

EDITOR:

I read with interest the letter from Tana Brown about bicycles and vehicles sharing the same road space. If they are to share the same space, then the bicycle riders at night should have lights in the front and in the back of their bicycles as we are required to do on our vehicles.

Last night was a perfect example of what I see a lot on Prescott streets after dark. Last night it was 11:30 p.m. and the rider only had a reflector on the back that must have been dirty as it really wasn't visible until I was very close and he had no light on the front and no helmet. This is a very common thing and really very nerve-wracking to come upon a dark bicycle like this.

I see a lot of riders like this on Park Avenue, Miller Valley Road, and Iron Springs later at night. Aren't there some state or city laws that relate to good lighting on bicycles? Some have lights that bounce around and this is distracting but at least they are visible. I am surprised that there aren't more bicycle and vehicle wrecks.

Rosalie Burns

Prescott