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City Hall wants to keep you in sight

The City of New Westminster is trying to keep pedestrians and cyclists safer as the days get shorter.

A limited number of high-visibility reflectors, in various shapes and sizes, are available free of charge at City Hall, the New Westminster police department and the public library on Sixth Avenue. The reflectors, which can be attached to clothing, backpacks or walkers, will help make pedestrians and cyclists more visible as the daylight hours dwindle.

“Professional-grade reflectors or reflective strips attached to your bag or clothing can mean the difference between being seen and being struck by a car,” said Antonia Reynolds, the city’s transport demand management coordinator.

Pedestrians and cyclists can also take better charge of their own safety by crossing streets at intersections, obeying traffic signals, making eye contact with other users of the road and by always assuming that drivers can’t see you.

 

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