With the return to Central Daylight Time, GetAbout Columbia is reminding bicyclists to use front facing lights and taillights to improve visibility.

GetAbout Columbia will be administrating bicycle light checkpoints from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and on Nov. 15, according to a news release from the organization. The checkpoints will be on the corner of Ninth Street and Cherry Street. This project is part of "Lighten Up Columbia," a bicycle safety awareness campaign. 

The goal of the checkpoint is to give bicyclists the opportunity to receive bicycle light sets for free. The sets include a front light, taillight and a flier with Missouri laws and Columbia traffic ordinances that are related to safe cycling, according to the release. 

GetAbout Columbia is funded by the Federal Highway Administration's Non-Motorized Transportation Program. The education and encouragement programs are conducted by the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, according to the release. 

GetAbout Columbia will also be passing out the bicycle light sets during regular business hours at the Columbia Parks and Recreation Office on 1 S. Seventh St. 

Supervising editor is Tyler Wornell.

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