Free bike lights, blinking wristbands available at music festival, Brighton city hall

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The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) is partnering with local governments to engage communities in safety education. SEMCOG’s Walk, Bike, Drive, Safe campaign provides safety tips as well as explanations of state laws, infrastructure, and signage.

As part of this campaign, SEMCOG is giving away free pedestrian and bike lights. Visit Brighton City Hall or find the Brighton 150th Anniversary tent at the Fine Art and Acoustic Music Festival on Aug. 4-6, to get a free bike light and/or blinking wristband! For more information and construction updates, visit

This campaign is getting underway as the City of Brighton prepares for delivery of new, enhanced pedestrian signs, in-ground crossing lights — which suffered from frequent outages and maintenance issues — are being removed along Main Street.

The City of Brighton’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will be removing the lights and temporarily filling the holes with asphalt. Once all lights are removed, DPW will fill the holes with cement to match the aesthetic of the street and crosswalk. The City of Brighton thanks you for your patience during this transition.

SEMCOG’s safe travel tips include:

• Obey all traffic laws, signs, and signals.

• Share the road with all users and stay alert.

• Don’t tailgate – keep safe distances while driving and passing.

• Don’t drive after consuming drugs or alcohol.

• Avoid distractions, including talking or texting on your phone, while driving, biking, or walking.

• Be safe. Be seen! Use lights and wear bright clothing when walking or biking.

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