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Be Bright, Be Seen

Be Bright, Be Seen

Poster saying look out for bikes. Cyclists can be hard to see in the dark poster
look out for bikes

Autumn is upon us and you’ll have noticed it's already darker later in the mornings and earlier in the evenings. At this time each year we launch our Be Bright Be Seen campaign urging all road users to take more care while out on the roads in the dark.

We’d love to see more of you keep up walking and cycling throughout autumn and winter as they’re easy, healthy and sustainable ways to travel around the city. But make sure you know how to keep yourself and others safe and please look out for each other.


  • be aware of other road users - their ability to see you may be reduced
  • look out for each other when using the road space we share
  • make sure you can be seen by other road users

When walking:

  • make sure you can be seen - use reflective or bright accessories
  • use safe crossing points

When using a bicycle on roads:

  • it's the law to use front and rear lights and reflectors
  • we encourage you to use high visibility accessories 
  • remember that cycling is not allowed on pavements, unless blue circular shared use signs are displayed.

When driving:

  • look out for all road users
  • obey speed limits, take note of 20mph speed limits
  • give plenty of space to cyclists
  • make sure all your lights are working
  • clear windscreen and windows before starting your journey

Interested in running an event to spread this message in your workplace?  We can support you with this.  Contact Edinburgh Workplace Travel Planning team.