Operation Firefly Takes Off with First Light Distribution

November 8, 2012

Thanks to the great work of eight “Team Firefly” volunteers and several LACBC staff members, the first light distribution of Operation Firefly was conducted on Wednesday November 7 on 7th Street at MacArthur Park. Team Firefly gave out roughly fifty sets of front and rear lights in less than two hours.  Team Firefly gathered at sunset and lights were given only to bicyclists who were riding without them.

Volunteers installed the lights on recipients’ bikes, showed them how to remove the lights to prevent theft, and handed out spoke cards in English and Spanish with information and safety tips for night time riding. Each light recipient was also asked survey questions to help us understand more about people riding without lights and to document Operation Firefly’s accomplishments. We’ll be sharing this information in the future. More photos of the street distribution are on our Facebook page.

LACBC will be organizing more street distributions in the coming weeks and months. It all depends on our supply of lights. Stay tuned!

You can support Operation Firefly by making a donation or purchasing a set of lights. For every set of lights we sell, we can give away another set. Go here for details.

If you’d like to volunteer for Team Firefly, please contact the LACBC volunteer coordinator, Martin Lopez-Iu at martin@la-bike.org