This is a safety initiative from the Associated Students of Stanford University, aka ASSU, which is the student government on campus. The Stanford Police Department really seems to be cracking down on people who ride their bikes at night without lights this year, so the student government arranged this light extravaganza with help from Stanford's Parking & Transportation Services.
Stanford P&TS also has a promotion now where you receive a $10 certificate to campus dining if somebody from P&TS spots you riding a bicycle while wearing a helmet.
Thank you to Jeremy W @ Stanford for this news and Jonathan Kass for the additional details. Jonathan is the Student Life, Housing, and Education Committee Chair of the undergraduate Senate at Stanford.
Other bicycle newsScott @ Civia Cycles has a cool idea: Bike Friendly Stickers to mark residences and other places that are friendly to cyclists. The inspiration occurred when Scott flatted without tools and walked until he found a co-worker at his home. The Civia Bike Friendly sticker can put put on your house or business to show passing cyclists that your place is an oasis where cyclists can get help with tools, repairs, a lift or a place to rest. Read here for ordering details.
The U.S. National Safe Routes to School Task Force will meet in Washington, DC on November 15 & 16, 2007. Public comment is scheduled for November 15 at 2:45 p.m.
Sue posted a bicycle haiku. Remember, if you post a bicycle haiku and I run across it, I'll link to it. NOTE: My blog reading lately has been way off, so to ensure I see your poetry in a timely manner you should link to Cyclelicious in a way that Technorati can find it. If you don't know what that means, you can also just leave a comment linking to your poetry.
REMEMBER TO POST YOUR OIL PRICE GUESS! You can't win if you don't guess a price. You only have a few more hours before I close the contest.
Photo by me. Neil bought his rusty Schwinn Suburban at a garage sale in Santa Cruz for $5. It's a rust bucket but the wheels seemed true, it cruised reasonably quietly and the 3 speed shifter and brakes all work! What a bargain!