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Bike bright through winter’s darkness

Published: 19 May 2017

With winter officially starting on 1 June, and the days getting ever shorter, now is a good time to check that your bicycle lights are up to standard.

In December 2016, a rule change from NZTA came into place stating that bike lights must now be visible from 200 metres and be used from sunset to dawn.

So remember – check your batteries are working or your lights are charged and keep biking bright whatever the weather.

Find out more about using the correct bike lights, plus more tips for cycling in winter, in Auckland Transport’s helpful post.

Go on, get glowing 

The second annual Project Glow Wear is now underway – the reflective design competition all about illuminating people on bike and foot.

The competition challenges designers and creatives from around the country to create a new garment or accessory that illuminates people on foot and bike, making them stand out in low-light conditions. 

All New Zealanders over the age of 15 are invited to enter, and a $10,000 prize pool is up for grabs across 13 categories, including a young designer award. 

The winner of the Arrow Award will have their piece manufactured by the winning designer during a two-month paid internship.

Entries close 6 July and runway shows in Wellington and Auckland will be in August. Find out how to enter