Boy, it’s getting dark early these days! I’m still walking my three miles every morning, but lately I’ve been having to leave my sunglasses at home. And today, I needed to head out a little earlier since I had a busy day ahead. Whoa! Wake-up call - the days are definitely shorter!
If you’re like me and enjoy getting a walk or ride in early before your day gets started, now is definitely the time to put the sunglasses away and get out your hi vis gear. I pass several other walkers on my route and I’m amazed how little care is taken to be seen. I always make sure I have reflective clothing or hi vis gear when I’m out at dusk, dawn, or in the dark. And, yes, I agree with you, pedestrians shouldn’t have to go out of their way to be uber-visible; but Nebraska’s current climate for pedestrian and bicyclist safety requires us to be mindful of our vulnerability. Julie and I are working on making active transportation safer, but in the meantime, get out that hi vis gear and keep walking and pedaling!