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London's public bicycle sharing scheme Santander Cycles to be fitted with Blaze Laserlights to improve safety

22 December 2015

Santander brings 'Light to the Dark Side' with the installation of Laserlights following a successful trial with 90% of funding for the safety lights provided by Santander UK.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, Transport for London (TfL), and Santander UK announced on December 21st that all 11,500 Santander Cycles will be fitted with Blaze Laserlights over time from early 2016.

After a successful trial with overwhelmingly positive feedback and strong independent test results, the lights will provide a bigger, brighter presence on the road and early warning of a cyclist's proximity.

The project is largely funded by Santander UK as part of the partnership with TfL.

The Blaze Laserlight projects the symbol of a bicycle shape six metres in front of the cycle, onto the ground, giving the cyclist a larger footprint on the road.

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Source: Transport for London Press Release



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The next Bikesharing working group meeting will take place in Brussels on February 17-18, 2016.

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