I become an active part of the street scene, not just another anonymous bicyclist!
The brighter the sun, the brighter I am!
When I park the bicycle, I leave the helmet on the seat or rear rack. People can enjoy the stainless steel artwork while my bicycle is parked.
As more people here in Bellingham become aware of this lighting system (both during the day and the evening); as well as becoming aware of my colorful handmade clothing and lighted clear plastic rainwear; the bicycle will become associated with me in the minds of people here. A thief would find it nearly impossible to be anonymous with this bicycle.