ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – The city of Ann Arbor is expanding a bicycle light giveaway program in the wake of recent cycling deaths on city streets.

The Ann Arbor News reports the City Council voted Monday to allocate $1,000 for free bicycle lights. The move complements an initiative announced last week by the getDowntown Program to offer free bicycle lights and reflective gear to downtown employees.

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The City Council’s allocation expands the giveaway to make the lights available to residents who don’t work downtown.

Fifty-four-year-old Jeffrey Jurek was killed in a crash while riding a bicycle last week around 7 p.m. in Ann Arbor. Police said the bicycle had a reflector, but no headlight.

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Twenty-six-year-old Michael Curley was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the early morning of Oct. 28, and police said his bicycle also didn’t have a headlight.

 

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