Be Bright, LBI! Increasing Visibility After Dark on Long Beach Island

Be Bright, LBI!

Welcome to Long Beach Island! You are sure to find a plethora of exciting nighttime activities on our little island, all summer long! The Be Bright Campaign, organized by the LBI Chamber of Commerce, is here to help you become more visible when traveling by bicycle or on foot after dark on LBI. Scroll on to see where you can find lighted or reflective accessories right here on LBI, what the NJ laws are regarding pedestrians and bicyclists, who our amazing sponsors are, and how to score a free lighted wristband this summer!

 

Where You Can Find Night Safety Items on LBI

 

Lighted or Reflective Vests

Lighted Vests

Surf Buggy – 414 N. Long Beach Blvd, Surf City and 1501 Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven

Reflective Vests

Walters Bicycles – 418 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom

Acme Beach & Bike – 2 East 27th Street, Beach Haven Gardens and 8401 Long Beach Blvd, Brighton Beach

Surf Buggy – 414 N. Long Beach Blvd, Surf City and 1501 Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven

Chick’s LBI Shop – 830 N. Bay Ave, Beach Haven

 

Lighted Pet Accessories (Lighted Leashes/Collars)

Acme Beach & Bike – 2 East 27th Street, Beach Haven Gardens and 8401 Long Beach Blvd, Brighton Beach

Kitty Hawk Kites – 701 Broadway, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006

 

Bike Wheel Spoke Lights

Walters Bicycles – 418 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom

Acme Beach & Bike – 2 East 27th Street, Beach Haven Gardens and 8401 Long Beach Blvd, Brighton Beach

Surf Buggy – 414 N. Long Beach Blvd, Surf City and 1501 Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven

Shore Brake Cyclery – 3801 Long Beach Blvd, Brant Beach

 

Front and Rear Bicycle Lights

Walters Bicycles – 418 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom

Acme Beach & Bike – 2 East 27th Street, Beach Haven Gardens and 8401 Long Beach Blvd, Brighton Beach

Surf Buggy – 414 N. Long Beach Blvd, Surf City and 1501 Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven

Surf City 5 and 10 – 411 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City

Shore Brake Cyclery – 3801 Long Beach Blvd, Brant Beach

 

Reflective Wrist/Ankle Bands

Walters Bicycles – 418 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom

Acme Beach & Bike – 2 East 27th Street, Beach Haven Gardens and 8401 Long Beach Blvd, Brighton Beach

Surf Buggy – 414 N. Long Beach Blvd, Surf City and 1501 Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven

Chick’s LBI Shop – 830 N. Bay Ave, Beach Haven

 

Safety Flag Reflectors

Walters Bicycles – 418 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom

Surf Buggy – 414 N. Long Beach Blvd, Surf City and 1501 Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven

 

Know the Rules of The Road!

Bicyclists must ride in the same direction as cars. Bicyclists must obey stop signs and stop lights. Bicyclists must yield to pedestrians. If you are under 17, you are required to wear a helmet when riding a bike (or roller-blading or skateboarding, etc).

If a bicyclist has dismounted their bike and is walking (with their bike), they are then considered a pedestrian. Pedestrians should walk in the direction facing traffic so that they can see cars and bicycles coming. Pedestrians, you still have to be alert whenever you’re crossing the street. You must look both ways and use good judgement before stepping off of a curb to cross. If you’re a pedestrian crossing at an intersection where traffic is being regulated by a traffic light, drivers are not required to stop to let a pedestrian start crossing if a traffic signal is telling them to “go.” Pedestrians also must yield the right of way to vehicles IF they’re trying to cross AND they’re not in a marked crosswalk or at a street corner (these are considered unmarked crosswalks).

Drivers must stop for pedestrians in crosswalks and at street corners. Make it a habit to check street corners when driving, especially when making a turn.

As you can see, this is a team effort that requires alertness, good judgment, and patience from all parties involved. 

For full NJ Laws on this topic please visit the following websites:

NJ Bike Laws & Tips

NJ Pedestrian Laws & Tips

 

Our Incredible Project Sponsors

We would like to thank the following community organizations for their sponsorship of this grassroots effort:

Fraternal Order of Police LBI Lodge #5

Joint Council of Taxpayer Associations of LBI

Beach Haven Taxpayers Association 

Brant Beach Homeowners Association 

Holgate Taxpayers Association 

Loveladies Property Owners Association

Long Beach Township PBA Local #373

Long Beach Island PBA Local #175

 

Score a Free Wristband!

With donations from our generous sponsors (above), we were able to purchase some fun, lighted wristbands to distribute on LBI! We hope that these lighted accessories will help some LBI walkers and bikers increase their visibility at night. We will be popping up at a few events this summer to give away these wristbands for free!

Upcoming Dates:

On July 11th, you can score a free lighted wristband at our table in front of How You Brewin in Barnegat Light during the Viking Village Art & Craft Show from 10am to 12pm!

Stay tuned on this page (updated frequently) and our social media pages @WelcomeToLBI for more dates and locations!

 

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