In response to the letter, "Free bike lights are an outrage," printed Dec. 8, I was shocked to see how little some members of our community are aware of how our college students and workforce are commuting on a daily basis. Not everyone wants to climb onto their cold bicycle in the middle of the night in subzero temperatures after a long shift at work, but they do it.
Thank you, Missoula in Motion, for promoting safety on Missoula's roadways. What a great way to commemorate the 2014 Parade of Lights! The "free" bicycle lights are useful and promote a safer community for both bicyclists and automobile operators.