Cargo bikes are becoming the most economically efficient method of delivery for most parcels and packages in a congested city. Although this technique of biking is tremendously effective, there are some inherent risks that come along with the activity. Riding at night is a without question one of the most unsafe times to ride, but if you follow some simple guidelines you can be assured that delivery of your parcel will be on time and free of harm.
The first rule of biking at night is simple: The more lights, the better. Every cargo bike should be illuminated with at minimum six reflectors and at least five bright lights. The best way to remain safe is to be seen, and to make drivers and pedestrians aware that you are using the roadway. There is a great deal of reasonably priced safety equipment that will help too illuminate you in the darkest of conditions. In many areas, city transportation departments regulate lights on bikes.
In most major cities, cargo bike riders are mandated to visibly display a red, flashing light on the tail of their bike. This makes it easier for motorist to view bikes on the road at night.