About a year ago I purchased a new, screaming-yellow , Pearl Izumi wind jacket to replace the old one I'd used for so long. When bicycling, it helped to keep the chill off during the cooler hours of the day or during the early and latter part of the season. It also helped to provide extra visibility of me to motorists.
During the past year, I also began wearing it at various other times when off the bike. While walking some of the MUPs in the city I live in, I wear my jacket when the the wind comes off the sea. I also use it for its visibility to approaching runners or bicyclists. As a person with a visual impairment, it also has helped at times as a pedestrian crossing streets on dark, overcast days. Motorists seemed to pay more attention and stop. Perhaps I looked dorky wearing the jacket but I don't care.
I thought I was the only one who wore such a hi-viz jacket while off the bike. But lately I've noticed many other people (other than bicyclists) wearing them while walking the MUP's, out shopping for groceries, and other places around town.
Is wearing hi-vis off the bike a continuing trend? Discuss.