Riding a bicycle is a safe, convenient and economical way to get around during COVID-19

Please consider the following information when choosing cycling for your to commute to campus

Social Distance

When cycling always observe social distancing and stay aware of those around you. Keep at least 6 feet of distance between you and others to reduce COVID-19 transmission. Avoid following closely behind other cyclists moving in your direction, some studies recommend that cyclists stay up to 33 feet behind.

Wear A Mask

Always bring a mask with you on your commute. If your commute takes you through crowded areas, or narrow paths that may be difficult to stay distanced, wear your mask to reduce COVID-19 transmission. On hot days, consider bringing a second mask; masks soaked in perspiration can be difficult to breath in may become less effective.

Be Choosy

Be choosy and don’t risk close interactions with those are engaging in risky behavior like not wearing a mask in social situations or not observing social distancing. If you plan to ride with a friend or partner, make sure you discuss safe practices for COVID-19 transmission reduction and establish guidelines for interaction you are both comfortable with.

Touch Less

When you are in public places be mindful of the objects you touch and your interaction with public fixtures. Avoid touching other’s bikes while locking up and signal buttons when waiting at crosswalks if possible.

Plan Your Route

Think ahead and make choices that will reduce your exposure on your cycling commute. Choose a route with less crowded or narrow paths. Choose a time for your commute with lower foot traffic to further reduce your chances of COVID-19 transmission

Keep It Clean

Always wash your hands with soap and water before and after your commute. If you are unable to wash your hands, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.

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