COMMUTING SAFELY DURING COVID-19: Single Occupancy Vehicle

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.

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.

Social Distance

When leaving your vehicle 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.

Consider A Change

Single occupancy vehicles provide many conveniences, but they also contribute to lower air quality, excessive pavement for parking accommodations and wear and tear on campus roads. Explore some of the other options below to see how you can mix up your commute, contribute to cleaner air for everyone ,and still stay COVID-19 safe.

Explore COVID-19 Safety For Other Transportation Options