Riding your bike and walking to school is more than great exercise, it’s an inexpensive way to commute and a wonderful family activity. By following a few simple guidelines, cycling and walking can be fun and safe for everyone.
COVID-19 Safer At Home Tips
Safer at home does not mean you can’t get out and walk or bike! Getting out of the house will help you mentally as well as physically. How do you stay safe when you’re out walking? Here are a few tips.
- Practice good physical distancing. Stay away from crowded locations whether they are designated for walking or not, and if you stop to chat, maintain 6 feet of separation from others.
- Walk in small groups with people and pets you know, or go out on your own.
- Don’t push traffic signal buttons with your fingers, wear a glove or use an elbow or even your knuckle.
- Wash your hands thoroughly when you get home, and leave your shoes by the door.
- Avoid touching your face when you are out.
- Be extra aware of your surroundings.
- Even with fewer cars, be sure to cross at corners and look 4 ways before crossing
- Be aware that there is less traffic and drivers are taking advantage and speeding.
- Be friendly and kind! We are all in this together.
The key to successful programs is providing sufficient education and encouragement programs and materials.
Below are 11 Steps to Safer Walking and Riding tips every parent should review with their kids. (click on the image below to download)
Before you use your feet
To cross the street
Be sure to stop and look and listen
And then repeat