Guide to Ensuring a Safe Commute

General Tips

•  Maintain 6 ft. social distancing
•  Wear a face covering when out in public
•  Use hand sanitizer immediately after commuting
•  Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when arriving at work or home
•  Avoid touching your face while you’re commuting
•  If you are sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick, avoid shared commute modes

Biking & Walking

•  Plan your route in advance with Commute.org’s STAR platform
•  Practice social distancing on paths and trails
•  Avoid touching public surfaces
•  Be prepared – bring appropriate weather gear and sanitizing products
•  Wear a face mask in case you unexpectedly need to take transit or another shared commute mode
•  Consider using a backpack or waterproof on-bike pack to carry your things more easily

Teleworking

•  Communicate regularly with your team
•  Keep a routine and establish regular work hours to maintain a work/home balance
•  Stay active – stand up, stretch, or go for a walk throughout the day
•  Stay adaptable – be kind to yourself and others during times of change
•  Check in with your employer about getting proper equipment (monitors, chairs, etc.) to make your work-from-home environment more sustainable long-term

Carpool & Vanpool

•  Reduce the size of your carpool  to 1 driver and 1 rider to leave more space between seats
•  Maintain appropriate physical distancing when entering and exiting the vehicle
•  Avoid touching surfaces as much as possible
•  All “poolers” should wear a mask while commuting
•   Keep the window next to you closed and the one across from you open, and turn off the air recirculation  to improve ventilation
•  Try to ride with the same people each day and avoid introducing new riders
•  Create digital message boards to coordinate carpooling and vanpooling with coworkers
•  Review our toolkit for carpooling during COVID-19

Public Transit

•  Pay attention to signage the agency  has posted
•  Maintain physical distancing on-board and while waiting to enter/exit
•  Try to skip a row between yourself and others
•  Use or obtain a Clipper Card for touchless payment
•  Be flexible – you may need to take a later bus or train to comply with social distancing
•  Take transit outside of peak hours, if possible

Micromobility

•  Plan your route in advance on STAR
•  Wear a face mask to protect yourself and others in passing
•  Use hand sanitizer or wipes to disinfect the scooter or bike prior to use, then disinfect it  when you’re done
•  Avoid touching surfaces – use touchless payment options if available

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