Updated - October 2020
This blogpost has been updated in the light of the new upswing of COVID cases all over Europe and elsewhere. The edits reflect the new reality bike commuters face, especially in bigger cities. We sincerely want you to stay healthy and what better way to do that than commuting to work by bike. Safely!
Recently the European Parliament issued a memo urging employees to avoid public transport.“Walk or bike or, as a last resort, use your private car,”Kristian Knudsen, the director-general for personnel, wrote. “The risk of transmission of Covid-19 in public transport is much too high.”
Mass transit systems like trains, metros, and buses are riskier choices for commuting and pose a greater threat of catching a virus because it is next to impossible to avoid the large crowds. One is vulnerable if an infected fellow passenger sneezes or coughs inside compact bogies, stations, buses, and check-in counters. Using common utility facilities like ticketing machines, holding safety handles, pressing lift buttons, arms rests, etc. can be carriers of the virus if it was previously used by an infected person.
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A lot of us are commuting to work every day. Some with the subway, bus, and train, some walk but a growing number of people use their bikes. If you have been commuting by bike for years and years then some of the following tips might be common sense for you. For the rest of us, yes, us :-), read, and perhaps learn a thing or two.
It’s important to feel safe when cycling. While it might seem an easy thing, trust me it’s not. Just getting on the bike and heading out can sometimes be difficult, but it’s great if you are prepared and make sure the dangerous things are avoided. After all, a big part of any commuters journey is shared with cars. And Trucks.
Any commuter’s dream is a quiet street or lane with enough width to be able to accommodate cyclists in both directions and ample room for overtaking. This is not always the case so here are some tips and tricks to make your commuting by bike safer, easier, and more enjoyable.
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