Bike Safety Month has taken a new meaning under the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While many people stay at home and limit travel to essential services to reduce the rate of transmission, the nature of Bike Month changes.
During this time, safe transportation for essential workers bicycling for their work or commuting to work is even more important, in addition to those bicycling for safe transportation and exercise, especially in light of reports of increased speeds despite reduced auto vehicle traffic.
Go Human is using May as an opportunity to virtually highlight safety efforts. Go Human, alongside partners across the region and the state, will also recognize Bike Safety Week in September 2020, during the week of September 21, including Bike to Work Day on Tuesday, September 22.
Go Human has the following resources to support your traffic safety efforts for Bike Safety Month and every month.
Co-Branded Safety Messaging and Advertisements Opportunities
Jurisdictions, local agencies, non-profits and community-based organizations are invited to utilize and share Go Human’s tried and true safety messaging and materials. To support your agency’s safety efforts, SCAG will co-brand our safety materials with partner logos, for print or digital materials. Partners may request safety messaging on lawn signs, posters, banners, billboards, or whatever creative format is needed, like materials for A-frames for people streets. SCAG will print and deliver materials. Submit requests using the . These materials are useful reminders to drivers to slow down and watch for people walking and biking.
Go Human Safety Pledge
The SCAG Safety Pledge encourages local governments to commit to improving safety in your community. Your city can choose to participate in a variety of ways depending on the unique needs of your community. Anything from adopting a Vision Zero plan to implementing a safety campaign can help make a difference (consider using Go Human’s co-branded materials). By committing to this pledge today, your jurisdiction or organization will have even more access to SCAG’s Safety Resources.
Is your organization or agency facilitating Bike Month activities in May or September? Reach out to Go Human. We’d love to cross-promote any efforts, or support. Please contact Andrés Carrasquillo at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 630-1401 for more information.