Remote Resources for Educators, Parents and Caregivers
Walking and Biking: Route Ideas, Safety Resources, and Activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Remember, staying active is a great tool for keeping yourself and your family physically and mentally healthy, as you maintain a six-foot distance from people outside of your home and wear a face covering to keep everyone safe.
According to the Oregon Health Authority, you can still go for family walks and bike rides as long as you enforce social distancing rules, stay at least six feet away from those not in your household and wear a face covering (see safe use of parks/open space during COVID-19). Family walks and bike rides are great ways to stay active and de-stress during the COVID-19 quarantine. Below you will find resources for route planning, safety, and activities to do along the route.
Choosing Your Route
Whether planning a walk or a biking trip, Google Maps (see the walking and biking tabs) might be helpful. Look for low to medium volume streets with lower speeds and supportive infrastructure like stop signs, stop lights and overhead flashers. Or use the Beaverton School District preferred walking and biking routes map which uses the same criteria to highlight safe routes near each of our District schools. Try choosing the elementary, middle or high school nearest you and select a route. With less traffic on our streets, this is a great time to practice your student’s route to school!
Another fun destination for children to practice roadway safety skills is our new Traffic Safety Playgound! Created in partnership with Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District, this fun play space is a great way to learn and practice roadway safety!
Get moving with these tips and fun resources for your family! Whether you are finding new routes or looking for different activities, you can find it here.