Given the COVID-19 pandemic, Bike Fort Collins was not able to deliver Safe Routes to School programming this past spring as it traditionally has. In fact, the only school we were able to deliver programming was Riffenburgh Elementary School, before schools and the community were restricted to staying-at-home and remote learning.

In response to this, Bike Fort Collins and the City of Fort Collins pivoted the programming model and used the semester to develop a series of videos featuring many of the topics that are typically taught as part of the Fort Collins Safe Routes to School curriculum. Our Safe Routes to School Instructors filmed the videos at their homes or in local parks. In some instances they had the assistance of family members in order to stay in compliance with good social distancing practices. The videos were then edited by the city into their final versions. Note: the series is still a work-in-progress as we weren’t able to produce videos for every curriculum topic at each school level.

Elementary School Videos

Here are the videos created for Elementary School students:

“Why We Walk and Bicycle”

“Never Dart into the Street”

“Stay Safe in Parking Lots and Crosswalks”

“Best Practices for Walking to School”

“Me Check and Helmet Check”

“Common Bicycle Crashes”

“How to Lock Your Bike”

Middle School and High School Videos

Here are the videos created for Middle and High School students:

“Why We Walk and Bicycle”

“Me Check”

“Common Bicycle Crashes”

“How to Lock Your Bike”

Visit the program page on our website for additional information on the Fort Collins Safe Routes to School program. These videos and other resources are also accessible via the city’s website here.