Personal Cool Tips
As temperatures begin to climb, the City of Phoenix Public Transit Department is reminding its passengers to keep their “Personal Cool” to stay safe and healthy during the summer months.
Tips for transit users to stay safe:
Cover Up: Protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays by your choice of clothing or by using a sunscreen lotion. Make sure babies in strollers are well shaded from the sun; they are less able to move out of the sun's direct rays.
Carry Portable Shade: Small umbrellas are easy to carry and create shade for you and your children. There is a variety of hats to cover your head to help protect you from the sun.
Carry Water: Prevent heat exhaustion by drinking lots of water throughout the day and making sure children do the same. Take water along for the walk, the wait, and for travel on the bus. You can take plastic drink containers with a hard plastic lid (such as water bottles) on the bus.
Limit Direct Sun Exposure During Midday: Prolonged exposure to the sun's UV rays from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. can be harmful to your skin. If you must be out during this time, shade yourself with an umbrella, hat and the right clothing.
Cut the Wait: There is usually more than one way to reach your destination.
Know Your Bus Departure Time: Arrive at your bus stop about five minutes before the bus is scheduled to leave.
Personal Cool Tips flyer
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- Check out the city of Phoenix Summer Heat Safety campaign for more tips and resources.
- Personal Cool campaign supports the FitPHX program. Find out more about Phoenix' health initiative by visiting