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Bike Racks on Buses

All Sarnia Transit buses are equipped with a bike rack. Each bike rack can hold two conventional bicycles. There is no extra fare to use the bike rack.

Bike racks encourage environmentally-friendly, active transportation that combines the love of cycling and the convenience of Sarnia Transit service. They are great for commuters who wish to use their bicycles as part of their commute. They also open up opportunities to explore new areas of the City or bike on a trail outside of your neighbourhood. Visit the www.bikefriendlylambton.com for more information about cycling routes and trails in Sarnia.

Before you board, please remember:

  1. Customers are responsible for loading, securing and unloading their bicycles. All customers use the bike racks at their own risk and Sarnia Transit assumes no liability for lost or damaged bicycles.

  2. For your safety, make sure the bus has come to a complete stop before stepping in front of the bus. Load and unload your bicycle from the curb side of the bus.

  3. Bike racks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. In the event that a bike rack is full or inoperable and at the driver’s sole discretion, a bicycle may be transported onboard the bus. The comfort or safety of other customers must not be compromised and the bicycle cannot block the aisle.

  4. Only two-wheeled conventional bicycles, with wheels at least 41 cm (16 inches) in diameter are allowed on bike racks. If your bicycle does not fit on the rack, you must find alternative ways to travel.

  5. A driver may refuse access to cyclist due to unsafe conditions or if your bicycle has any items on it that could block the driver’s vision.
    Bicycles are not to be locked or chained to the bike rack or bus.

How to use our bike racks

Using the bikes rack is very easy. Just follow these steps:

Loading a bicycle:

- While you are waiting for your bus, remove or secure any loose items on your bicycle such as a water bottle or bike lock.
- Squeeze the handle at the top of the bike rack to release the latch then fold down the bike rack.
- Lift your bicycle onto the bike rack, fitting the tires into the wheel slots. Each slot is labelled for front and rear wheels.
- Pull the support arm out and up over the top of your front tire to secure your bicycle in place.
- Board the bus. Keep sight of your bicycle during your trip.

Unloading a bicycle:

- Tell the driver you will be unloading your bicycle, then exit from the front door.
- Pull the support arm out and down over the tire to release it.
- Lift your bicycle out of the bike rack.
- Squeeze handle to release the latch and fold up the bike rack to the locked position if no one else is using it.
- Carry your bicycle off the roadway to the sidewalk. Signal to the driver that you are clear of the bus.

If the bike rack is full, it may be possible to bring your bike on board at the back of the bus depending on how full the bus is at the discretion of the operator.


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This page was reviewed or revised on Monday, February 10, 2014 1:05 PM

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