This doesn’t happen to me as much as it used to, thanks to Community Transit’s policy to allow bikes inside the bus if it is not too crowded. In the past week I have had my bike both inside and outside of buses. It is not as care-free to hold your bike inside a bus as to have it in a rack, but it is far better than wondering if you’re going to get to work in the morning.
If you’d like to see how easy it is to use a bike rack, the fun way, see this bike rack rap. Most of Community Transit’s racks work just like this (without the dancing).
Community Transit has had bike racks on all of our buses since 1996, and people have grown to rely upon them. Passengers with bikes make up about 1.3 percent of our boardings overall, but some routes have much higher usage.
- We had six bikes on a Swift bus recently out of 34 passengers.
- Routes 201/202 and Route 275 had 4.5 percent of customers board with bikes in April.
- My former Route 207 had 9 percent of boardings with bikes that month.