Bus Front Bicycle Carry Racks

Throughout the world, public buses have these front of bus cycle racks (carry 3 bikes) that give people even more options to switch to using bicycles.

Why the contribution is important

The cost per bus is quite minimal however the direct impact on persuading people to switch from car to bicycle can be huge.

by awjr on January 03, 2014 at 07:12PM

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  • Posted by jonny January 06, 2014 at 18:21

    Splendid idea, of course, but they'll never do it, owing to three things: the entrenched prejudice against bikes, held by motorised transport factions in this country e.g.only 3 bike spaces allotted on inter-city trains; general squeamishness regarding change; a growing preference for neat, streamlined design.
  • Posted by Palmerstonian January 07, 2014 at 12:39

    I saw this in action in San Francisco,and was amazed that we don't have it here. Great idea, and not an expensive adaptation, I'd have thought.
  • Posted by Montpeliertim January 08, 2014 at 16:34

    I think this is a bit like bristol bike rental. Bristol is too small to warrant this. If you cycle to work, like I do, you are going to cycle all the way. San Francisco ( or Denver where I've seen it) they are much bigger cities that you can see people doing bus and cycle journey. Happy to discuss
  • Posted by bkrish January 09, 2014 at 09:37

  • Posted by drmfair January 09, 2014 at 09:47

    I've lived in cities with this facility, and yeah it's great. Doesn't cost much, and is very useful. The ones I know had space for two bikes, though, I think, not three.
  • Posted by Keeno January 13, 2014 at 10:26

    I agree to an extent that this is for larger cities, but definitely think that the spaces on the buses would get used and enjoyed by many people. I do think that there would be large queues of people at the bottom of Park Street waiting for a lift though :)
  • Posted by Lotusland January 17, 2014 at 22:50

    Oh yes people love this addition to network in Vancouver, Canada
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