Bikes On Buses
METRO supports alternative modes of transit and supports cyclists to use transit services to extend their reach while commuting. METRO buses are equipped with racks that will accommodate two to three bikes, depending on the vehicle type.
Our low-floor fleet is equipped with bike racks that can help you navigate congested streets on your way to work, school and other destinations. Bicycles may also be stowed on our high-floor buses using the designated baggage compartment.
Keep in mind that before METRO can install a bike rack it must 1. Ensure that the operator has a good field of vision, 2. Determine that the overhang does not negatively affect bus maneuverability, and 3. See if the bus can structurally handle a bike rack.
How-To Load Your Bike Onto the Rack
Note: A fold-up bike that is stored in its own carrying case may be brought aboard any METRO service as a carry-on. Remember to remove all loose items from your bike (ex: bottles, air pumps).
How-To Unload Your Bike from the Rack
Note: Bus Operators are not allowed to assist you with your bike, however it is important to alert them that you will be loading/unloading your bike.
Video on loading and unloading your bike.
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Tips To Keep In Mind
- On low-floor buses, you must operate the rack, and load and unload your own bicycle.
- If the rack is empty when you remove your bicycle, please place the rack in the upright position.
- If the rack is full when it arrives at your destination, please wait for the next bus.
- Please be courteous when placing your bicycle in the bay or accessing your bicycle at the end of your trip.
METRO’s Lost & Found Department: 713-658-0854
Customer Care Center: 713-635-4000
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