FW: Re: [Tr2000] Updates from GreenTrans in Oakville (Fwd: Oakvillebudget)
- Bikes & transit together. Andrew
>From: David Jeanes <david@...>
>Subject: Re: [Tr2000] Updates from GreenTrans in Oakville (Fwd:
>Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 23:55:23 -0500
>On 01/02/2006 19:31, "Sean Nix" <smnix1@...> wrote:
> > Finally, Commissioner Ray Green added a new request into the budget
> > think you'll like. It's a $40,000 line item to put bike racks on the
> > of some buses. He has been speaking with transit managers in other
> > municipalities and it sounds like they're all interested in moving
> > on this.
>Ottawa has had this for years (not in winter) on several major routes,
>including the Transitway. It works very well. One or two bikes can be
>carried per bus. The bike owner puts it on and off the rack.
>People don�t seem to have trouble with it, but then I guess if you know how
>to ride a bike, you already have some mechanical understanding.
>Toronto is just starting a trial of bike racks on buses.