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Active Transportation and Metro Transit

logoelement Bike & Ride

Metro Transit’s bike racks are designed to encourage active living in our community. Passengers can now bike to a Metro Transit terminal and have the option to either use one of our convenient bike lockers or take their bikes along on the bike rack.

Metro Transit has now made the cycling commute easier and safer for everyone.

 

Designated Bike Routes:

  • All ALF routes, conventional, MetroLink, MetroX, and the ferries. Visit the Schedule & Route Maps page for detailed information.

 

Rules of the Rack:

 

  • Do load and unload your bicycle from the front or curb side of the bus
  • Do allow the cyclist to unload their bicycle before loading yours
  • Do wait for the next bus of the bike rack is full
  • Only non-motorized, two-wheel bicycles are allowed on the racks
  • Bicycles are not allowed on the buses
  • Racks are on a first come, first serve basis
  • Bike racks are available year round
  • If you need assistance, wait until passengers have boarded and advise the Operator

 

Bike Locker information:

  • Cobequid & Sackville Terminals
    869-4270
  • Portland Hills Terminal
    490-4275 or 490-6051

 

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Indicate to operator

 

1) Approach the bus from the

curb and indicate to the operator you will be loading your bike.

 

 

 

 

 

2) If the rack is closed, simply squeeze the handle up to release the latch then lower the rack completely.

Releasing rack - step one releasing rack - step two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

place bike in wheel wells

3) Place the wheels in the wheel wells. Check the markings that indicate where the front tire should be placed. The first bike should be placed nearest to the bus.

 

 

 

 

 

4) Raise the support arm over the front tire as tightly as possible. It should never go over the frame or fender of the tire.

raise support arm - step one

raise the support arm - step two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unloading...

advise operator

 

1) Prior to your stop, advise the operator you will be unloading your bike and exit from the front door.

 

 

 

 

 

raise support arm and pull away from tire

2) Raise the support arm and lower away from the tire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

lift bike from rack

 

3) Lift your bike from the rack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

fold rack up

 

4) If the rack is empty, fold the rack up until it locks in place.

 

 

 

 

 

step away and signal that you are clear

 

5) Step away from the bus curb-side and signal to the operator that you are clear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MetroLink Bike Rack brochure in PDF format

logoelement Bill 93

Effective Wednesday, June 1, 2011, the Province of Nova Scotia enacted changes to the Motor Vehicle Act designed to encourage safe sharing of the road for both motorists and cyclists. Outlined in Bill 93, the amendments include requirements for both cyclists and drivers.

http://nslegislature.ca/legc/bills/61st_2nd/1st_read/b093.htm