Bike and Ride
Bike & Ride
Halifax Transit’s bike racks are designed to encourage active living in our community. Passengers can now bike to a Halifax Transit terminal and have the option to either use one of our convenient bike lockers or take their bikes along on the bike rack.
Halifax Transit has now made the cycling commute easier and safer for everyone.
Designated Bike Routes
Bicycles, Scooters and Segways on Ferries
Due to their size and weight, and concerns for passenger safety, two wheeled electric or gas powered scooters are not permitted on Halifax Transit ferries.
Electric power assisted bicycles are permitted. To be clear, these are bicycles with a small electric boost motor. Segways are also permitted.
With reference to standard pedal bicycles, these are to be placed in the racks provided. If the racks are full, the bicycle must remain “in hand” of the owner at all times.
Passengers with bicycles or Segways may not block accesses to the loading doors, nor shall they impede the passage of other passengers. Please be courteous and allow other passengers to board and depart the ferry first, and avoid impeding the passage of your fellow travellers in the terminal and on the terminal ramp.
Watch how to load and unload your Bicycle (from our friends at Trans Link)
Rules of the Rack
- load and unload your bicycle from the front or curb side of the bus
- allow the cyclist to unload their bicycle before loading yours
- wait for the next bus if the bike rack is full
- only non-motorized, two-wheel bicycles are permitted
- bicycles are not permitted on the bus
- 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 | 902.869.4270
- Portland Hills Terminal | 902.490.4275
- the new Lacewood Terminal is equipped with a bicycle centre, complete with bike parking, repair station and bus bike rack demo
Sharing the Road | Bill 93
As of 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. nslegislature.ca/legc/bills/61st_2nd/1st_read/b093
How to Use Bus Bike Racks
Loading Your Bicycle
- Approach the bus from the curb and indicate to the operator you will be loading your bike.
- If the rack is closed, simply squeeze the handle up to release the latch then lower the rack completely.
- 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.
- Raise the support arm over the front tire as tightly as possible. It should never go over the frame or fender of the tire.
Unloading Your Bicycle
- Prior to your stop, advise the operator you will be unloading your bike and exit from the front door.
- Raise the support arm and lower away from the tire.
- Lift your bike from the rack.
- If the rack is empty, fold the rack up until it locks in place.
- Step away from the bus curb-side and signal to the operator that you are clear.