I noticed that our friends at the Buzzer Blog in Vancouver ran a poll recently asking how many readers had actually loaded their bike onto a bus’ bike rack. The answer: about 60 percent of readers.
Obviously it’s an unscientific poll targeted at cyclists in a very bike-friendly city. But 60 percent is still a higher number than I would expect. Even so, Buzzer Blog writer Jhenifer Pabillano smartly asked readers who responded ‘no’ if they would like an instructional video on how to use the racks.
I think that’s a fine idea for all transit agencies with bike racks, including Metro. In the meantime, Metro does have this online flier (at right) on how to use the bike racks for anyone who has been toying with the idea of using the bus to help them get around on their bikes. The ‘how to unload’ your bike flier is posted after the jump and here’s the link to the bike page on Metro’s website.
If you have any tips or ideas on how to improve the Metro bus rack experience, please leave a comment with this post.