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Using the Bus Bike Rack

Bike racks are now available on all MiWay buses. Each rack can hold two conventional bicycles with wheels that are at least 16 inches (41 cm) in diameter. No additional fare is required to use them.

Customers are responsible for loading and unloading their bicycles. Bicycles can be transported in the bus when the racks are full or inoperable, and when there is space in the bus and other customers are not inconvenienced. For safety, bicycles must not block the aisles.

Make Your Trip a Safe One

  • Before the bus arrives, remove any loose items on your bike, such as a water bottle or bike lock.
  • As the bus arrives at your stop, stand back from the curb and wave to the Transit Operator, signalling that you’d like to use the bus bike rack.
  • Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop.
  • Before you move in front of the bus, wait for the Transit Operator to acknowledge that he/she sees you.
  • Properly secure your bike in the bus bike rack. It’s your responsibility. And don’t lock or chain your bike to the rack.
  • During your trip, keep sight of your bike.
  • When exiting the bus, please do so from the front door and let the Transit Operator know you want to unload your bike from the rack.
  • After unloading your bike for your safety, move to the curb side.

Loading Your Bike

  1. Support your bike with one hand, then squeeze the rack’s handle and pull the rack down to its locked, loading position.
  1. Lift or roll your bike onto the rack, placing the front and back tires into the correct wheel slots closest to the bus. The front wheel slot is labeled.
  1. Turn the handle by the front wheel slot until your bike’s front wheel is secured in the wheel slot.

Unloading Your Bike

  1. Turn the handle on the rack to release your bike’s front wheel from its secure position.

  1. Lift or roll your bike off of the rack.
  1. If the rack is empty, fold it back up by squeezing the rack’s handle and lifting the rack up into its locked, upright position.

Things to Remember

  • Customers younger than 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult when using a bus bike rack.
  • MiWay is not responsible for bikes stolen from or damaged on the bus bike racks.
  • Motorized bicycles, electric-powered bicycles and bicycles equipped with child carriers are not allowed on the bus bike racks.

When cycling:

  • Obey traffic laws. A bicycle is a vehicle under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA). This means that, as a bicyclist, you have the same rights and responsibilities to obey all traffic laws as other road users.
  • Stay well back of large vehicles like buses to avoid cycling in blind spots. Remember, buses make frequent stops.
  • Use the City’s Bikeways and Trails Map to plan a safe route. For the map and more information on cycling in Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/cycling.

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