Bicycles & Transit

Bicycles and Transit

Follow the links on this page to find out more about the measures various Tranist authorities have taken to accomodate bicyclists and their bikes.

City of Los Angeles DOT (LADOT)

Bikes on Buses

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has a "Bikes on Buses" bicycle rack program. Please call 213-808-2273 or visit LADOT Transit's Bikes on Buses page for more information.

The Bikes on Buses program is simple. Just pay your regular fare and you can load your bicycle in the rack on the front of the bus for free. All the bike racks have simple instructions posted on them.

For further information about equipment for bikes on buses, visit the Sportswork Home Page.

Safety Tips when using LADOT Bikes on Buses bicycle racks:

  • Wait for the bus on the curb.
  • Get the drivers attention before you load or unload your bike.
  • Always load from the curbside of the street.
  • Place your bike in the outside slot of the bike rack if empty.
  • Be visible to the driver.
  • Sit up front and keep an eye on your bike.
  • Use the front door when exiting.
  • Move the empty rack into the upright position.
  • Do not lock your bike to the rack.
  • Do not leave equipment on the bike.
  • Immediately call 1(800) 684-5435 ext. 229 for lost or forgotten bikes. Be prepared to give the bus and route number, if possible.

Bicycle Loading Instructions

Bike Loading Illustration
  1. Squeeze handle to lower rack.
  2. Load your bike in an empty slot.
  3. Raise the support arm up and over the front tire.

Bicycle Unloading Instructions

Bike Unloading Illustration
  1. Raise the support arm up and off the tire.
  2. Lift your bike out of the rack.
  3. If there are no other bike loaded, sqwueee the handle and lift the rack to it's upright position.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)

Bikes on Buses

The Bikes on Buses program is simple. Just pay your regular fare and you can load your bicycle in the rack on the front of the bus for free. All the bike racks have simple instructions posted on them.

Bikes on Metro Rail

Metro Rail welcomes cyclists. But trains are often crowded and space for bikes is limited, especially during rush hours. So for your safety and the safety of others, please follow Metro's simple rules.

More information on Metro and bikes is available at Metro's web site.

Metrolink Trains

Bringing a bike on a train is simple, just pay your regular fare and secure your bicycle in the designated area. Only two bicycles per car. The conductor may require a bicyclist to move to a different car or wait for another train due to crowding.

For more information on bikes on Metrolink trains, visit the Metrolink website or call 213-808-LINK

Other Transit Systems

Bicycle Parking Equipment at various transit sites

Bicycle parking equipment at various transit sites
METROLINK STATIONS
STATION ADDRESS EQUIPMENT
Chatsworth Station 10046 Old Depot Plaza Rd. 30 bicycle lockers, and 4 bicycle racks
Northridge Station 8775 Wilbur Ave. 12 bicycle lockers, and 4 bicycle racks
Sun Valley Station 8360 San Fernando Rd. 8 bicycle lockers
Sylmar/San Fernando 12219 Frank Modugno Dr. 24 bicycle lockers, and 2 bicycle racks
Van Nuys Station 7720 Van Nuys Blvd. 14 bicycle lockers, and 3 bicycle racks
PARK AND RIDE LOTS
LOT ADDRESS EQUIPMENT
Encino Park and Ride 5174 Hayvenhurst Avenue, Encino (Bicycle parking to be included with 2005 renovation)

Bicycle Parking at Metro Stations

Bicycle racks and lockers are available for use at select Metro stations. Bicycle racks are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge. However, you must supply your own lock to secure your bike to the rack. Lockers, though, are available for lease! For more information, visit the Metro website.

Download map of bike lockers and racks on Metro.

More information is available on Bikes on Metro and Bikes on Metrolink.

 
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