Dear Gerry and All,
In 1897, an elevated train coach in New York had seats on one side and
"snubs" on the other to hold the front tire of bicycles which were then
parked at an angle like angled car parking. Therefore, passengers were
combined inside with bicycles.
In Amtrak, the bikes are put in a separate baggage car. On buses, only
two bikes can be set in the rack on the outside front of the bus. Bike racks
can't be put on the backs of buses because 1) they get stolen and 2) the
driver can't see them like he or she can if they are on the front, thus
causing problems for collisions, etc. In D.C. and some other cities like
Portland, you are allowed to walk your bike onto the metro or light rail
during certain hours and following certain guidelines like not leaning the
bike up against things.
Does anyone have any great ideas for bikes and buses? Now you can only
put two bikes on the front of the bus and you can't take the bikes inside.
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