Transportation

Video: Using HSR Bus Rack

By Ryan McGreal
Published September 17, 2007

Since the HSR doesn't advertise, not many people know that many buses are now equipped with bike racks mounted that can hold up to two bicycles.

Thom Oommen has helpfully posted a video to YouTube showing how quick and painless it is to mount your bike onto the rack before boarding the bus.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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By seancb (registered) - website | Posted September 17, 2007 at 16:27:40

The only problem remaining with these racks is that they are on "some" buses. They need to be on every bus on every route 100% of the time so that cyclists know they can count on it. What good is it if you show up with your bike and "oops! this bus doesn't have a rack, please wait 45 minutes for the next one!"

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted September 17, 2007 at 16:30:24

Or at the very least, ensure the racks are on the buses most likely to draw cyclists who need them, i.e. the buses going up and down the escarpment.

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By beancounter (registered) | Posted September 20, 2007 at 20:58:22

There is some information on the city's website about which routes have bike rack equipped buses.

Try this link:

http://www.myhamilton.ca/myhamilton/City...

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