Transfort Conducts a Community Conversation
In an effort to understand all transit riders’ perspectives, Transfort initiated a community-wide conversation about bikes and buses in July 2014.
This was in response to public feedback indicating concerns over bike parking availability on the MAX vehicles since the launch of MAX this May. MAX buses accommodate four bicycles inside the vehicle and all other Transfort buses accommodate three bicycles on exterior racks. As ridership on MAX is high, space is limited to carry all bicycles that passengers try to bring onto MAX buses.
In response, Transfort provided a discussion forum of potential options for accommodating bikes on buses. Through this effort, Transfort sought:
• To develop community awareness of how bikes are accommodated on MAX and other buses.
• To provide a discussion forum for community perspectives on the role of bikes within the transit system.
• To identify and evaluate ideas for dealing with bikes in new ways within the transit system.