Two major operators in the UK have recently installed bike rack on the outside of their buses.
Lucketts (near Portsmouth) an Nottingham University have recently fitted modern bike racks to the outside of their buses.
Lucketts fitted the racks to three buses for a service taking Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) staff to its Portsmouth West site. The move came following a request from DSTL and enables the workers from Fareham, Portsmouth, Denmead, or Havant to cycle to the pick up point and then strap their bike for the rest of their Journey.
Nottingham first installed six bus racks in 2010. They proved to be so popular with commuters that ten are on the new hopper service. With a university spread over a large city it’s now possible for commuters to bike to the bus stop, quickly and easily load their bike on the bus and carry on with their journey.
This opens up the accessibility of bus travel to a far greater number of people and encourages a healthier life style.
Bikes on Buses represents a major shift in intermodal passenger transport – truly integrating bikes and buses.