Bicycle parking facilities presently supplied by transit agencies in the U.S. and Canada are reviewed. Two aspects of the parking problem are discussed: storage, and protection from theft, vandalism and weather. Three basic types of facilities are currently supplied by transit systems: bicycle rack, hitching post, and the key-operated locker. The most common type of facility is the rack. Racks offered by the Lindenwold Line (Philadelphia - New Jersey), the Shaker Heights Rapid Transit System (Ohio), and the Toronto Transit Commission are discussed. The hitching post (steel or wood post with a 4- to 5-foot case hardened steel chain) shows great promise. BART has installed 232 single and 610 double hitching posts. Similar facilities offered by MARTA and the Oregon State Highway Division are described. Lockers (fiberglass or steel made in a wedge shape) are offered by the Port Authority Transit Corporation and BART. Lockers offer protection from theft and vandalism. Some agencies (New Jersey-New York Path system and BART) are experimenting with allowing cyclists to bring their bicycles onboard the transit vehicle.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Wheeler, W L
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 32-35
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM