Last February, King County Metro dropped its restriction on loading bikes on buses at transit stops in downtown Seattle’s Ride Free Area as a demonstration policy. Since an evaluation of this demonstration policy reveals that there have been no problems with safety, operation, or on-time performance, this policy becomes permanent next month.
A big thanks to Metro for making this a permanent policy. Washington Bikes and Cascade Bicycle Club have advocated for this policy change for many years, and it’s rewarding to have this loading restriction eliminated. The Bicycle Alliance helped with community outreach on this policy change. We have also provided information on how to load/unload bikes on buses and have had a demo rack available to practice on in our BikePort facility.