Bikes on Buses

 

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Palm Tran's “Bikes on Buses” Program allows passengers to take a bicycle on the bus by securing it onto a rack attached to the front of every bus. Bus operators are not required to physically assist the customer; it is the rider’s responsibility to ensure the bike is properly secured.

Palm Tran assumes no liability for damages incurred to bicycles, personal property or persons while using the bike racks. Buses can accommodate 2 bikes and rack space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If a bike is left on the bus, how can a customer claim it?
​The customer should contact Palm Tran's Lost and Found​ by calling (561) 841-4BUS (4287), or in south county 1-877-930-4287 and select option #3.

 

 
 

To Load:

  1. The passenger prepares their bike by removing any detachable or loose items. They inform the bus operator that they will be loading their bike.

  2. The passenger then squeezes and pulls up on the silver latch and pulls down the folded rack. Only one hand is needed for this operation while the other hand can hold onto the bike.

  3. From curbside, they load their bike onto the rack, fitting the wheels into the designated slots. Each slot is clearly labeled.

  4. Finally, they raise the support arm over the front tire to secure the bike. The support arm should be resting on the tire itself.


To Unload:

  1. When departing the bus, the passenger should remind the bus operator that they are removing their bike, and leave through the front door.

  2. When unloading their bike, the passenger should raise the support arm off the tire.

  3. After lifting the bike out of the rack, the passenger needs to return the rack to the upright position if there isn’t another bike in the rack.