The Ontario Ministry of Labour has ordered Toronto Transit Commission bike racks not be used on two of its bus types, due to concerns around sight lines when the bike racks are in use. We are working to resolve bike rack concerns.

The TTC Rack It and Rocket program has put bike racks on all TTC buses (except Community Buses) so that cyclists can take their bikes with them.

Bike racks can hold up to two bikes. The racks are easy to load and unload, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You pay your regular fare but your bike rides for free.

Give Your Bike a Break!

When Can You Use Them?

You can rack your bike any time of day. During off-peak periods (before 6:30 am; 10:00 am to 3:30 pm; after 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday inclusive), if the rack is full, the bus operator may allow you to bring your bike on board if space permits.

During peak periods, if the rack is full, you have to wait for the next bike rack equipped bus.

Who Can Use Them?

Everyone. Children 12 years of age or under must be accompanied by an adult in order to use the bike racks.

What Bikes Can be Loaded?

Conventional two-wheeled bicycles are allowed on bike racks (wheels at least 41 cm [16 inches]). Tricycles and motorized bicycles are not permitted, nor are bikes with child carriers or trailers.

TTC personnel may refuse cyclists access to the bike rack due to unsafe conditions, or for any other reason, at the TTC’s discretion. The sole responsibility for properly securing the bike rests with the cyclist. The TTC is not responsible for damages directly or indirectly incurred or caused by or to bicycles, to any person or property, or for lost or stolen bicycles.

How to Load

  • Bikes to be loaded onto the rack from the curb side.
  • Bikes are not to be locked to the bike rack or bus.
  • The bike’s front wheel may be locked to the bike frame before the bus arrives.
  • You cannot ride your bike on any roadway within subway stations.

Loading:

Before the bus arrives, secure or remove any loose items from your bike. Wait for the bus on the sidewalk. Alert the bus operator that you want to load your bike.
 
While holding your bike with one hand, squeeze the handle to release the latch and lower the rack. Load your bike from the front or sidewalk side of the bus.
 
Image of a person lowering the rack
Place the wheels in the wheel slots. A label tells you where the front wheel goes.
 
Steady the bike, and raise the support arm over the front tire as high as it will go, but not over the frame or fender.
 
You are responsible for properly securing your bike to the rack. After loading your bike, please sit or stand near the front of the bus, to keep your bike in view, and alert the operator one stop before your intended destination. Exit through the front doors and make sure the operator sees you before you step off the curb to unload your bike.
 

Unloading:

  • To unload your bike, raise the support arm off the tire and move it down and out of the way.
  • Lift your bike from the rack.
  • If the rack is empty, and no one else is waiting to load a bike, fold up the rack until it locks in place.
  • Carry your bike off the roadway to the sidewalk. Signal to the operator that you are clear of the bus.

   City of Toronto Bicycle Lockers

Secure bicycle lockers provide greater protection from theft, vandalism and inclement weather. The lockers are designed to hold one bicycle each as well as bicycle gear such as panniers, locks, lights, etc. Currently, Bayview, Downsview, Finch, and Kennedy Subway Stations are equipped with City of Toronto Bicycle Lockers. For more information, please visit the City of Toronto Bicycle Locker ProgramThis is an external site and it will open in a new window.