Give your bike a break!
All TTC buses (except Wheel-Trans and Community Buses) have bike racks so that you can bring your bike with you on your journey.
Depending on the bus type, bike racks can hold one or 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.
All accessories must be removed from the bike prior to loading as they may impede operators’ sight lines. Please remove water bottles, air pumps, panniers, child carriers, bags and other loose items before boarding. The operator has the right to refuse use of the bike rack to ensure his or her sight lines are clear.
When Can You Use Them?
You can rack your bike any time of day. The bus operator may allow you to bring your bike on board if space permits, during off-peak periods (before 6:30 am; 10:00 am to 3:30 pm; after 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday inclusive) and on weekends.
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 your bike
- 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.
- 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.
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 Program
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