In my (almost) 3 years of using MTA’s bike racks on buses, never once has there been 2 bikes on the racks. Yesterday, that changed. Evaluating the Lexington Market area for bike racks late in the day, I pedalled over to Camden Yards to catch my ride home. Seconds after I pulled up, a 2nd cyclist pulled up behind me. We got talking about how much easier it is to bike around town since (more often than not) you get to pass cars sitting in traffic. When the bus came, we both loaded our rides onto our next ride.
I’ve been seeing more bikes on buses this year: around town, even in the ‘burbs and Ocean City. A good trend indeed! While the current racks, which hold 2 bikes, satisifies the demand, how long will it take before 3 or more bikes need that extra transit lift?