Long gone are the days when people would have to leave their bikes at home because they would have to take the bus, because MTA buses will have bicycle racks.
Bikes are become more and more popular nowadays and people seem to want to take them everywhere. One of the greatest inconveniences that people are faced with is the fact that they need to take buses or trains on their daily routes that do not allow bikes on board.
Since sometimes the distances are too big for people to ride their bikes all the way, they find themselves leaving their bikes at home because they cannot take them on buses and trains.
But all of this is going to change for people who ride the S53 and the S93 buses every day, because these MTA buses will soon be equipped with a bicycle rack wittily placed in the front of the bus, as you can see in the picture above.
This way, the bikes do not take up any space inside the bus itself and therefore, they cannot be an inconvenience to others. The only negative aspect about this new type of bicycle rack will most likely be the time that placing the bikes on it and securing them in place.
The MTA buses conducted several test drives with the bike racks all filled up, so as to make sure that the system is completely safe for passengers and the traffic alike. And it seems that the method has been proven to be successful and starting as early as next week, people will be able to take their bikes along for the bus ride.
If this system proves to be popular and efficient, it will most likely be extended to other buses in the near future. And there is quite a strong possibility that this will happen since people have been making demands for such a system for quite some time now.
The S93 and S53 buses cover the area between Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and Staten Island, and they are both very popular routes. This is why the MTA decided to include the bike racks on these particular routes.
It remains to be seen how people will react to this new addition, but it is expected to be an extremely successful measure among bicycle aficionados.
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