Location: Iowa

Iowa Bus Bike Racks Report

Recently we discussed the appalling absence of bike racks on Wichita buses. Wichita, the largest city in Kansas has no bike racks on its buses, while communities such as Lawrence, Topeka, and Johnson County do.

This week, Mark Wyatt of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition offers up a report on Bus Bike Racks in Iowa:

Recently, the metro transit system in Council Bluffs and Omaha has added bicycle racks to buses. Council Bluffs joins Ames, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa City/Coralville/North Liberty, the Quad Cities, and the Des Moines DART systems as bus systems with bicycle capacity. The only large urban area transit system left to add bike racks is Sioux City.

It sounds like many cities in Iowa are doing a good job of serving their multi-modal commuters.

The article also provides a nice tutorial on how to use the bike racks, with pictures and a video:

Thanks, Mark!

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By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web's premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

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