In a recent Cycling in Wichita post, John B. is discussing an acquaintance’s choice of a folding bike for getting around town:
Though it looks heavy in person, it’s actually surprisingly light, and folding it up looks simple and easy. Though she doesn’t ride the bus, for cyclists who do as part of their commute (not really necessary in Wichita, but many cyclists in larger metro areas do) a folding bike would be extremely beneficial, seeing as Wichita buses don’t have bike racks.
John says it in passing, as if it’s no big thing, but I was rather shocked.
City buses in Wichita don’t have bike racks? I had no idea. I was under the impression that nearly all metro buses everywhere had bike racks, as a matter of course.
In Kansas: Lawrence buses have bike racks, Topeka buses have bike racks, Johnson County buses have bike racks … Wichita, the largest city in the state, has none.
Kinda spoils the possibilities for a multi-mode commute, doesn’t it? (Unless one chooses a folding bike, of course.)
Come on, Wichita Transit, get with it!