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Should buses in NYC have bike racks?

Posted at 11:14 AM, Jun 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-07 13:28:08-04

New York (PIX11) – Many different modes of transportation can be employed to get around New York City.

Some bike riders are calling on the MTA to install bike racks on the outside of buses, especially along certain routes where access to transit is limited.

An advocacy group called The Harbor Ring believes bus bike racks would improve transportation options for Staten Island.

The group points out there is currently no bike path or bike lane across the Verrazano Bridge.

The MTA (and some other bus riders) say bus bike racks would slow down the route and create a hazard for the bus driver.

Many other major cities have them.

Some NJ Transit buses have the outside racks (depending on the type of bus) and bikes are permitted on buses with luggage compartments.

NJ Transit reports that half of the fleet can carry bikes.