Bike Racks are Here
The Wichita Transit Department has added bike racks to all of the Transit buses to accommodate the needs of riders. Each bus is equipped with one bike rack which can hold two bicycles. The bike racks increase transportation options by allowing a bicycle trip to be incorporated with public transportation. There are 48 City buses which travel 18 fixed routes.
“Transit riders have been asking for the bike racks and we are excited to better meet their needs,” Wichita Transit Director Mike Vinson said. “We are now able to connect these two important modes of transportation. We believe the racks will increase ridership and help reduce pollution by encouraging the use of public transportation and bicycles.”
There is no extra charge to riders who use the bike racks. An ARRA Stimulus fund grant of $24,000 paid for the racks.
Can I bring my bicycle on a bus?
Currently, there are two bike racks on the front of all Wichita Transit buses. If both are in use, it's up to the bus operator's discretion whether or not to allow you to bring your bicycle onto the bus. If the bus operator does permit you to board with a bicycle, try to sit near the rear exit. This will cause less convenience for the passengers boarding at the front of the bus. REMEMBER TO PICK UP YOUR BIKE WHEN YOU LEAVE THE BUS!
How to get around Wichita on a bicycle
The City of Wichita maintains more than 60 miles of bike paths. Many of the bike paths travel through scenic areas such as the banks of the Arkansas River. The paths provide a facility for cyclists to have a safe, easy and enjoyable ride. Visit the City of Wichita Bicycle Path/Trail Maps.