Biking on busses - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Biking on busses

May 30, 2008

Does the high cost of gas make you think about parking the car and taking the bus, but you think that you live too far from a bus stop to walk? Now Albany Transit has a solution.

Buses throughout the city have had bike racks installed at a cost of less than $1000 apiece, with only 10% of the money coming from the city government. 

The racks have been installed on all 10 fixed route buses and only take a few seconds to use. All bicycle riders need to do is to let the driver know that they need to use the rack and to load the bike on their own. Transit officials are convinced that it will increase ridership on the city buses.

Said Nedra Wodyatt "Absolutely, I'm convinced they will. For one people now that live too far to walk from a bus stop can use their bike for that part of the trip. And then when the bus comes, put their bike on the rack and finish their trip on the bus, so it's a perfect combination.

The company that sold the bicycle racks to Albany has also sold racks to over 500 transit agencies in all 50 states. This is the 12th transit system in Georgia to have the racks installed.

feedback: news@walb.com?subject=bikingonbusses-jp-05/30/08

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Service honors fallen service members at Albany's Field of Crosses

    Service honors fallen service members at Albany's Field of Crosses

    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-05-29 02:19:11 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Several dozen people gathered Sunday to remember and honor fallen military service members. It was the annual Field of Crosses Memorial Day Service at the Albany Mall. Speakers talked about the focus of Memorial Day being fallen service members.

    More >>

    Several dozen people gathered Sunday to remember and honor fallen military service members. It was the annual Field of Crosses Memorial Day Service at the Albany Mall. Speakers talked about the focus of Memorial Day being fallen service members.

    More >>
  • "Rabbitman" hosts third annual After School Extravaganza

    "Rabbitman" hosts third annual After School Extravaganza

    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-05-29 02:14:36 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    A local business rewarded students after another successful school year.  Elijah Williams Jr., owner of Rabbitman Footwear, hosted his After School Extravaganza. It's a chance to celebrate students for their hard work during the school year.

    More >>

    A local business rewarded students after another successful school year.  Elijah Williams Jr., owner of Rabbitman Footwear, hosted his After School Extravaganza. It's a chance to celebrate students for their hard work during the school year.

    More >>
  • WATCH: Airman surprises sister at Mitchell Co. High graduation

    WATCH: Airman surprises sister at Mitchell Co. High graduation

    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-05-29 01:10:11 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    A U.S. Airman pulled off the surprise of a lifetime for his sister this weekend. Jakeria Florence graduated from Mitchell County High School Friday night. Scarlette M Wimberly She did not think her brother, Airman 1st Class Jason Florence, would make it to her graduation. He's been stationed in Alaska for more than two years.

    More >>

    A U.S. Airman pulled off the surprise of a lifetime for his sister this weekend. Jakeria Florence graduated from Mitchell County High School Friday night. Scarlette M Wimberly She did not think her brother, Airman 1st Class Jason Florence, would make it to her graduation. He's been stationed in Alaska for more than two years.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly