The County of Lackawanna Transit System will offer free rides to bicyclists for National Bike to Work Week from May 17 through 23.
Each fixed-route COLTS bus has a bike rack in front that can hold two bicycles, according to the transit system. Cyclists just need to let the driver know they will be using the rack. If both spots are occupied, cyclists will have to wait for the next bus, as bikes are not allowed inside.
“We were very interested in offering an incentive for people to utilize multimodal transportation as a viable way to travel,” Executive Director Bob Fiume said in a statement. “Passengers who might have a long commute may want to try cycling to work and then taking a COLTS bus home.”
There are no bike racks on the shared ride vans or subcontracted vehicles on the No. 11 Mid Valley Industrial Parks, No. 46 Mall Circulator, No. 80 Commerce Loop, No. 71 Evening City Circle North and No. 72 Evening City Circle South routes.
— FRANK WILKES LESNEFSKY