Bikes on Buses and Trains

Bicycle racks are mounted on the front of all CTtransit vehicles as well as on Yale Shuttles, to make it easier for you to make longer trips by transit or bike—or to get you and your bike home in the case of sudden inclement weather or a flat tire.

Learn how bicycles are accommodated on all CTtransit buses. Bicycles are also accommodated on the Shoreline East and Metro North trains.

Bicycle Rack Tips

  • You are responsible for loading, securing, and removing your bicycle from the bicycle rack.
  • As the shuttle approaches, raise your hand to attract the attention of the driver.
  • As you approach your stop, advise the driver that you will be unloading your bicycle.
  • When loading or unloading, maintain as much eye contact with the driver as possible.
  • Avoid kneeling or squatting out of the driver’s line of sight.
  • Be sure to load and unload your bicycle toward the curb.
  • When approaching and leaving the bus, be aware of the driver’s blind spots and avoid them. Areas behind the bus wheels on both sides are major blind spots. Should you approach the bus from these angles, you will be outside the range of the driver’s mirrors.
  • Do not expose yourself to traffic when loading or unloading. The bus is a major vision barrier for other motorists.
  • As a safety precaution, wait until the bus moves away before getting on your bicycle.
  • Always wear a helmet when riding your bicycle.
  • Children 12 and younger may use the rack when accompanied by an adult.
  • Yale University is not responsible for damages incurred or caused by bicycles, or damages to bicycles on racks.