City hall blog: Transpo isn't predicting a bike overload on the Confederation Line

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, April 18, 2018

OC Transpo isn’t predicting trains full of bikes with the opening of the Confederation Line.

The transit agency this week provided council with numbers after Coun. Keith Egli asked about bike statistics in February when the transit commission and council approved a plan to allow bikes on LRT trains during all operating hours.

The Confederation Line is scheduled to open in November.

Transpo said it believes there will be about one bike per Confederation Line train, on average, at any given time during the morning peak period. Staff came up with that estimate based on the number of bikes carried on buses (the “rack and roll” program) on detoured Transitway routes at Tunney’s Pasture and St. Laurent stations during the morning peak times in summer and fall 2016.

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