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Grand Bay-Westfield Bike Map 2014

Grand Bay-Westfield Bike Map 2014
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Bikes on Buses

Bicycles and other recreational vehicles cannot be taken aboard Saint John Transit City buses or regional COMEX buses, however users can bring their bicycles along for the ride. A growing number of the new buses now have special bike racks mounted on their fronts. Use of the bike rack is included with your regular fare. Non-motorized, two wheeled bikes can be loaded onto the bike racks.

Loading your Bike

Before the bus arrives, get your bike ready by removing any loose objects like water bottles and pumps that could fall off. Indicate to the operator from the curb that you will be loading your bike. Before loading your bike, allow other cyclists to remove their bikes first. Make sure to load your bike from the front or curb side of the bus.

  1. Fold down bike rack by squeezing the release latch.
  2. Lift your bike onto the bike rack, fitting the tires into the wheel wells. Each slot is labeled for front and rear wheels. Make sure that the first bike loaded should be placed on the holder closest to the bus.
  3. Raise and place the support arm out and up over the top of the front tire to secure it in place.

Removing your Bike

Before you reach your stop, tell the operator you will be unloading your bike, then exit by the front door.

  1. Pull the support arm out and down over the front tire to release your bike.
  2. Lift your bike out of the tire rack.
  3. Fold up the rack to the locked position.
  4. Signal to the operator that you are clear of the bus.

If the rack is full, please wait for the next bus.

Rules of the Road

As in other regions of Canada, cyclists must follow the same laws as drivers of motor vehicles.

  • Cyclists moving slower than normal traffic speed should drive in the right-hand lane, or as safely to the right as practical (except when preparing to turn left)
  • Cyclists have the right to use a full lane of traffic, when travelling on the right side of a roadway is hazardous or does not allow them to maintain a straight predictable line
  • Cyclists belong on the road, not the sidewalk; walk your bicycle on the sidewalk or when crossing a street by way of an activated signalized crosswalk
  • Motorists and cyclists must obey road signage, markings and traffic signals
  • Motorists and cyclists must signal their intention to turn or stop
  • Motorists and cyclists should drive/ride responsibly and defensively, be properly equipped, watch for hazards, and make sure they are seen and drive/ride in a predictable manner
  • Yield to all pedestrians crossings
  • Yield to a bus when it is leaving a stop

Some of the more specific points of the New Brunswick Motor Vehicle Act are:

  • when ridden at night, bicycles must have a front white headlight and a red rear reflector
  • bicycles must be equipped with a bell or horn
  • cyclists must use hand signals to indicate a turn or stop
  • bikes must be in good working order
  • when a bike path is located adjacent to a roadway, cyclists are required to use the path
  • cyclists of all ages must wear an approved bike helmet