ST. BERNARD PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Workers finished installing bicycle racks on all of St. Bernard Parish's new public buses. The racks are located at the front bumper of the vehicles.
St. Bernard Parish Transit Director Michael Bayham shared his excitement about the addition. "We hope this new amenity will encourage more people to utilize the parish's mass transit system," said Bayham.
Each rack holds up to two bicycles and there is no extra charge for storing the bicycles. A Federal Transit Administration grant paid for the racks. According to a press release, officials say bus riders will be required to place their own bikes on the racks, due to safety concerns.
The public bus route runs from Torres Street in eastern St. Bernard to Aycock Street in Arabi, with service on weekdays from 5:55 a.m. to 7:49 p.m.. The fare each way is $1.