Bicycles are allowed on Mountain Line buses provided they fit in the rack. All fixed route Mountain Line buses have bike racks that hold up to three (3) bicycles each. The racks are made for standard size, unaltered bikes. Oversized bikes or those with added accessories can make it impossible for them to be safely secured on the bike rack.
If the bike rack is full, a bike may be allowed onboard the bus providing there is room, and the bike is secured and not obstructing the walkway. The bus operator will determine if a bike will be allowed in the bus on a case-by-case basis. Any bike transported inside the bus must be deboarded if requested.
Push scooters and skateboards are allowed inside the bus provided they don’t obstruct the walkway or interfere with other passengers. Roller skates/blades cannot be worn on buses.
Battery-powered bicycles and scooters are allowed on Mountain Line buses:
- Riders may place electric bicycles with sealed gel, lithium ion, or NiCad batteries in the bike rack if they fit safely in the bike rack, have standard tires, and meet the requirements above.
- Customers may carry on an electric scooter, skateboard, hoverboard, or unicycle with sealed gel, lithium ion, or NiCad batteries if they can be folded and fit under your seat or on your lap.
The following devices will not be allowed on or in any Mountain Line vehicle:
- Bikes that cannot be properly secured because of size or non-removable accessories.
- Bikes that interfere with the bus operator’s field of vision.
- Wagons, other than hybrid strollers/wagons.
- Any bike, scooter, hoverboard, or skateboard powered by gasoline engine or containing a liquid acid battery.
- Bicycle trailer.
- Segway-type devices (except those used as an ADA mobility device).
Mountain Line Stroller Policy
Baby strollers may be used for transporting children on a space-available basis. At certain times, it will be difficult for the operator to accommodate those using strollers. The securement area’s priority usage is for the securement of wheelchairs and mobility devices. The next priority will be seating for the elderly and disabled. The space may be used for strollers if it is not already occupied. If you are using the securement area for a stroller, and the space is needed for a mobility device, you will need to collapse and stow your stroller.
Mountain Line has established flexible guidelines for riders using baby strollers, recognizing the challenges of space limitations inside the coach. These are as follows:
- The maximum size for a deployed stroller is 48 inches long by 30 inches wide. Most regular-sized single strollers meet the criteria. Many tandem-style strollers for two children sitting front to back are acceptable. Double-wide strollers, such as those designed for more than one child, and jogging strollers that are too large should be collapsed and stowed away.
- Other types of child transport devices such as toy buggies, wagons, carts, and pull-along cars are not permitted if they cannot be collapsed and stowed away. Children may be allowed to ride in a hybrid wagon/ stroller if the device is equipped with seats that allow the child to be secured in the wagon. Otherwise, they should not be used for transporting children on the bus.
- The recommended stroller is the smaller umbrella type. The child should be secured in the stroller with the factory-installed safety restraint. Strollers without operable brakes must be collapsed and stowed away.
- All strollers in the securement area must be secured using the bus tie-downs. The operator will show you how these operate, but it will be your responsibility to tie the stroller down.
- You must sit or stand within arm’s length of your secured stroller.
- Strollers must be collapsed and stowed away if the bus is busy or will likely become busy.
- Strollers not being used to transport children must be collapsed and stowed away.
- The lift or ramp will only be deployed for a stroller upon request.
- Customers using strollers have other options for transporting small children that are not available to riders using mobility devices. The primary purpose of this policy is to remind customers with strollers that even if they sit in a priority seating or securement area, they may have to collapse the stroller and move to a seat toward the rear of the bus if those seats are needed for those with disabilities. Riders using strollers should comply with all requests to move from the securement or priority seating areas when requested by the operator.