Cycling Creates Demand for Transit and Bus Trips
Why should transit system operators regard cyclists as their friends and consider cycling an important source of transit ridership growth? Why should transit system operators see cyclists as a source of revenue growth?
Why are there still transit system operators in North America without bike racks on buses? Why are there still transit system operators that do not ensure that high quality cycling infrastructure and cycling networks are in place bringing cyclists to their transit stops?
Cycling is a ridership generator for transit.
Well, cycling and Combined Mobility with transit that provides frequent-service and efficient trip-time can wean people from a car-oriented environment, at least to the extent of weaning from a second car. Personal declarations and declining gasoline sales while transit ridership has been increasing is evidence of this in Vancouver.