Bicycle in public transport
You can transport unpacked bicycles in Kiev by city train, trolleybus, tram and funicular. Bicycles can only be transported in a packed state on the metro and buses. How much it costs and other details are told by the Association of Cyclists of Ukraine.
Open from 6:00 to 10:30 in the morning and from 16:15 to 21:30 in the evening. The bike can be transported at any time of the train operation.
The third or fourth carriages of the train are usually marked with blue stickers “Bicycle”, however, a bicycle can be transported in any carriage, because regardless of the sticker, there are no special devices for bicycles in the cars. Only eight carriages have special devices for holding a bicycle (and there are 10 trains of the city train), however, even without these racks it is very convenient to transport a bicycle here.
Transportation of bicycles is free. You only pay for yourself. UAH 1.70.
Cons: At some stations of the city train (for example, “Zenith”, “Levoberezhna”), there are no rails and ramps for the delivery of a bicycle. This is a disadvantage not only for cyclists, but also for passengers with suitcases or strollers and for people with disabilities, the latter will not be able to get onto the platform.
It is forbidden to transport a bicycle in the metro by the “Rules of using the metro” The rules were adopted in the 90s and are already outdated, so there is a chance to initiate and bring about changes to them, requiring that the transport of bicycles be allowed. For example, in London, Berlin and other major cities of the world, you can transport bicycles on the subway, except for rush hours in the morning and evening.
Even with a bicycle packed in a cover, you may not be allowed on the metro, since the sum of luggage dimensions should not exceed 200 cm (a bicycle in a cover usually exceeds 20-40 cm).
If you are still allowed to ride a packed bike on the subway, you have to pay 2.00 UAH for it.
The bike can be transported at any time, unpacked, but provided that it does not contaminate the clothes of passengers, the lining of the passenger compartment and the seat (clauses 5.6 and 5.7 of the Rules for the use of trams and trolley buses in Ukrainian cities).
Bicycle transportation is free. You only pay for yourself. UAH 1.50.
Bus (including intercity bus), minibuses
Works from 6:00 to 0:00, or according to the timetable.
The bike can be transported in a packed form if its dimensions do not exceed 1005030 cm (according to the Rules for the provision of passenger road transport services). Usually a bicycle has such dimensions in length and height, from which both wheels were removed, the chair and handlebars were lowered and the pedals were unscrewed. With a rear wheel, the bike is long. from 120 to 140 cm.
A bicycle packed in the specified dimensions is considered a piece of baggage, and if it is the only baggage (i.e. cargo from 10 to 40 kg), then it is transported free of charge. Luggage must be placed in the cabin so as not to interfere with the free passage of passengers along the passenger compartment and not block access to the main and emergency exits.
For each subsequent piece of baggage, you need to pay the full cost of UAH 1.50, or another amount, if we are talking about long-distance transportation.
The bike can be transported unpacked if it does not interfere with passengers.
Everything you need to know about the rules for transporting bicycles on public transport
For many residents of Soligorsk, bicycles are a convenient means of transportation, however, sometimes situations arise when an iron friend needs to be transported by public transport. To do this, you should adhere to some rules that we will now consider.
To begin with, the conditions of transportation depend on the type in which your bike is located: disassembled or not, in a cover or uncovered. so.
Rules for the carriage of bicycles in public transport without a cover
In city, suburban and intercity buses, unassembled and uncovered bicycles can only be transported with the consent of the driver and if there is a specially equipped space. If there is none in the cabin, one can only hope for the driver’s readiness to go to a meeting. The main condition is that the two-wheeled friend must be clean and not create inconvenience to other passengers. Therefore, it is best to enter a half-empty vehicle, through the middle door, where the storage area is located.
In a diesel engine, an unassembled bicycle without a cover can be transported in so-called bicycle wagons, where there are special bicycle racks or a space in the middle of the car. However, such places are not provided for all railway lines, and their number is limited.
Also, a two-wheeled friend can be placed on the luggage area located next to the interior doors. You should get on the diesel in advance in order to get ahead of summer residents with large bags with which they fill these sites.
Another option is a vestibule, the main thing is to choose a carriage in which there is no toilet, since there are always people in this area.
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Payment: if in the sum of three dimensions (length, width, height) the bike is less than 200 cm, the carriage is free. In other cases. full fare.
The assembled bike is allowed to be transported on trains with baggage cars or baggage compartments. Otherwise, in the luggage compartment of the station, you will be offered to use a different transportation option, while your iron horse will arrive at the final destination later. You should be aware that baggage cars are not provided on all routes, and baggage services are not available at small stations.
Bicycles are accepted without covers, but in this case they are not insured against damage in the form of scratches.
Payment: the total includes the actual weight of the bike, the cost of forms, baggage weighing, tag and storage if the baggage is sent on the next flight.
Rules for transporting bicycles in public transport in a bag
The presence of a cover on the removed wheels to some extent simplifies the procedure for transporting a bicycle in a city bus, but does not guarantee it, since bulky luggage must be transported in the luggage compartment. And it is not available in city buses. Therefore, again, all hopes for the driver to understand the current situation. The main advantage of the cover is that the driver cannot see whether the bike is dirty or not, which means that he will be more loyal to its transportation in the cabin.
When buying a ticket for a flight on an intercity bus, check the availability of a luggage compartment. With a large number of passengers with luggage, the driver may refuse to take the bike, so you should take care of purchasing luggage receipts in advance.
Payment: full fare, medium-sized luggage (the sum of three dimensions is 120-180 cm). one receipt, oversized (over 180 cm). two. You can take a disassembled and packed bicycle free of charge, the size of which in three dimensions does not exceed 200 cm.
A covered bike is allowed to be transported in bicycle wagons or in the free space at the entrance to the wagon. If they are busy, then the iron horse can be placed in another place of the cabin so that the luggage does not create discomfort for the passengers nearby.
Payment: full fare for dimensions over 200 cm, if less. is free.
When disassembled and covered, bicycles can be placed on third luggage racks, on their upper shelf in a reserved seat or in a compartment, having bought two places. above and below. In the shared carriage, luggage can also be stowed on the second shelf. The company that bought the entire carriage can place the bicycles at the legs and in place of the folded table. With the permission of the guide, two-wheeled friends can be placed in the vestibule located at the end of the car, but they will be there unattended.
Payment: full fare if the sum of three dimensions exceeds 200 cm. Less than oversized baggage is carried free of charge.
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The most important thing to always adhere to when transporting a bicycle on public transport is to resolve issues without conflicts with drivers and other passengers. Otherwise, you will easily be denied the carriage of hand luggage, and you will not go anywhere.
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Transportation of a bicycle in city buses
If you decide on such a somewhat crazy undertaking, like transporting a bicycle by bus, then first of all you should pay attention to its internal space. For this purpose, you need to choose a spacious bus with a large distance between the rows of passenger seats and an extensive storage area in the rear of the passenger compartment. If you try to squeeze into a tight minibus or a shuttle bus with a narrow aisle, then with a high degree of probability your trip will end before it has begun, since a passenger with such an oversized load will be perceived more than cool by the driver and passengers.
If you like to understand the legal intricacies of various life situations, then you will have to upset: the regulatory documents governing the rules of behavior of passengers in public transport, practically do not contain any mention of whether it is possible to transport a bicycle on a bus and what is needed for this.
The only mention in the rules for using municipal transport in various cities suggests that for a separate fee, the passenger has the right to carry hand luggage, the dimensions of which in three dimensions do not exceed a certain established norm. Depending on the specific city, this rate can range from 100 to 180 cm.
And the strange wording about three dimensions means the following: the length, width and height of the cargo carried in the cabin must not exceed the established limit. In the case of a bicycle that does not have a folding frame, this condition cannot be achieved. Therefore, if you run into a picky controller, you risk at least getting off the bus. As a maximum, you will have to pay a fine.
A cover, which is often neglected by many bicycle owners, will not be superfluous. This means of protection will not only keep your favorite equipment safe and sound, but also will not allow you to accidentally stain passengers, which will save your nerves and those around you.
How to transport a bike on the bus
The realities of large Russian cities are such that it is not always possible to start your bike trip right from home. Therefore, fans of cycling regularly have to perform an absurd procedure: to transport their favorite vehicle on public transport.
At the moment, the most common means of transportation around the city are buses and minibuses. But at the same time, these vehicles are one of the most inconvenient if you need to transport your own bike.
Transportation of a bicycle in intercity buses
Riding a regular bus with a bicycle is both easier and more difficult. On the one hand, such vehicles have an extensive luggage compartment in which you can easily place your bike even in an upright position (if you remove the wheels from it). On the other hand, the fate of your trip depends entirely on the driver, with whom, in any case, you will have to find a common language.
And the experience of some cyclists suggests that many bus drivers do not like such a specific load. Therefore, if you decide to go to another settlement on this type of vehicle, taking your two-wheeled friend at the same time, then ask in advance about the possibility of placing it in the luggage compartment and how much you need to pay for it. Otherwise, the trip may be thwarted by refusing to guide you two, albeit in different branches.
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Summarizing the above, we can draw the following conclusion: a bus is far from the best way to transport your bike. In principle, this is possible, but in this case you will have to rely on luck and your own social skills. At the same time, the process itself will not be the most pleasant, therefore, it is better to ride a bike on some other mode of transport.
How to transport a bike in public transport without any problems
The reasons for that. and well-established “psychological barrier” in front of metro employees, the presence of potentially dangerous areas (escalators, train tracks, entrance doors, turnstiles). Therefore, in the metro, it is necessary to comply with the requirements of the Safety Rules without fail.
What we need to do to transport a bicycle on the subway?
First. observe the dimensions of luggage (bike in the subway, luggage). Bicycles are officially prohibited from being transported in the metro. Therefore, we need to partially disassemble the bike. Namely. remove the front wheel. If the bike is foldable. we fold and carry it as baggage, having paid for one piece of baggage in advance. In the case when the bike is not folding, we must remove the front wheel, put the bike in the cover, and go through the turnstile, also paying for an additional piece of baggage.
We need the lightest case, with the minimum amount of reinforcement and protection.
If there is no cover. we go with the bike “armpit” and wheel in hand to the turnstile, pay for the fare, go through. At the same time, they should not detain you, because. it is forbidden to transport items longer than 150cm. A bike without a front wheel turns out to be shorter than 150cm. It turns out. you have regular baggage for which you have paid for, no irregularities. It is also especially recommended to dismantle the front wheel out of sight of the metro staff, so as not to raise unnecessary questions. If they start to baffle you with questions, indicate that the bike cannot be transported in this way, that it “very easy to assemble, after descending to the platform”. be polite and calmly answer: “I can’t put the wheel on, I’m taking the bike to the workshop, and I myself can’t assemble it.”. The politeness of the city takes. (C)
Third. be careful and careful when using the escalator. moving steps running by “hurry” can snag parts of the bike. In the trains themselves, you need to behave according to the situation, if there is an opportunity to stand in a corner, so as not to interfere with the boarding and disembarking of passengers. don’t waste your chance to make your trip easier.
And fourth. try not to break the rules of order at the stations, do not ride your bike on the platform. IT’S DANGEROUS and discredits cyclists in general.
If in the case of the metro we are faced with a huge number of difficulties and misunderstandings, then ground transportation offers us, cyclists, much more comfort and loyalty. Starting from the fact that we DO NOT HAVE to pay for one bike for each cyclist (subject to payment of the cyclist’s own fare), ending with the fact that for the carriage of bicycles in land transport, we directly agreed on the fixing points. storage sites.
The rules for the use of ground public transport prescribe the conditions for the carriage of a bicycle: carriage is allowed subject to conditions that exclude inconvenience for the passage of passengers (the bike must be held by a passenger while driving, excluding his spontaneous movement in the cabin). This applies to buses, trolleybuses and trams. That is, we wait for the bus (trolleybus, tram), go to the middle or extreme door, press the button to open the doors, after opening them we go into the salon, and fix the bike on the storage area, pay our fare.
We fix it so as not to cause discomfort to other passengers. To do this, you can use the seat belts of the folding seats on the storage areas of the transport.
Also, it is worth considering travel by commuter trains.
There are no difficulties here, except for the need to quickly get out of the vestibule to the platform and back. no one is safe from unpleasant incidents with closing doors, be careful!
Here are all the simple rules to make it easier for you to transport your bike on public transport! Have a nice ride!;)
Metro and MCC
According to the rules for using the Moscow Metro, bicycles cannot be transported on the subway, with the exception of folding and children’s bicycles. Therefore, a regular bike should be disassembled and packaged.
“There are special bicycle covers. Accordingly, the bike is put into this cover, so it will not stain anyone. As soon as the bike is put into the cover, it becomes luggage,” explained Konstantin Markachev, head of the 32-spoke cycling club.
To do this, you need to remove the front wheel and turn the steering wheel 90 degrees. The frame and all other parts of the bike must be stored in a bag or cover. You can take it for free if the sum of length, width and height is no more than 150 centimeters. In other cases, a separate ticket is required. These rules also apply to the monorail.
Bicycles can be transported in the carriages of the Moscow Central Circle (MCC) free of charge. “There are special parking lots in the carriages,” added Markachev.
They are usually placed in the first and last carriages of the train. You should enter a train with a bicycle through the doors with the corresponding icon, which is duplicated by the floor markings on the platform itself. Special mounts are installed in the bicycle carriage, where you can fix the wheel and sit next to it.
Buses, trolleybuses, electric buses and trams
Bicycles can be transported free of charge in all urban land transport at the rate of one bike per person. It is better to carry the bike through the middle doors after the passengers have left the passenger compartment.
You should put your iron horse on the storage area so as not to interfere with other people in the cabin. It is also recommended to hold it while driving and refrain from traveling during rush hours.
MCD, aeroexpress and train
You can take the iron horse to the MCD free of charge. For convenience, the Ivolga trains have special fasteners, which are located in the head carriages, four in each. To carry a bicycle along routes with diameters within the boundaries of the Central and Suburb zones, you must issue a free ticket at the ticket offices at MCD stations.
Similar rules apply to electric trains. You can transport a bike in the vestibule or in the train cabin for free from 11:00 to 16:00 and from 21:00 to 06:00, since there are few passengers at this time. To do this, before the trip, you need to get a free bike ticket at a suburban ticket office or from a vending machine.
“There is quite a lot of space in the trains near the front seats,” Markachev emphasized.
In addition, he recalled that during rush hours you will have to pay for transporting a bicycle. Depending on the route and the number of trips, the ticket will cost at least 60 rubles. over, if you have a subscription ticket for a month, then you can use the “Velooption” and transport your bike at a discount.
With a two-wheeled friend, they will be allowed into the Aeroexpress for free. however, it will have to be transported in the vestibule of the train.