Key West Department of Transportation's (KWDoT) Bikes On Buses (BOB) Program allows customers to take a bicycle on the bus by securing it onto a bicycle rack attached to the front of every city bus. Review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the BOB program and loading/unloading instructions.
Folding portable bicycles and folding portable electric scooters are allowed on the bus. These compact bikes can be folded and carried alongside a rider without occupying space on the busy shuttle.
Simple Bike Loading Instructions
- The passenger prepares their bike by removing any detachable or loose items. They inform the bus operator that they will be loading their bike.
- The passenger then squeezes, pulls on the silver latch, and pulls down the folded rack. One hand is needed for this operation while the other (hand) grips the bike.
- Load the bike onto the rack from the curbside, fitting the wheels into the designated slots. Each tire should be resting in the space.
- Finally, raise the support arm over the front tire to secure the bike. The support arm should be resting on the tire itself.
- When departing the bus, the passenger should remind the bus operator that they are removing their bike and leaving through the front door.
- The passenger should raise the support arm off the tire when unloading their bike. They should then move the support arm down and out of the way.
- After lifting the bike out of the rack, the passenger needs to return the rack to the upright position if there isn't another bike in the rack.