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Old 03-10-16, 12:58 PM
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Open Streets Windsor 7/17 and 9/18 2016

A ways off ,but something to look forward to. Calendar marked!

Unfortunately ,no public means to get your bike across the Detroit/Windsor border.



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A ways off ,but something to look forward to. Calendar marked!

Unfortunately ,no public means to get your bike across the Detroit/Windsor border.



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I never understood why they didn't put bike racks on the tunnel shuttle bus, unless they have done it in the last decade. It would be about that long since I drove through the tunnel, but I used to do it quite regularly prior to that.
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There are bike racks on some of the Tunnel buses. The excuse I was given for NOT being able to use them was they increased the length of the bus and making the turns at the the ends of the tunnel would be difficult .

I can remember way back(70's) when Transit Windsor had a commercial saying that they allowed bikes on the bus.

I once asked a driver ,he was ok with me bringing my bike on his bus for the crossing. But he told me that I may not be able to bring it back since other drivers might not allow it. I was only inquiring and didn't go.

Right now it appears that the only option for getting your bike on the Tunnel Shuttle is for it to be in a bag.

From the Transit Windsor site:
Bikes: Due to licensing regulations, bike racks cannot be deployed during Tunnel Bus services, including transportation to Comerica Park or Ford Field. You may disassemble your bike and board the bus with it in a bike bag. Note: If the bus is full, bringing the bike bag on board is allowed only at the discretion of the driver.

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Originally Posted by detroitjim
There are bike racks on some of the Tunnel buses. The excuse I was given for NOT being able to use them was they increased the length of the bus and making the turns at the the ends of the tunnel would be difficult .

I can remember way back(70's) when Transit Windsor had a commercial saying that they allowed bikes on the bus.

I once asked a driver ,he was ok with me bringing my bike on his bus for the crossing. But he told me that I may not be able to bring it back since other drivers might not allow it. I was only inquiring and didn't go.

Right now it appears that the only option for getting your bike on the Tunnel Shuttle is for it to be in a bag.

From the Transit Windsor site:
Bikes: Due to licensing regulations, bike racks cannot be deployed during Tunnel Bus services, including transportation to Comerica Park or Ford Field. You may disassemble your bike and board the bus with it in a bike bag. Note: If the bus is full, bringing the bike bag on board is allowed only at the discretion of the driver.
I used to pull tanker trailers through the tunnel with conventional tractors that had a wheelbase nearly as long as that of a transit bus, and while the curves at the Detroit end are tight, any driver that can't get a transit bus around them needs the practice.
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