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Since 2005, Connecticut has seen a 25%+ increase in commuter cycling, including cyclists who utilize public transit as part of their commute. Riders are using trails, buses and trains, to make the connections they need during their cycling commute.

Commuter Cyclist

Photo Credit: iStock

 

Other cyclists use the bus, along with their bike, to get to farmer’s markets, the library, school and other destinations. Some people are using the Pequonnock River Trail and other bike trails to cycle from nearby towns like Monroe and Trumbull to get downtown or to connect with the bus.

 

Below are some resources and information for people who cycle and use GBT.


 

Bus Bike Racks

All GBT buses are equipped to carry your bicycle. Racks are located on the front of the bus. Our bike racks can accommodate a wide variety of bicycles and the loading time is minimal. Bike racks are "first come, first serve" with a two-bike maximum per bus.

 

How to Load and Unload Your Bike

 

Loading a Bike:

  • Be off your bike and waiting at the bus stop so the driver will recognize you as a passenger. Remove all loose items, water bottles, pumps, etc. before loading your bike on the rack.
  • After the bus has come to a complete stop, and you are sure that the driver sees you, move to the bike rack at the front of the bus.
  • Load the bike from the curb side ONLY and never the traffic side of the bus. Remember to make eye contact with the driver!
  • Squeeze up on the chrome release that is located in the middle of the handle and lower the rack from its upright position.

Unloading a Bike:

  • Don't forget your bike!
  • Inform the bus driver that you will be unloading your bike as the bus approaches your stop.
  • Use the front door to exit the bus.
  • Unload your bike from the curb side, never the traffic side. Remember to make eye contact with the driver!
  • Raise the support arm off the front tire and fold it down to its original position.
  • Lift your bike off the rack.
  • Squeeze up on the chrome release that is located in the middle of the handle and raise the rack to its upright position.
  • Step away from the bus to the curb with your bike, wait until the bus leaves.
  • Never proceed directly in front of the bus into traffic.



Pequonnock River Trail Bus Stops

 

A 16-mile, multi-use linear trail that runs from the Newtown line through Monroe and Trumbull and into Bridgeport, through downtown to Seaside Park on Long Island Sound.

Pequonnock River Trail

Photo Credit: Drew Talbot

 

There are more than 20 stops along the trail where riders can access the bus. Here is a list of stops>>




CTrides Commuter Connections


If you're working or living in Connecticut, you have a lot of options to help you save money, reduce wear and tear on your car and even get extra time to read, work or simply sit back and relax when commuting to work or school. Instead of driving alone, try a carpool, vanpool or ride the bus or train. You may even want to speak to your manager to see if teleworking is an option. Visit CTrides to find out more>>



Save the Date!

TOD Community Meetings in September
Join us to learn about the long term transit plan for the region, including high frequency and new bus service, transit corridors, and other transit improvements.

Transit Oriented Development


TUESDAY September 22, 2015 • Evening - Time to be Announced
Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA
790 Central Ave Bridgeport, CT 06607


WEDNESDAY September 23, 2015 • Evening - Time to be Announced
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT 06604



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Apr 13, 2017

Good Friday Service
On Friday, April 14, Good Friday, GBT will be operating a Saturday schedule, with Routes 23 and 22x still operating.


Servicio el Viernes Santo
El viernes 14 de abril (Viernes Santo), GBT cumplirá el horario de los sábados, y las Rutas 23 y 22x seguirán operando.



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