Personal electric bikes allowed on local buses beginning March 26, 2024

Beginning Tuesday, March 26, VIA Metropolitan Transit passengers traveling with personal electric bikes may bring them on bus trips, a move that allows commuters better options for their first- and last-mile transportation.

E-bikes will be allowed for transport in the same fashion as traditional bicycles — on external bike racks on VIA buses and on internal racks on VIA’s Prímo buses. During transport on VIA vehicles, e-bike batteries must remain attached to the bicycle frame and powered off. E-bikes may not be charged using any power sources on VIA vehicles.

“This is another positive step toward ensuring people have convenient, affordable transportation options that integrate micro-transit for more complete trips,” VIA President/CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt said. “E-bikes are growing in popularity for commuters and can be a great option for people to start and finish their trips that incorporate public transit.”

Commercially owned e-bikes, public rentals or phone-app-based e-bikes are not permitted. Customers who transport e-bikes must also follow all VIA policies applicable to traditional bicycles as well.

For more information, visit our How to Ride page.