TransPro Consulting has announced the release of the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) new national guide, “Bicycle & Transit Integration: A Practical Guide Transit Agency Guide to Bicycle Integration and Equitable Mobility.”

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This comprehensive report is the product of two years of collaboration between over 30 transit agencies and non-governmental organizations across the country, including New York Bicycling Coalition.

NYBC’s own Consulting Projects Manager, Dan Suraci, AICP, led the development of this extensive project that gathered best practices and strategies for extending the reach of various public transit methods by integrating bicycles with existing methods.

“We wanted to help any transit agency that wants to increase their reach by welcoming bicycle use, whether they’re just beginning to address ridership, or exploring options to increase their existing service,” said Suraci, who is the principal author of the 100 page final report.

“Every transit system works within a unique community and regulatory context, so we’ve included a wide variety of resources. There are decision-making frameworks for planners and local decision-makers, and case studies that cover more than 35 transit agencies across North America.”

According to Suraci, bicycles have the potential to extend the reach of public transit systems by 1-5 miles from any transit stop by offering services and facilities that cater to nearby bike commuters. Integrating bicycles into their services makes transit agencies more competitive as a viable mobility option for larger populations.

The guide includes best practices and case study examples for bike parking at transit stops, carrying bikes on board transit vehicles, integrating with bike share programs, helping commuters find safe routes to transit stops, and more.

Download your own copy of the report.

For more information, contact Dan Suraci at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.