We’re welcoming Catalina to the crew with our latest issue of Cap-tivities!
This issue is all about hitting the road by MetroBike to experience the sights and sounds of the city, up close and personal. Join Catalina for a wheelie fun variety of cycling-themed word games, coloring pages, mazes and even a basket-full of Cap Laughs you can share with your friends.
Like a Matryoshka doll designed to get you out of your car and onto two wheels, this month nests a special day inside a special week inside a special month. May is National Bike Month, next week is National Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day is May 19.
Capital Metro is doing its part to help make it all happen. We’re proud of the fact that the League of American Bicyclists has rated Capital Metro as a Gold-Level Bike Friendly Business and are doing our best to improve on that rating.
Capital Metro cares about our cycling community. We recognize there are unique needs when it comes to combining bikes+transit.
We know our cyclist riders need and want safe and simple storage and convenient boarding options on our buses and trains.
Capital Metro wants to support these alternative commuting experiences. That’s why need YOUR input and ideas!
If you are a Capital Metro rider and/or live in the service area, please take a moment to complete this survey and help us continue to improve your travel choices for getting to/from the bus and/or train.
Please join Capital Metro on March 3 as we explore cycling amenities, how to use bike+transit and listen to your feedback on future improvements.
Capital Metro is building 6 new MetroBike Shelters to provide more secure overnight or daily bike parking at major access points to bus and train routes.
Like the MetroBike Shelter already open at Kramer Station, these new shelters will make it safer and more secure to use transit without the having to take a bike onto a bus or train.
The new MetroBike Shelters are being constructed at:
Tech Ridge Park & Ride
MLK Jr. Station
Plaza Saltillo Station
South Congress Transit Center
For an introductory cost of only $30/year, you can purchase a MetroBike Access Card online to be mailed out within the week. Cards are valid beginning the month of purchase. This card will access any of the MetroBike Shelters around town. Daily card access extends from 5:00AM to 1:30AM.
Once inside, the cyclist locks their bike to a rack with their own bike lock. The shelter provides protection from the sun and rain, and provides a higher level of security with 24-hour camera surveillance and lighting.
A helpful repair stand with tools and air pump with gauge inside each shelter makes it easier to combine your bike and Capital Metro commute.
Free bike racks will remain available outside these shelters.
Construction is underway at all new locations, and the shelters will open before the summer heat returns (Opening date to be announced soon). These shelters are made possible through an FTA Livability grant with match funding provided by the City of Austin. For more info go to http://www.capmetro.org/metrobike.