Combining different modes of active transportation with transit service is a great way, and green way to get around the city. 

Edmonton Transit Service gives cyclists the option of putting their bicycles on the rack on the front of the bus or taking their bicycles on the LRT. ETS also has bicycle parking at several of its transit centres and LRT stations, along with bicycle storage lockers at Century Park and Belvedere.

Century Park Bike Storage

Century Park Transit Centre has a new space to store your bicycle safely. The bike storage facility is first-come, first-served and is used at your own risk. There is no cost to using this space and users will need a lock to secure their bike.

A scan card is needed to use the space which provides 24/7 access. There is a $10 deposit fee for the card itself, which will be refunded when the card is returned. If a card is lost, users will need to pay a $10 replacement fee. The original $10 deposit will be forfeited.

To register for a scan card, please download and  fill out the agreement or pick one up at the Edmonton Service Centre. This agreement can only be submitted in person at the Edmonton Service Centre and is not available to submit online. 

The bike storage facility can accommodate bikes with up to a 27" - 29" wheel size and cargo/long bikes as long as space permits. Electric bikes are also permitted, but only with sealed gel, lithium ion or NiCad batteries.

Items that are not permitted:

  • Electric bikes with liquid lead acid batteries
  • Tandem and recumbent bikes
  • Scooters

If the access card is not working or is lost, users must fill out the online deactivation request form. In the event of a lost or stolen card, users will need to go back to the Edmonton Service Centre to obtain a new card. Please note the room can only be accessed with an activated card and can not be opened by transit security or a peace officer. The access card cannot be suspended if not in use.

Report stolen property to Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567.

The new bike storage facility is a 2023 pilot project and is expected to last one year. Based on the outcome of the pilot, the City will consider expanding bike storage facilities at Century Park and/or other transit centres.

Please Note: ETS is not responsible for damages incurred or caused to bicycles on ETS property.

Bikes on Buses

All Edmonton Transit buses are equipped with bike racks except the Route 560 (Spruce Grove/Edmonton), 747 (Edmonton International Airport) and On Demand Transit buses. Bikes are not permitted on regional routes operating on highways outside of Edmonton due to safety concerns with the bike rack equipment.

Bike racks on buses have the following limitations:

  • Weigh less than 25 kg (55 lbs)
  • Wheels must fit properly in the bike rack:
    • Max Wheelbase 44"
    • Max Tire Width 2.35"
    • Tire diameter between 20" and 29"
  • Riders using an electric bike must remove the battery and bring it on the bus
  • Recreational electric scooters are not permitted on bike racks, as they do not fit properly on the rack.

Using the rack is easy. Loading and unloading your bike takes approximately 20 seconds. Easy-to-follow instructions are printed directly on the rack.

The bike rack holds two bicycles. Space on the bike rack is first-come, first-served. If the bike rack is full, you will have to wait for the next bus.

Bicycles, including folding bicycles, are not allowed inside the bus for safety reasons. 

ETS is not responsible for damages caused by or to bicycles on ETS property.

Easy On!

Bicycles are loaded and unloaded individually from the curb side of the bus. Before the bus arrives, get your bike ready for loading by removing any loose objects (like water bottles and pumps) that could fall off while the bus is in motion. Indicate to the operator from the curb that you will be loading your bike on the front rack.

Cyclists are responsible for properly securing their own bikes to the rack. For safety reasons, the operator cannot leave the bus to help load or unload bikes.

  1. Squeeze handle up to release latch; then fold down the bike rack
  2. Lift your bike onto the bike rack, fitting the tires into the wheel slots. Each slot is labelled for front and rear wheels.
  3. Pull the support arm out and up over the top of the front tire to secure it in place

Board the bus and pay your fare. Your bike rides free!

Easy Off!

Before you reach your stop, tell the operator you will be unloading your bike, then exit by the front door.

  1. Pull the support arm out and down over the front tire to release it
  2. Lift your bike out of the bike rack
  3. Fold up the rack to the locked position if the rack is empty and no one else is waiting to load their bike

Please allow passengers with bicycles who are leaving the bus to remove their bicycles first, before loading another bike.

Specs for Bikes on Buses

Bike Specifications Carrying Capacity 2 bikes
Max Tire Width 2.35"
Max Wheelbase 44"
Wheel Diameter 20"-29"

* Due to mechanical failure or other technical challenge, there may be occasions when a bus does not have a bike rack.

Bikes on LRT

Bicycles areallowed on the LRT at all times of day. Riders will need to dismount, and walk their bicycle on LRT platforms.

It's as Easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Please walk your bike in LRT stations and vehicles. You may use stairs, escalators or elevators (except where noted) providing you yield to the right-of-way of others. Hold onto your bike at all times when using stairs, escalators or elevators
  2. You pay the regular ETS fare while your bike rides free!
  3. Please enter and exit through the middle doors of the LRT vehicle. The bent poles at the doors allow for easier access. Please allow other passengers to exit and enter the LRT first. Green signs are posted on the LRT doors to show which ones to use

Remember to…

Please stay with your bicycle at all times while in LRT stations and vehicles. Stand beside your bike and hold onto it while riding the LRT.

Do not:

  • Straddle or sit on your bike
  • Prop your bicycle up against an LRT seat, door or any place else that might cause damage or injury
  • Chain your bicycle to a pole, seat, or other equipment in an LRT station or vehicle.

Please ensure no mud or grease drops from your bicycle onto LRT stations, vehicles or other passengers.

ETS may, at any time, refuse entrance to cyclists due to crowded trains or platforms, or unsafe conditions (before or after a concert or football game). Regulations for bicycle travel on the LRT are governed by a City of Edmonton - Conduct of Transit Passengers - Bylaw No. 8353. ETS is not responsible for damages incurred or caused to bicycles on ETS property.

Bicycle Parking at ETS Facilities

Bicycle parking areas are available at many Transit Centres and LRT Stations. Cyclists are responsible for securely locking their bicycles in the racks. The following Transit Centres and LRT Stations have bike racks.

  • Belvedere LRT Station
  • Belvedere Transit Centre
  • Century Park Transit Centre
  • Clareview LRT Station
  • Coliseum LRT Station
  • Government Centre LRT Station
  • Mill Woods Transit Centre
  • South Campus LRT Station
  • Southgate Transit Centre
  • Stadium LRT Station
  • Westmount Transit Centre

ETS also has bicycle storage lockers at South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park and Leger transit centres, as part of a pilot project. There are 3 metal storage lockers at each location, and they are first come, first served. Each locker can store one adult-sized bicycle. Cyclists need to supply their own padlocks for the outside of the locker. There is no charge to use a storage locker.

ETS is not responsible for damages incurred or caused to bicycles on ETS property.

E-scooters on ETS

E-scooters may be parked at a transit centre in areas designated for bike parking. E-scooters cannot obstruct other bikes or bike racks.

Do not park an e-scooter inside a transit centre, in the car stalls at transit centres, or on an LRT platform.

Non-motorized scooters are allowed on LRT and bus.

Learn about e-scooter rules in Edmonton

On the LRT
E-scooters are allowed on the LRT at all times of the day. The same rules apply to e-scooters as to bikes. Riders will need to dismount from their e-scooter. Do not ride an e-scooter inside an LRT station or on the LRT platform. Please note the meter on the e-scooter may continue to run while riding the LRT.

On the Bus
E-scooters are not allowed on buses or the bike racks on the front of buses.