Stroller Examples ACCEPTABLE Dimensions: 107cm (42”) Long X 57cm (22.5”) Wide X 102cm (40”) High Passengers boarding with bicycles are directed to stow bikes in: • Wheel chair area as long as this area is not being utilized by anyone noted in the Priority Seating • The large open area near the rear door. Bicycles are the sole responsibility of the passenger. Request to board with a bicycle may be denied if passenger safety is at risk. Stroller Dimensions: 104cm (41”) High X 51cm (20”) Wide X 71cm (28”) Deep TOO LARGE Dimensions: 62 cm (24.5”) wide X 114 cm (45”) high X 120 cm (47”) long Stroller Dimensions: 147 cm (58”) long X 61 cm (24”) wide X 123132 cm (48-52”) high If you have any questions about riding North Bay Transit with a baby stroller or a bicycle please contact: North Bay Transit 705705-474474-0400 Monday Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Closed on statutory holidays) http://northbay.ca/transit Length from Wheel to Handle: 120 cm (47 inches) Width from Wheel to Wheel: 66 cm (26 inches) STROLLERS BICYCLES on Transit Buses Strollers and Bicycles on the Bus! Respect other Passengers Every day thousands of passengers ride our buses in North Bay. Many of these passengers require or request the front seating area behind the driver that provides a wide aisle with seats that fold up. The following is intended to clarify some of the issues that arise from sharing this limited accessible seating area: Priority Seating on North Bay Transit (in order of priority): 1. People using mobility aids such as wheelchairs and scooters. 2. Persons with disabilities, seniors in need (age 65 or older), people with walkers. 3. Children in strollers & bicycles Note: children in strollers and bicycles will be accommodated, however, should anyone noted in priority (1) or (2) require the accessible seating area, you will be asked to move to another seat. Play buggies such as plastic pull-along cars, wagon carts and strollers not carrying children are not subject to the same privileges. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Is my stroller too large for the bus? The maximum size for a stroller is 61 centimetres (24”) wide by 122 centimetres (48”) long. Oversized strollers must be folded before boarding the buses. An oversized stroller is anything larger than the single sized stroller measurements as stated above and includes jogging strollers. Why do seniors and people with disabilities have priority over strollers at the front of the bus? It is a requirement under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Can I fit my stroller into a bus that already already has both the wheelchair/scooter areas occupied? Yes, if the stroller is small and can fit into the seating area without extending into the aisle. Will the driver lower the bus; can I use the ramp to board the bus? If you request that the bus be knelt or the ramp be deployed, the driver will do so. Remember, you may still be required to collapse your stroller or move to the back once on board. A FEW TIPS FOR A QUICKER AND SAFER TRIP Using the front of the bus provides seniors with quick access to a seat and handholds. This reduces their risk of falling when the bus is moving. A light fall can result in a devastating life-changing injury to seniors. For persons with vision loss, this location is vital to hear the driver and to accommodate a guide dog. • Have your fare ready before the bus arrives. Let passengers exit first. I don’t don’t own a car and I need to take my child to the grocery store with me. How can I fold up the stroller and carry all the groceries onto the bus? • When space permits, children may remain in a stroller. Keep strollers out of the aisle and lock the wheels. If you plan your trip to avoid peak periods you may find that you can avoid this problem. Consider a back pack style child carrier as an alternative to a stroller or using a smaller stroller while carrying your groceries in a back pack. Be prepared that in some circumstances you may need to wait for a later bus to accommodate you. If the accessible area is occupied, you may be asked to wait for the next available bus. The bus driver has discretion to request the passenger move the stroller, bundle buggy or bicycle to a safe location, if they feel the stroller, bundle buggy or bicycle is compromising safety of passengers. • Let the driver know right away if you need the bus to kneel or you need the ramp. Hold on to your stroller at all times! • If you take your child out of the stroller, then please fold the stroller to avoid taking up more seats than necessary. • When the bus approaches your stop let the driver know that you will be getting off. • To avoid tipping your child out of the stroller, board the bus forward and leave the bus backwards .