Bike & Bus

Every Topeka Metro fixed route bus is equipped with a front rack that holds three bicycles.  Instructions for use are printed on the bicycle rack.  The bus bicycle  racks are available on a first come, first served basis.  Bicycles are allowed inside the bus.  


It is your responsibility to load and unload your bicycle.  The Bus Operator cannot assist you.  Bicycles may be loaded or unloaded at any bus stop.  Upon return to Quincy Station, bicycles left on board will be turned over to the Topeka Police Department.


Bicycle racks hold most two-wheeled bicycles with 16-inch or larger diameter wheels.  Children's bicycles cannot be accommodated.  Bicycles with child carriers or no-spoke wheels cannot be put on the rack, and some bikes with wide handlebars or long wheelbases won’t fit.  Mopeds, recreational scooters, and electric or gasoline-powered bikes are not allowed on the rack or inside the bus.  Cyclists assume all responsibility for any damage and/or injury that occurs as a result of their bicycle being on Topeka Metro property.  Bicycle  racks are also available at Quincy Street Station, but bicycles must not be left there overnight.

Shopping Cart Guidelines

Topeka Metro is sharing our guidelines for transporting groceries and having a portable, collapsible shopping cart on the Topeka Metro buses.  Because safety is our #1 concern, and we want to avoid tripping hazards for our passengers, we have posted the shopping cart guidelines listed below:


  • Carry-on items must be placed in your lap or under your seat.
  • Items must not take up another seat on the bus, and items cannot block aisles or exits.
  • Collapsible carts larger than 2’x2′ will not be allowed on the bus. Carts cannot block aisles or exits.
  • We recommend backpacks and sturdy, reusable shopping bags as good ways to transport your items.

Carts can be purchased from Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and other retail stores as well as online, and range in price from $25 to $60.


Below are photos of the collapsible cart itself; $65 worth of groceries that can go into a cart; and the $65 groceries bagged and placed in the cart to show how they can be transported.

Example of Collapsible Grocery Cart