July 28, 2011

The TTC is introducing three more accessible bus routes to its surface network.

Starting on Sunday, July 31, the 59 Maple Leaf, 141 Downtown/Mt Pleasant Express and 171 Mt Dennis bus routes will become wheelchair and scooter friendly. These routes will be served by low-floor, kneeling buses equipped with a flip ramp. This change makes 169 of the TTC’s 171 bus routes wheelchair and scooter friendly.

Accessible buses can be identified by blue lights on either side of the front destination sign, and the blue international wheelchair symbol displayed above the front right bumper next to the entrance door. All fully accessible buses include two wheelchair/scooter positions.

The same three routes will also become bike-rack-equipped on July 31, bringing the total number of bus routes that are bike-racked to 162. Nearly 1,800 bike-rack-equipped – and accessible – buses are running on the bus network. All new TTC buses come equipped with bike racks, which can carry two bicycles at a time.

The remaining two bus routes – 52 Lawrence West and 352 Lawrence West Blue Night – are scheduled to become accessible and bike friendly within the next year.

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