Access by Bike

“Multimodal” transit refers to multiple ways by which you can conveniently reach your destination. That could involve any combination of riding transit, driving, walking, rolling or biking. METRO is committed to helping transform Houston into a multimodal city. We make it easy for cyclists to access and ride METRO by allowing bikes on board all bus and rail vehicles. We're also creating and improving bike lanes, installing stations for on-the-go bike repair and building more bike parking areas near transit.

Scroll down for information about how to bring your bike on board, bike parking at METRO facilities, locations of bike repair stations and answers to common questions.

Bikes onboard a METRORail train

Bikes on Board

 

Cyclist securing bike to bike rack on the front of a METRO local bus.

Buses

All METRO local buses have a bike rack on the front bumper that accommodates two bikes. It's easy to load your bike and snap it down to secure it. On a Park & Ride commuter express bus, you can store your bike in the baggage compartment where luggage is normally stored.

Rider rolling bike aboard a METRORail train.

METRORail and METRORapid

On METRORail, simply roll your bike on board. You can hold it or fasten it to a wall hook at either the first or last door of every rail car. There’s a two-bike limit per train to ensure the best use of this valuable space. On METRORapid, roll your bike on board through the rear doors and hold the bike. There are no wall hooks on METRORapid.

Bike Parking

METRO makes it easy for you to park your bike and get on board. Every Park & Ride lot has loop parking. You’ll just need to bring your own bike lock. Tap your region below to find additional bike parking spaces at METRO facilities near you.

LocationNumber of bike spacesCovered?
Burnett Transit Center station (Red Line)15Yes
Central Station Main station (Red Line)10No
Downtown Transit Center station (Red Line)11No
EaDo station eastbound (Green Line)30No
EaDo Station westbound (Green Line)16No
Magnolia Park Transit Center station (Green Line)7No
Main Street Square station southbound (Red Line)13No
Preston station northbound (Red Line)18No
Quitman / Near Northside station northbound (Red Line)9No
TMC Transit Center station (Red Line)12No


Bicycle storage racks are located at the following stations along the METRORail Red Line:

  • Downtown Transit Center
  • Fannin South
  • TMC Transit Center
  • Wheeler Transit Center

Bike repair stations are located at:

  • Cavalcade station (Red Line)
  • Lindale Park station (Red Line)
  • TSU / UH station (Purple Line)
  • Wheeler station (Red Line)
LocationNumber of bike spacesCovered?
Bay Area Park & Ride lot8Yes
Eastex Park & Ride lot10No
Fifth Ward / Denver Harbor Transit Center21No
Kashmere Transit Center10Yes
Kuykendahl Park & Ride lot10No
Maxey Road Park & Ride lot10No
North Shepherd Park & Ride lot10No
Northline Transit Center / HCC station (Red Line)9Yes
Spring Park & Ride lot10No
Townsen Park & Ride lot10No
LocationNumber of bike spacesCovered?
Acres Homes Transit Center10No
Cypress Park & Ride lot5Yes
Northwest Station Park & Ride lot10No
Seton Lake Park & Ride lot10No
West Little York Park & Ride lot8Yes
LocationNumber of bike spacesCovered?
Fannin South Transit Center5No
Hiram Clarke Transit Center10No
LocationNumber of bike spacesCovered?
Eastwood Transit Center10Yes
Fuqua Park & Ride lot10No
Monroe Park & Ride lot10Yes
South Point Park & Ride lot10Yes
LocationNumber of bike spacesCovered?
Bellaire Transit Center5No
Missouri City Park & Ride lot5No
West Bellfort Park & Ride lot14Yes
West Loop Park & Ride lot20No
Westwood Park & Ride lot6Yes
LocationNumber of bike spacesCovered?
Addicks Park & Ride lot10Yes
Gessner Park & Ride lot9No
Grand Parkway Park & Ride lot5Yes
Hillcroft Park & Ride lot6No
Kingsland Park & Ride lot10No
Mission Bend Transit Center10Yes
Westchase Park & Ride lot5No
BCycle on METRORail Red Line station platform.

No bike? No problem. You can rent one from Houston BCycle at any of their B-stations, including many along the METRORail Red Line.

Common Questions

Bikes on METRO

Yes.

All our local buses have a bike rack on the front bumper that accommodates two bikes. It's easy to load your bike and snap it down to secure it.

On a Park & Ride commuter express bus, you can store your bike in the baggage compartment marked with a bicycle symbol.

Yes.

Simply roll your bike on board. You can hold it or fasten it to a wall hook at either the first or last door of every rail car. There’s a two-bike limit per train to ensure the best use of this valuable space.

Yes.

Roll your bike on board through the two rear doors and hold the bike. There are no wall hooks on METRORapid, as there are on METRORail.

METRO Rules

Cyclists are prohibited from riding bicycles in the station areas, corridors, on platforms or in any covered areas.

Cyclists are responsible for their own bicycles and all actions, injuries, losses and/or damages resulting from their bicycles in station platform areas and on board vehicles.

Cyclists under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult. If cyclists violate METRO policy, they may be asked to remove their bicycles from the station areas, platforms or trains.

Bike Parking

Yes. Many METRO facilities offer loop parking spots. Some even offer covered parking. A complete list of bike parking locations, divided by region, is found on the Accessing METRO by Bike page

METRO Police patrol parking lots periodically but don’t monitor them around the clock, so we can’t guarantee the security of your bike. METRO isn’t responsible for any damage to bikes.

No. You’ll need to bring your own bike lock.

Biker Safety

We’ve made investments in people, equipment, technology and education campaigns to help protect and promote your safety when biking around METRO vehicles.

We’re also a partner of Vision Zero Houston – working with other organizations to help improve safety and accessibility of streets and sidewalks. The goal is to end traffic deaths and serious injuries caused by crashes on Houston roads by the year 2030.

Stop. Look. Listen.

That’s especially important around METRORail lines. Trains travel along the street and are very quiet. Here are some things you can do to protect yourself and those around you:

  • Pay attention to and obey all traffic signs and signals 
  • Never enter an intersection against the traffic lights – you could be issued a ticket
  • Never stop on the tracks
  • Listen for train whistles, bells and horns
  • Cross the tracks only at designated crossings and only when it’s safe to do so
  • Never ride or walk your bicycle around lowered crossing gates, as this indicates that a train is approaching
  • Look both ways before crossing the tracks – as trains travel in both directions
  • Never race a train or try to beat the train to a crossing

In Texas, helmets aren’t required for adults. But in Houston, children under the age of 18 must always wear approved bicycle helmets, as riders or passengers.

Rider Tools

Below are some tools to make your METRO riding experience easier and more convenient.

Plan Your Trip

Travel Preference

Interactive System Map

A tool to find METRO transit services near you

Questions and Answers

Valuable information to help you ride

Savings Calculator

Compare your cost of driving vs. what it would cost to ride METRO - and see how much money you'd save each month.

link to the Apple app store to download the RideMETRO app

RideMETRO App

An all-in-one toolkit with everything you need to ride METRO bus and rail services, including contactless fare payments.

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