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33 FIGURE 26 Bicycle rack on vanpool vehicle--Regional Transportation District (Denver). Mountain Transit System Bicycle Services Town of Breckenridge Free Ride--Breckenridge, Colorado The town of Breckenridge allows bicycles on buses that run to and from local ski resorts (see Figure 27). This augments transit services for people commuting around Breckenridge and also provides trans- portation access to recreational destinations. Breckenridge Free Ride is especially convenient for recreational cyclists looking to ride down- hill during the ski resorts' summer season. Local resorts accommo- date bicycles on chairlifts during the summer for downhill riding. FIGURE 28 BC Transit (Victoria) on-demand transit provides bike racks on community buses that can be used during BICYCLES ON ON-DEMAND TRANSIT daylight hours. In communities where the demand for transit service is low owing to population density or other factors, on-demand transit may be a more cost-effective method of operation for transit. Although the transit vehicles are typically smaller, the transit provider. On-demand transit services may employ bicycles can still be accommodated with front-mounted bicy- smaller transit vehicles than fixed-route or fixed-schedule cle racks. On-Demand Transit Bicycle Services BC Transit--Victoria, British Columbia, Canada In rural areas surrounding Victoria, British Columbia, on-demand tran- sit service provides transportation to residents who do not live within comfortable walking distance of regular transit stops. Using modified vans called community buses, BC Transit allows deviations from fixed-route and fixed-schedule service to be requested in areas of low population density. The community buses used by BC Transit are out- fitted with the same racks that are mounted on the front of BC Tran- sit's 200 conventional transit buses (see Figure 28). However, front- mounted bicycles on the community buses block the headlights, which limits the time that bicyclists may use the service to daylight hours. BC Transit currently operates four community buses in the Greater Victoria metropolitan area. On-demand service is offered in the suburbs of Colwood, Langford, and Metchosin (these communi- ties have populations of between 5,000 and 20,000). Accommodat- ing bicyclists with on-demand transit provides rural customers with FIGURE 27 Bicycles are allowed on buses that run to and from an amenity that might otherwise only be offered in a more urban local ski resorts--Breckenridge (Colorado) Free Ride. setting.