MAYVILLE – CARTS buses serving Jamestown, Falconer, Celoron and Lakewood will now be able to transport riders with bicycles thanks to a grant from the Chautauqua County Health Network. Transit bike racks have been mounted on the 4 city route buses and are ready for service.
Funding for the bike racks came from the Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work & Play initiative of the NYS Health Department. The initiative, now in its fifth year, is being administered locally by the Chautauqua County Health Network and aims to reduce chronic disease by promoting more active lifestyles, as well as healthy foods.
CARTS mounted a transit rack on the two Dunkirk city buses in northern Chautauqua County last year and saw some rider usage. They are hoping for additional ridership with the good weather finally here.