Accessible Transit on the Low-floor Bus
WAVE Transit's low-floor buses are equipped to carry two wheelchairs
or one scooter. For passengers who have difficulty with stairs,
the front of the bus can be lowered to within 25 cm (9.8 in)
of the road surface (or about 10 cm from the sidewalk).
Passengers using mobility aids like wheelchairs and scooters
can board and exit the bus only at accessible bus stops. Undesignated
bus stops present a variety of problems for the bus ramp and
for mobility aids.
To find out if a bus stop is wheelchair accessible, call Transit
Information at 604-932-4020.
Not all types of mobility devices fit within the limited space
on a bus. Passengers who are unfamiliar with the low-floor bus
can call 604-932-4020 for boarding demonstrations.
Mobility Aids on board the Low-floor
Maximum mobility aid dimensions that can be safely accommodated
on low-floor buses:
Length: 76cm/30 inches
Width: 73cm/29 inches
Evaluation of mobility aids and passenger orientation to the
low-floor bus can be arranged by calling 604-932-4020.
Courtesy on the Accessible Buses
We can keep the ride pleasant and safe for as many people as
possible if we all observe the following guidelines:
- Please keep priority seating at the front of the bus free
for people using mobility aids, people with disabilities,
people with children in strollers and seniors.
A person in a wheelchair or scooter has priority in these seating
locations at all times.
- Other mobility aids like walkers are permitted on the bus
as long as they do not block the aisle or affect the safety
of other passengers. Walkers do not normally need to be collapsed,
but passengers should fully apply the braking system where
available. In cases where priority seating is unavailable
(such as if a person using a wheelchair boards the bus), an
affected passenger should collapse his or her walker (where
possible) and move to another available seat.
- Passengers travelling with youngsters in strollers can
simply wheel the stroller onto any low-floor accessible bus.
Just park the stroller in the wheelchair spot. Once you're
on board, leave the child in the stroller or sit the child
on your lap. Or fold the stroller up and place it between
- Small two-wheel shopping carts are permitted on the bus
provided there is space available and that the carts fit between
seats and do not block the aisle. Larger carts and four-wheel
buggies are not allowed on the bus.
- Passengers may transport baggage and parcels on the bus
as long as they accept responsibility for carrying and handling
their items, and the parcels do not block aisles or affect
passenger safety. Safe places to carry items are on your lap,
below your seat, andwhere safe to do soon the
wheel well behind the driver.
- Please exit through the rear doors whenever possible.
- For everyone's safety, please listen to and follow your