Here’s a photo of the King County Metro employee parking area in Washington state.
The photographer — a bike riding bus driver for King County Metro — writes:
No, not all bus drivers hate cyclists. Some of us actually bike to work. This picture was actually taken on a fairly light day. Also, it was taken later in the afternoon after some drivers from the morning had already left. On the clearest days, the bike racks are pretty full. There are plenty of us who bike year round too.
Remember that bus drivers can work odd hours — King County Metro begins bus operations before 5 AM and runs them until past midnight. The early morning drivers can’t take the bus to work, and the closing shift can’t go home on the bus.
Velo Bus Driver blogs about his experience as both a cyclist and a bus driver for a large public transit agency. In his current blog post for example, he reminds cyclists that it’s a really bad idea to pass large vehicles on the right.