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Bikes on BART, Day 1: All Signs Point to a Smooth Morning Commute
Posted By Aaron Bialick On August 3, 2012 @ 3:29 pm In BART,Bicycle Commuting,Bicycling,Bike East Bay,SFBC | 23 Comments
With bikes let loose  on this morning’s rush hour BART commute, all signs indicate that things went as smoothly — if not better — than usual. Our most recent search on the Twittersphere  turns up not a single complaint, and reps from the East Bay and San Francisco Bicycle Coalitions, as well as BART, are reporting generally positive comments.
On a KQED radio forum  this morning, East Bay Bike Coalition Executive Director Renee Rivera said one bike-to-BART commuter told her he had more room on his train, since he no longer had to compete with a backup of bike commuters that normally fills the cars up immediately after the end of the blackout period.
“He actually had an easier experience this morning,” she said. “It was less crowded, and it made me realize we’re actually distributing the bikes better throughout the system by allowing them during the commute hours.”
Whether you commute with or without a bike, be sure to let BART know  how your trip goes as the pilot runs through four more Fridays.
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 Image: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7115/7705269662_6a527c8aa9_c.jpg
 SFBC/Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfbike/7705269662/in/set-72157630886090064
 bikes let loose: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2012/06/22/advocates-help-make-barts-rush-hour-bikes-on-board-pilot-a-success/
 search on the Twittersphere: https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/bikes%20bart
 a KQED radio forum: http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201208031030
 let BART know: http://bart.gov/guide/bikes/index.aspx
 SF Bike Coalition’s Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfbike/sets/72157630886090064/with/7705262112/
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