Bikes on BART August Trial

From SFBC:

BART has announced that it will conduct a pilot program that will eliminate restrictions on bringing bicycles on board trains Fridays in August, 2012. The SF Bicycle Coalition and our partners, including the East Bay Bicycle Coalition and the Bikes on Board volunteer committee, have long advocated for BART to make it easier for people to bike to BART and bring their trains into the stations and onto trains if needed. BART will be closely monitoring rider feedback to evaluate the success of this pilot. Volunteers will be stationed outside the faregates at select stations to distribute postcards to riders with information about how to give feedback on the program. BART staff will be on-hand to answer additional questions.

Volunteer to help evaluate this August trial by signing up here.


BART Staff Opposes Rush Hour Bike Access on Rear Cars

BART staff has shot down a proposal from Director Robert Raburn to allow commuters to bring bicycles aboard the back cars of rush hour trains. In a memo [pdf] to the BART Board, Executive Planning and Budget Manager Carter Mau recommended maintaining the current policy, which prohibits bicycles aboard its most crowded trains during peak […]