BART Board of Directors: Selecting a New Design for 10-Car Trial

From the SF Bicycle Coalition:

The BART Board of Directors will be making the decision on the design for the 10-car trial of the new BART car design. We need you to speak up for ensuring that bicycle parking on the cars is included in the design as well as an option for flex space on the other side of the train. This flex space would be give another location for people with bicycles to ensure they are not blocking seats or doorways but also give space for people with disabilities, parents with strollers or passengers with luggage. We are supporting this option as part of the trial to receive further public feedback once the 10-car trial goes into circulation at the end of 2016.

Please come to this meeting and speak up for the future of bike access on BART!


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