Tell BART what you think of bikes on the train

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Today is the second Friday in BART’s pilot program to allow bikes on trains at all hours every Friday in August. The pilot program eliminates, at least for one day a week, the current ban on bikes during rush hours.

If the pilot is successful it could lead to a permanent easing of the restrictions on bikes on BART. Respond to BART’s survey to show your support for the pilot program and to help make this change permanent!

A policy change will be a huge benefit for the many bicyclists who would like greater access to BART, and will show the Bay Area’s commitment to encouraging both active and public transportation.

You can find all the rules for the pilot program here.

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition lists some tips for riders to help make the pilot successful:

  • If the car is full, wait for another train and do not try to wedge a bike into a crowded car.
  • Refrain from holding doors to get your bike inside, as this delays the train.
  • Be mindful of your fellow riders and leave other people adequate space.
  • When possible, use the designated “bike space” on the cars that have it.
  • Yield to pregnant, disabled and elderly passengers.

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