BART Will Test Expanded Bike Access Again in March
Bicyclists will get all-hours access to BART for a week in March, as part of the transit agency's decision-making process on lifting bike restrictions during commute hours.
BART first allowed bikes on trains during commute hours in August. Renee Rivera with the East Bay Bicycle Coalition says feedback from that led BART to reconfigure cars and designate areas for bike
“We would like to see the BART board adopt a permanent policy this year to allow full access for bikes on BART all the time," Rivera says.
The idea of the March trial gets a big thumbs up from bicyclists. But daily BART commuter Christine Schindewolf says she thinks it could be challenging.
"If everyone works together, that will be great," Schindewolf says. "But there’s not usually a lot of collaboration on BART, as far as people riding it, because it’s so crowded already.”
BART officials say bikes will not be allowed on the first three cars of each train. The test runs March 18th through the 22nd.