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Can bikes and people peacefully co-exist on BART?

on April 1, 2013

Last week, BART officials launched a five-day pilot program to see if bikes and people could fit comfortably onto its trains at all times. Now they are asking the public to complete an online survey that seeks to measure whether the experiment was a success. Results from the survey, which is due April 3, will be taken into consideration later this year when BART officials decide whether to make bikes allowable on BART at all times. Among the agency’s goals for testing the pilot program are encouraging riders to use bikes and easing up some of the congestion in BART parking lots.

BART tested a similar pilot program during commute hours last August to mixed survey results. You can read our sister site Oakland North’s previous coverage about how BART’s bike policies compare to those in other cities like Denver, Portland, Los Angeles and New York City.


  1. Dennis Dalton on April 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    What Bart needs is cell phone free cars, and bikers and bikes only cars. Nice system, but riff-raff need to learn manners. Who needs to listen to others personal business or chit chat.

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