BART and its union have agreed to extend the current contract thru October 10. Until then, bikes are allowed on board and please be courteous, following the rules below. And share your experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter. Get more info at 511.org as it becomes available.
Starting July 1, EBBC members have been enjoying the freedom to plan their daily commutes according to their own schedules. For EBBC member Doria Robinson of Richmond, good bicycle access on BART is all about her kids.
“The end of the BART blackout takes away a lot of my stress and worry about getting stuck at work away from my kids, allowing me to make it to meetings in the City when I need to and keep my kids in the day care center they enjoy in Richmond,” said Robinson, the mother of two and the Executive Director of Urban Tilth. “Because I bike and BART so often, I felt it was important to attend the BART board meeting in May to speak up about the ban - it was the first time I really spoke out about my love of cycling and for my need for transit systems to accommodate cyclists.”
Please let us know how it is going for you. The new all-hours bike access on BART is a 5-month trial thru December 1. In November, the BART Board will vote on whether to make permanent full-time bike access, so that there will be no disruption to bike access before the end of the trial. Courteous behavior by bicyclists on BART will help the Board make the right decision. Please read our suggestions for harmonious riding and help us spread the word about how you and your family and friends can help the East Bay Bicycle Coalition achieve the very first goal we set at our founding in 1972: bicycle access on BART!
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