This week (March 18-22) BART is allowing bikes onboard trains during the normal verboten peak commute hours. It is the second BART bicycle pilot following several friday trials last fall.
“…since that time, a full slate of initiatives to improve BART’s ability to accommodate bikes has begun to be implemented. “For example, train car interiors are being reconfigured to create more space for everyone; a bike etiquette campaign is continuing and expanding; and efforts are underway to increase secure bike parking, to name just a few.”
There has been some criticism of BART allowing bikes onboard at all times given how packed the trains are already, but the best way to find out for sure would be to run a trial.
If this is does get deemed a bad idea there are still the lessons learned - like the bike etiquette campaign - that can make biking on BART better at any time.
The next steps depend upon the results of this trial.
new rule during this pilot week:
bikes will not be allowed on the first 3 cars of each train during commute hours (7am-9am and 4:30pm-6:30pm).
please take a minute to complete this survey on your experience on BART during this bike pilot week.