After three experiments with eliminating a commute-hour bicycle blackout—and much discussion—the BART Board of Directors voted unanimously to allow bikes aboard BART trains at all stations at all times.
The two-wheelers will still be prohibited from the first train car at all times, the first three cars during the most crowded hours of the morning and evening commutes, and from cars that are already crowded.
Bicycling advocates, who’ve fought for unfettered access to BART since the system opened in 1972, cheered the decision.
"The most bike-popular transit system in the country just got more bike-popular," said Dave Campbell, advocacy director for the East Bay Bicycle Coalition.
The policy officially takes effect Dec. 1, but since a six-month test of allowing bicycles on all trains at all times is in progress, the unrestricted access policy is already in effect.