Multi-Modal BART

A video on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) website highlights their policy of allowing folding bikes on their trains at any hour of the day, including peak commute times (full size bikes are not allowed on BART trains during rush hour due to overcrowding). Of course, I’d prefer an increase in service to accommodate all cyclists at all hours, but it’s nice to see folders promoted as an alternative.

5 Responses to “Multi-Modal BART”

  • marty says:

    What is the name of that folder? BLUFU? Looks like a Brohmpton

  • Alan says:

    Hi Marty,

    That a Novara (REI house brand) “Fly-by”. It’s made for them by Dahon.You can always tell the difference between a Dahon and a Brompton by how they fold. Bromptons fold under from the rear and sideways in the front, while Dahons essentially fold in half sideways in one location.

    Regards,
    Alan

  • meli says:

    all I could ask for from Bart would be some designated bike space, at least like a small version of caltrain’s space.

    totally great would be like portland’s (haven’t been there) found this in trek’s catalg showing the soho. thatd be awesome! in the meantime I prefer the AC transbay buses than Bart, anytime.

    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/2008/urban/soho/soho40/

  • MikeOnBike says:

    meli says: “all I could ask for from Bart would be some designated bike space, at least like a small version of caltrain’s space.”

    BART is doing exactly that. See the Jan 2008 EBBC newsletter: http://ebbc.org/?q=node/1298

  • meli says:

    I have seen the newsletter, yet out of all the times I’ve ridden bart, I’ve only seen it once. thanks for the comment, though. Im patient, in the meantime I ride the transbay buses when in need to get over to the east bay. ;)

 
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