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BART Directors to Vote on Ending Commute-Time Bike Restrictions

May 23, 2013 | 6:00 am

BART Directors to Vote on Ending Commute-Time Bike Restrictions

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by Bryan Goebel BART appears poised to end the transit system’s ban on bicycles during peak commute hours. The agency’s staff is recommending that its board of directors adopt a new policy allowing bicycles on board from 7 to 9 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. That follows what BART says was a mostly […]

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Get Ready, Bay Area: BART Launching Rush-Hour Bike Trial

March 15, 2013 | 3:59 pm

Get Ready, Bay Area: BART Launching Rush-Hour Bike Trial

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You could call it BART’s Great Rush-Hour Bike Experiment. For five days starting Monday, the transit agency will be open to bikes on all lines, all day long. It’s a long way from the days when to ride on BART, cyclists had to go down and apply in person for a permit at the Lake […]

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Oakland Makes Leap in Cycling Numbers

November 6, 2012 | 10:14 am

Oakland Makes Leap in Cycling Numbers

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(Bay City News) It’s not your imagination. There are more bikes on the road in Oakland than ever before and the numbers back it up. The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2011 American Community Survey data and it shows that of the 100 largest cities in the country, Oakland is seventh in the nation by […]

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Riders Split on BART’s Bike Ban

September 28, 2012 | 2:59 pm

Riders Split on BART’s Bike Ban

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A BART survey shows riders split on whether bicycles should be allowed on the trains heading into San Francisco during commute hours, the transit system said on Friday. BART lifted that restrictionevery Friday in August as an experiment and surveyed riders about the experience. The poll found riders evenly divided, with 37% wanting to keep […]

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Riders Support Bikes on BART During Commute

August 3, 2012 | 12:19 pm

Riders Support Bikes on BART During Commute

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No big problems were reported and some riders expressed support for bikes on BART trains during the morning commute Friday. BART prohibits bikes on board in commute directions during rush hour, but as an experiment is making an exception on Fridays for the month of August. KQED’s Andrew Stelzer rode with his bike during today’s […]

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BART Braces for Bicycles on Board at Busy Times

July 31, 2012 | 4:14 pm

BART Braces for Bicycles on Board at Busy Times

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by Liz Reid I’ll admit it: I’m a 30 year old woman with a security blanket. That security blanket has two wheels, a set of handlebars, and weighs about 20 pounds. It’s my bicycle, and I hardly ever go anywhere without it. Friends and colleagues often offer me rides to places I need to go, […]

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In 5-Year Span, Hundreds of Cyclists Crash Near UC Berkeley Campus

July 31, 2012 | 11:16 am

In 5-Year Span, Hundreds of Cyclists Crash Near UC Berkeley Campus

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by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen Shlomo Bentin, a world-renown neuropsychologist, bought a bicycle last summer to commute to UC Berkeley from his home two miles away. An expert on facial recognition, the 65-year-old Israeli was on a one-year research sabbatical at the university. “He took up biking in Berkeley because people in Berkeley bike,” […]

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