Bikes now allowed on Light Rail during peak hours

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erok
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!!!!

The Port Authority Announced this today at the Transportation Explortation event where they also announced that 100% of buses have bike racks.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11266/1176989-100.stm


erok
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Swalfoort
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L O V E it!


StuInMcCandless
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The world moves. Yay!


Mr. Destructicity
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Good news, though I will say the “if there’s room” caveat still does mean that you will still won’t be able to take your bike on the T except in the very early parts of the morning rush that are currently verboten.


StuInMcCandless
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Now we need to get on their case about vertical holding racks. They may have to take out a pair of seats to accommodate that. Some racks for light-rail cars hold about five or six bikes.

Here’s Santa Clara CA’s setup.

Tacoma WA’s Sound Transit video; no racks but four to a car.

NJTransit River Line

MBTA (Boston MA); see photo of multi-rack train car.

RTD Denver bike-on-light-rail rules.

There are others. These should provide a good start for how to do it better here, now that we can do it at all.


caitlin
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the portland or mta was awesome with its vertical racks.


sprite
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Vertical racks would rock.

Last year the last double length red line T in the morning generally had room (but was rush-houry or at least I had more arguments about the folder than I want to remember) and the single length T that came next was packed (and non rush hour.) Nice that people will be able to ride according to roominess and not be chained by the clock.


joeyrukkus
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I’ve been taking my BMX on the red line all week no problems, I get on at Potomac around 7:13 and head home at 4:40 and there is plenty of room on the second car in the back.

I did have to explain to the fare booth attendant this morning the lifted restrictions but I showed her the article on my phone.


scott
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Thanks for the report joeyrukkus! Good to hear that there haven’t been any real issues. Good thing you had a smart phone though..

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