Bikes make tracks on Metro trains

Bikes at the Little Tokyo Gold Line station during Sunday's CicLAvia event. Photo by Waltarrrr, via Flickr.

Here’s a good post on Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s website about the effort to make room for more bikes on Metro Rail.


Sunday’s CicLAvia ride through Los Angeles streets was not just a test of the city’s ability to embrace a car-free existence for a few hours. It also was a test of Metro’s ability to cope with the largest congregation of bicycle commuters it’s ever faced, as thousands turned to public transportation to get them to and from the 7.5 mile route.

And—while it’s certain that many riders encountered delays, crowded train cars or both—it’s clear that the event was a milestone in the agency’s evolving track record of accommodating bicycles aboard its subway and light rail trains.

I encourage cyclists to read the entire post — there’s a lot of good perspective from cyclists.

Yaroslavsky is a member of the Metro Board of Directors, which next week will begin to consider a new policy to lift the ban on bikes on Metro Rail during peak hours.

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