Bike the Strike
Biking Resouces in the event of a BART Strike
BART strike resources
Been considering biking to work? There are a lot of reasons to commute by bike: exercise, control over your own commute, free ride, a new, fun way to see the city. And this week you may have another reason—a BART strike.
Biking is booming on both sides of the Bay, with record numbers of people riding, and new bikeways added throughout the region. There’s never been a better time to bike! Check out our tips on how to Get Rolling including finding your best route to work, rules of the road and how to lock your bike.
Biking to other transit stations will help alleviate congestion and crowded buses. Please note that many of these systems are already at capacity for bicycles, and a BART strike may put further stress. For your information, the following links are the transit agencies' own bike policy pages:
- All Muni bus routes are guaranteed to have bike racks, each of which holds two bicycles. Bikes are not allowed on buses without racks. Light rail trains, streetcars and cable cars do not allow bikes.
- Golden Gate Transit allows bikes on all ferries and 40-foot long buses (first come, first served).
- Caltrain allows bikes on all trains. It's first come, first served and bike cars are often full during peak commute hours. Get real-time updates on capacity on the twitter feed.
- SamTrans buses all have bike racks.
- East Bay Ferries allow bikes between the bay and will be running extra ferries in the event of a strike.
- Caltrans runs a bike shuttle (van + trailer) to get people and their bicycles across the Bay Bridge during the BART blackout (at $1 a trip, it's one of the best travel bargains in the Bay Area)
- AC Transit buses all carry bikes. The N bus runs all night to help cover the hairy 1-5am span not served by BART.