Voices for Lifting the Rush-Hour BART Bike Ban: Amy

Tonight, BART will vote to lift the rush-hour bike ban! For people on both sides of the Bay, lifting the bike ban will mean an easier commute and allow them more time with their families. Meet Amy. She commutes across the bay and would love to spend more time with her kids than waiting on the train.

I live in Berkeley and work in SF.

I commute on BART nearly every day from Berkeley.
If bikes were allowed on BART during rush hour, I’d be able to get to work faster, enjoy my trek down 8th St (from Civic Center to Townsend), and I’d be able to run errands in SF during the day. I would also be able to get home faster to see my kids for dinner.
I encourage you to vote to lift the Rush-Hour Bike Blackout to help allow more people to bring their bike on BART and improve regional connections. After the two successful pilot programs, we’ve seen clearly that bikes on BART during rush hour has no negative impact on the operations of BART — but has a huge impact on my ability to travel throughout the Bay Area.

Throughout the week, we’ll be featuring these stories in anticipation of this week’s BART Board of Directors meeting. If you want to share your story about why lifting the bike ban on BART is important to you, email Marc Caswell at marc@sfbike.org.

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