May 242013

Considering it’s by far the easiest way to get around an urban environment, it oughta work out:

From ABC7 News:

OAKLAND, Calif. — BART’s board of directors voted to lift a ban on bikes aboard rush hour trains for five months and may make the policy change permanent, according to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

“Tonight’s BART decision is a momentous occasion. For years people on both sides of the Bay have had to contort their lives simply because they needed to take a bike on BART but couldn’t during commute times,” bicycle coalition Executive Director Leah Shahum said in a statement. “We commend BART for taking the smart steps toward opening up regional travel by bike.”

The board examined several proposed bicycle policy modifications at its 6 p.m. meeting after reviewing the results of two pilot programs in August and March.