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BART surveys public on riding bikes to stations, and taking them on trains

By dcuff
Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 7:30 am in BART, Bicycling.

BART asks  the public to take part in an online survey on how to encourage more people to ride bicycles to train stations. The number of BART riders using bikes to reach stations has increased from 2.5 percent to 4.1 percent of all passengers since 2002, the train agency reports.  To take the survey, click here. To reach a BART article about the survey, click here.

BART will use the survey results to help set priorities for investing in bicycle access facilities, such as bike lockers at stations or bike space on train cars. BART encourages bike riders and non-riders to take the survey – which takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Bicycle access is a big issue to BART because the two-wheelers reduce congestion and demand for scarce parking spaces at stations.

Ridership on BART has grown 15 percent since 2002, while the number of riders biking to stations has grown 65 percent.

And share you ideas with us below about what BART should or shouldn’t be doing to encourage bicyclists to ride to stations, or to take their two-wheelers on trains.

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