A recent poll shows that BART riders are equally for and against keeping bicycle blackout hours during peak weekday ridership times, according to an analysis from the transit agency.
“A lot of passengers took the time to provide feedback through online and telephone surveys. We’ve received more than 7,500 responses,” said Angela Borchardt of BART’s Marketing and Research Department.
According to a BART report released Friday, 37 percent of poll takers wanted to keep the blackouts, 37 percent wanted to end them and 25 percent favored reducing the blackout periods to one hour from two.
BART reserves about two hours during top weekday commute times during which bikes are not allowed on trains. Any changes to the blackout program would need to go before the transit authority’s board of directors, according to the report.
For more information on the survey and complete results, download the BART Marketing and Research Survey.
The public can discuss the results when the BART Bicycle Task Force has a meeting on Monday, Oct. 1, at 6 pm. Here is the meeting agenda: download the agenda.
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