After relaxing the blackout periods on bikes during Friday’s in the month of August, Bay Area Rapid Transit conducted a survey to gauge passengers’ experiences with the temporarily revised guidelines. According to BART’s Bike Program Manager, Steve Beroldo, “The pilot provided a great opportunity to study and learn how to better accommodate bikes during commute [...]
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Remember when we said the bright spot in the new San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) budget was a pilot program that would provide low-income children with free transit passes? Well, it looks like that’s not going to happen after all. Yesterday the Metropolitan Transportation Commission voted against funding the project, effectively killing the program [...]
Starting next week, a new pilot program will allow riders to bring bikes on the BART all day on Friday’s during the month of August. The normal blackout times during rush hour and restrictions on bringing bikes into certain stations will be waived, as the BART attempts to determine the impact a more lax set [...]
One of the main goals of smart urban development is to grow within the existing confines of a city rather than expanding outwards. That’s what Alameda County’s transportation agency aims to do with a proposed 12 mile bicycle path that would span the distance beneath BART tracks between Oakland and Hayward. In addition to beautifying the often stark space beneath BART tracks, the proposed East Bay Greenway would likely reduce bicycle and pedestrian accidents by giving citizens a car-free space to walk and bike.
Many Oakland residents were disappointed last night by the conviction of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle on involuntary manslaughter charges. Some who thought Mehserle should have been convicted of second degree murder or voluntary manslaughter for shooting an unarmed, handcuffed man in the head in January 2009 took the streets to protest, mostly peacefully, some otherwise. While the city awaits word on Mehserle’s August sentencing hearing, Grant’s family will continue to pursue wrongful death lawsuits against BART.