Metro Plans to Lift Bicycle Ban on Trains During Rush Hour, Releases New Colorful Map
For Bike Week LA, Metro this afternoon announced new rules that are sure to make bicycling commuters happy. Current law bans bicycles from many Metro Rail trains during rush hour. This Summer, however, plans are afoot to life the restriction "once directional signs are installed to steer bikes to certain areas of the train cars where they can be safely accommodated," the transit agency announced.
"This policy change appears to be a step in the right direction," said Carter Rubin on Streetsblog LA. He says the middle "articulated sections" of light rail trains will be used as the bicycle area while the rearmost car of each subway train will have fewer seats making more room for cyclists.