We now turn to the topic of bikes on BART

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Thousands of different people could’ve written this post, but it was BART rider and friend of Muni Diaries Blair (she of the 12-Folsom fix) who put it best:

Nothing will stop the scouuuuuuurge, because these people can’t read:

BIKES ON BART RULES

  • During non-commute hours, bikes are allowed on all trains except the first car or any crowded car.
  • During commute hours (7:00 to 9:00 AM and 4:30 to 6:30 PM, weekdays), bikes are not allowed in the first three cars of any train.
  • Folded bikes are allowed in all cars at all times.
  • Regardless of any other rule, bikes are never allowed on crowded cars. Use your good judgment and only board cars that can comfortably accommodate you and your bicycle.
  • Bicyclists must hold their bikes while on the trains.
  • Bicyclists must use elevators or stairs, not escalators, and always walk bikes.
  • Bicyclists must yield priority seating to seniors and people with disabilities, yield to other passengers, and not block aisles or doors.
  • In case of an evacuation, leave your bike on the train and do not let it block aisles or doors.
  • Bicyclists under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Gas powered vehicles are never permitted.
  • On BART property, bikes must be parked in racks and lockers. Bikes parked against poles, fences or railings will be removed.

Violation of the above rules is subject to citation under CA Vehicle Code Sec. 21113 and Sec. 42001.

http://www.bart.gov/guide/bikes/bikeRules

Dear BART:
Please post the bike rules above EVERY bike section in your train cars.
BAM!

This all comes about because, well, every fucka day, but also, BART rider Joshua tweeted the above photo and said, “Hey self-absorbed bike guy on this uber-crowded @SFBART car.. just wait for the next train. #BikeFAIL”

Correct!

11 comments

  • Heather Madison via Facebook

    Oh yeah! And if you say boo to them on BART, they insist that you own a car, even if they’ve never met you, just so they can feel righteous….

  • Ariele Llorens via Facebook

    I don’t think posting the rules would help. I’ve seen countless people waiting to pass through muni doors, pushing buttons and handles or stepping furiously on stairs, completely oblivious to the big red ‘out of order’ sign posted at eye level.

  • Aja Schieman via Facebook

    I say take out all seats, and have a bike car like Caltrains.

  • Did you know that your cousin, Jeff Hunt, his wife and a friend are the founders of Muni Diaries?

  • Meredith Orthwein via Facebook

    Nothing stands between Blair of the 12 fix and her beer. NOTHING!

  • Just this morning I was leaving the bart fare gates and a guy carrying his bike swung his bike in the air pretty damn close to my head. I was intent on getting my wallet out of my backpack and almost didn’t see it. So please walk your bike through the gate

  • Musah MuBacon Earle via Facebook

    I thought bart changed the rule where they allowed bikes on all trains at any time of day except for the first two cars.

  • Coffee Is Just Coffee via Facebook

    fuck BART rules for bikers… fuck all of ’em

  • Ariele Llorens via Facebook

    Aunt Harriet, Jeff is how I found out about muni diaries

  • These people make me ashamed to be a cyclist. I’ve seen countless abuses and blatant disregard for the simplest of considerations. “Use discretion” as a rule is laughable. Just read Bart idiot hall of fame and you can see the daily disregard for anyone, old, disabled,etc by entitled bikers.

  • Kevin Squiebe Diede via Facebook

    It’s not all the bikers fault. Bart is constantly running overcrowded. Sure theres that bike that jammed itself on but if that bike hadn’t it would be another 6 to 8 people who jammed themselves on instead of the bike. People never wait for the next train. There should be a bike car.

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