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Friday, September 26, 2014

Bike Parking to Triple at Civic Center

Posted By on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 8:34 AM

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Now there's even more reason to sell your car and ride your bike to BART. 

The transit agency last night approved big bucks so they could more than triple the number of secure bike parking spaces at the city's Civic Center station. Right now, there's 63 bike spaces, but after the money is spent, cyclists will find 216 spaces to choose from. 
According to BART, 89 of the spaces will be in an area accessible by BikeLink smart card holders, similar to facilities at Embarcadero and Ashby stations. An additional 60 spaces will be adjacent to the smart card facility in the free area of the station. Within the paid area, you'll find more space-efficient racks to accommodate more bikes and improve the overall pedestrian experience.

Officially, the BART Board gave the General Manager the OK to spend $539,680 on the new bike spaces. 

And there's more to come: BART’s Bike Parking Plan calls for 2,000 additional secure bike spaces at 18 stations. This compliments BART's recent move to allow bikes on BART at all times, including the crowded rush hour. 

"Providing more secure parking at our stations remains an equally important element to increase access for cyclists," BART officials said in a statement.

In short, BART wants to be nicer to cyclists. 

The new Civic Center bike spaces should be available by 2015. 


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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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