SAN FRANCISCO — The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency plans to again experiment with allowing bikes aboard all trains during peak commuting hours.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that BART will lift its current restriction on the practice for the second time from March 18 through March 22.
The ban varies by line, but generally restricts bikes from trains in commute directions from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., when they are particularly crowded.
BART previously experimented with lifting the ban over the summer, when it allowed bike access to all trains during commute hours on five Fridays.
Agency officials say that experiment was a success. They also plan to reconfigure train cars to make more room for bikes.