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D.C. Metro Allows Bikes At All Hours

The agency hopes that allowing more bikes on trains will boost ridership for both.
January 7, 2019, 7am PST | Elana Eden
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Going forward, Washington Metro riders will be able to bring their bikes aboard at any time of day, Angie Schmitt reports for Streetsblog. Previously, bikes had been banned during morning and afternoon rush hours.

"The policy change is the result of decades of advocacy by local bike advocates," Schmitt explains. New train cars and funding for additional peak hour service helped make the time right.

WMTA hopes the change will reduce reliance on cars and increase transit ridership for reverse commuters and people who live or work within a mile of a Metro station. The agency's goal is to increase the share of riders bringing bikes to 2.1 percent, from today's 0.8 percent.

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Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in Streetsblog USA
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