Lets Ban Bikes
2008-06-11 08:24AM PDT/Home
The other day I rode on over to OSH to pick up some parts to fix a leaky toilet. No one batted an eyelash at my cycling getup as I walked through the plumbing section. I was starting to think, damn, with high gas prices, this is the new normal. Could it be, could cycling be poised to go mainstream?
No, of course not: NYC Mayor: I'd Ban Bikes on Subways
Hearing that you're not welcome on the subway because you're carrying a bicycle is disappointing to say the least, especially since biking goes hand-in-hand with public transit. That's why cyclists in the Big Apple were outraged when Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that, if it were up to him, he'd ban bikes from trains.
Out here in California, Caltrain's bike cars are rapidly filling up. My wife recently got bumped, and it was the first time it happened to her on her run up to school at UCSF. Apparently this happens often on some of the more popular trains and they haven't figured something out yet. Leaving customers at the station is okay? Is it appropriate for a cyclist who has been waiting for the train longer than someone without a bike to be bumped and other not? I guess I should be happy they allow bikes at all.