Metro considers lifting rush hour restrictions for bikes on trains

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L.A. County’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering how to make public transit friendlier to bicycle commuters. The agency may lift its rush hour ban of bikes on trains.

Lynn Goldsmith manages the bike program for Metro.

Lynn Goldsmith: "Because of increased demand for more accommodation of bicycles. The fact that Metro is promoting bicycle use with transit. We wanted to open it up so it’s more convenient for cyclists getting on."

For some time, bicycle advocates have asked Metro to lift the restrictions that keep two-wheelers out of the trains during morning and afternoon rush hours. The agency might do that, with a limit of two bikes per train car. The Metro board listened to arguments for and against the changes today – it’s hosting the second of two public hearings at its downtown L.A. headquarters tonight at 6.