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Metro lets more bikes on the trains

I’ve mentioned the efforts by BikeHouston and other activists to expand bicycle access to light rail trains. This past week, they scored a victory on that front.

Bikes are still barred during peak travel hours in the morning and afternoon, but the definition of “peak hours” has changed.

Bikes can now be carried onto trains anytime except 6:30-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.

“Biking and METRO are important alternatives to driving and are natural complements, reducing both traffic and helping clean our air,” said Acting President & CEO George Greanias. “With these expanded hours we can accommodate riders during our busiest light-rail hours, and make more room on the system for those whose commute includes bicycles.”

Sounds good to me. Kudos all around.

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  1. It makes sense. I wouldnt want to be rubbing up against someones greasy chain during rush hour. the sweaty biker might be tough enough to deal with.