Sometimes a commute might need to be split between your legs and some public transit assistance, and reader Ben sent along the following. If readers have public transit hacks feel free to send them along.
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Bay Area Rapid Transit did something amazing this summer - aside
from going on strike. It allowed bikes on its trains during commute
The change has been awesome, but it's introduced a few bike-handling challenges. When the train speeds up and slows down, bikes want to roll forwards and backwards. I try to prevent my bike from crashing around the train car to keep regular commuters positive about the new bikes-allowed policy (and out of regular decency). I came across a solution last week - use a regular U-lock as a chock. Simply brace your bike on one side, throw the U-lock under the other and presto! A stable bike. And more BART trains open to bikes!
(By the way, you can vote to keep trains open to bikes here).