Miami Dade Transit allows bicycles in the last train car, but there isn’t a safe place on the train to store the bicycles. On Sunday there were 10 bicycles in the last car. It was impossible for people to get in and out of the train because the bicycles were littered throughout the entire car; blocking the aisle and the doorways. Passengers had to navigate around the bicycles parked in the aisle, and then the bicyclists had to back their bicycles out of the train to allow people to get off.  There is no reason why we can’t retrofit bicycle racks like the ones below.  Having bicycles parked in the aisle and in the doorways is not safe or convenient for anyone.

Photo: http://www.trekbikes.com

Photo: http://www.trekbikes.com

Photo: http://fubicy.org

Photo: http://fubicy.org

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5 Responses to How about some bicycle racks on the Metrorail trains?

  1. I also don’t understand why we have to go to the back of the train. Perhaps allow a certain number per car (say 3) and that way you avoid the pile up. I’d love it if they also automated the process of getting a bike-n-rail permit through their website. It is ridiculous that you actually have to show up in person to do this.

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  2. joel says:

    you all are asking for too much! ;)

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  3. Prem says:

    what annoys me about this stupid bikes in the back rule is that I like using my internet while on the metrorail.
    Internet is only available in the middle carts.

    so essentially bicyclists don’t get to use the internet.
    fml.

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  4. Neil Fritz says:

    I agree that the railcars need retrofit for bikes (and internet) - but I have to admit that I love seeing so many availing themselves of bike & transit.

    Let’s put together an effort to improve the experience.

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  5. UDB says:

    Tri-Rail has a couple of bike racks on every car, but those were overflowing when gas was $4 a gallon. I wish they’d switch to the vertical ones shown in the pictures.

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