T on board with helping cyclists
The MBTA, another cheap alternative to driving, is making it easier for bicyclists by adding bike racks to buses and commuter rail trains.
The transportation authority has been installing hundreds of bike racks at stations and recently added a second commuter rail bike coach, a train car geared for bikers, into the system.
“Time and again, the top issues that come up are that more people are taking their bikes to stations,” said MBTA general manager Dan Grabauskas. “People would prefer to take their bikes, and we’re trying to expand access for them.”
Currently, nearly 90 percent of stations have bike racks and about a third of buses have racks. The T’s goal is to have the entire fleet of buses equipped by 2012.