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Metro-North Makes Its M-7 Train Cars More Bike-Friendly

10:37 AM EST on January 7, 2009


The Metro-North Railroad's M-7 train cars now offer special accommodations for passengers traveling with bicycles, the MTA announced yesterday. The railroad is just testing this out for now, so if you're a Metro-North rider, management wants to know what you think of the new bike hooks. From the press release:

The railroad is seeking feedback from the cycling community on thehooks – their ease of use, placement, etc. Metro-North has establishedan e-mail address to which people can send comments about the bikemount: The intent is to increase safety, convenienceand sustainable mobility for all customers.

One potential issue that might come up: The bike hooks are located in the space reserved for disabled riders...

The hooks are located in the area designated for wheelchairs, whichwill continue to have first priority in this space. Prominent signswill specify that cyclists must remove bicycles if the area is neededfor a customer in a wheelchair. Feedback on the proposal also is beingsought from wheel chair users.

Photo: Frank English/MTA Metro-North Railroad.

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