We know many of you depend on combining bikes with transit, so we want to give you the heads up on two major BART closures from August 1-2 and September 5-7.
BART released a lot more information regarding the closure of the Transbay Tube between San Francisco and Oakland. You can read the full details at their website.
With no trains going between West Oakland and Embarcadero BART Stations, there has been a multi-agency effort to provide significant bus and shuttle services, many of which will connect the Temporary Transbay Terminal in San Francisco to the 19th Street BART Station in Oakland.
We strongly encourage you to find other options than bringing your bike onboard during these two weekends, given that buses only have space for two or three bikes. Here are some other ways to connect bikes with transit during the closures:
Within the Embarcadero BART Station, there is a secure bike room, which can hold up to 96 bikes and has 24/7 access. You must have a BikeLink card for access.
We are looking into opportunities to provide more bike parking during the closures, and we will update this post with more information once it’s available. See the full list of bike lockers and secure bike parking at BART stations here.
Need a bike on the San Francisco side? Join Bay Area Bike Share to have a choice of 350 bikes at 35 stations throughout the downtown area. This is a great opportunity to check out the system before the full expansion spreads throughout the city and region. You have the option of one-day, three-day or one-year membership.
Try the Ferry!
Many people already combine bikes with ferries for a beautiful ride across the Bay. Bikes are allowed on ferries during all hours of operations. San Francisco Bay Ferry runs several routes connecting San Francisco to East Bay. For more details, take a look at their schedules.