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Highway Code rule 300 - You MUST NOT enter a road, lane or other route reserved for trams. A road or lane reserved for trams will have signs like this: or road markings that say TRAM ONLY. If cyclists are allowed on that particular section of tramway then it will be indicated by a sign, like this above or below the tram sign: or the road markings will ...


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Bicycles are allowed on the subways at all times, but the MTA suggests against taking your bike on the subway during rush hour. Bicycles are permitted on Subway trains at all times. However, we strongly recommend that cyclists avoid boarding crowded rush hour trains. Folding bicycles are permitted on all trains and busses except for express busses. ...


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New England Massachusetts The MBTA in the Boston area has bike racks on a fairly substantial number of the busses (70%, according to the web page). The Red, Blue, and Orange line subways, and Commuter Rail allow bikes outside of peak hours. The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority in Western Massachusetts (Amherst/Northampton area, with several colleges) has ...


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Probably fine I have a bike (Surly LHT) with 700c wheels, wide tires (35mm) and full fenders (I think same model, but next size up). The local buses have 2 or 3 different types of rack, and it works on all of them. On some of the 3-bike racks it's difficult to get the arm over the tire in the middle rack, but the fender isn't really a problem; usually I ...


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Get a Dahon Vitesse. This is the 7 speed model with aluminium frame. This is a personal recommendation as I have been riding mine for years, I bought it for one particularly tricky commute and have not stopped riding it since. Folding time is 10-20 seconds depending on urgency, I too am 6'3" which means it is easy to get the height right for the seat as that ...


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San Francisco Bay Area (anything in the 9 counties. Making this community wiki, so please add the ones you know. For those of you outside the bay area, it's 9 counties and about 40 different public transit agencies and there's all kinds of interlinks/transfer opportunities between them, so I think one big answer for all of the SF bay area might be the best ...


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Only folding bikes are carried on the DLR, and they must be 'totally enclosed in a cover' This website has all rules for bikes on public transit for what seems to be most companies in the UK. Check it out.


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That page actually lays it out pretty well. You have three options: box/bag your bike, pay £30 for a reserved bike space, or pay £22 to ship your bike such that it will arrive within 24 hours of you. The reserved bike spaces and shipping don't require you to box or bag your bike. When I traveled on EuroStar and on French trains, I had a friend handy with a ...


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Vancouver (BC) Translink has roughly the following rules for bikes on transit: All buses have a bike rack on the front for 2 bikes. Bikes are allowed on the Canada Line skytrain at any time. (There is a bike specific area in each car The seabus allows bikes at any time. Expo and Millenium line skytrains allow one bike per car during 'off' hours. In other ...


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Seattle, Washington and environs Nearly all King County Metro and Metro-operated Sound Transit buses are equipped with three-bike racks. Folding bikes are allowed on the bus. Non-conventional (trike/recumbent) bikes are not supported, and neither are bicycles with front racks that do not allow the rack's hook to sit atop the front wheel. One exception ...


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Columbus, OH bike mounts on the front of the bus and runs specials like 'Bring a Bike ride for Free' and the buses do an almost protective job with the bikers.


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Transport for London page on Bikes on Public Transport On the tube, folding bikes are good anywhere at any time. Non-folders are restricted to only certain lines - in most cases these are lines that have no deep below ground tracks - and certain times, although the above page doesn't specify these very well. In fact it says you can take your non folding ...


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According to the MTA, bikes can go on trains, only folding bikes can go on buses. From http://www.mta.info/bike/: NYC Transit Subway Bicycles are permitted on Subway trains at all times. However, we strongly recommend that cyclists avoid boarding crowded rush hour trains. Be courteous to your fellow passengers by standing with your bike, moving it ...


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Delaware -- DART claims that all its buses have bike racks (they confirmed this when I called them). I recently rode one of their buses with a bike, and this particular bus didn't have a rack. I had to put my bike in the luggage compartment under the bus; this is apparently standard procedure. The bike rattles around in there as the bus moves, and there's ...


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Brisbane (Australia) used to allow bikes to be carried on special racks at the back, though I believe that this is no longer available. Canberra (Australia) Similarly there are some routes that let you put a bike on a special rack on the rear of the bus. I also found a link to an interesting site that covers some other cities in the world, as well as ...


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UK There are some local services that carry bikes - but in the case local to me the utility of the implementation is questionable for regular use. UK trains are bike-friendly, e.g. East Coast rails let you take a bike for free with any standard ticket. North East England Go North East (part of the Go Ahead Group) has a service that will carry one ...


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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA From the Milwaukee Country Transit System website: All Milwaukee County Transit System buses are now equipped with bike racks which are simple to use. This will make it even easier to leave your car at home for your commute, head out to explore Milwaukee County Parks and bike trails, or enjoy a bike ride on your lunch break. ...


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The Netherlands Bikes are allowed on all trains, except during rush hour (7-9 in the morning, 16-18 in the afternoon). But usually you can get away with it during those times anyway. You do need to buy a separate ticket for your bicycle, which costs €6 (August 2014, see this national railways page) and is valid for one day, irrespective of distance. For ...


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I've had my folder on the bus racks, with it's fenders, and it wasn't a problem. But that's with smaller wheels than your Tempo, so I'm not sure if that really answers your question. FWIW, the bar always seems to extend further than I need for the road bikes, so I don't see why it wouldn't extend enough to go past your fenders.


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My guess is that BART is very intentionally NOT making a policy on the matter. They wouldn't be able to make one that allows trailers, but as long as they haven't been forced to speak on the matter, it becomes an issue at the station agent's discretion. Yes, that makes it difficult to plan around what you know is allowed, but I think it's still better than ...


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New York City You may bring your bike on the subway at all times (though it's quite rude to do it at rush hour). You may bring your train on the commuter railroads during off-peak times. However, Metro-North and Long Island Railroad (LIRR) each require a bicycle permit which costs $5 and has lifetime validity (for the life of the paper it's printed on, ...


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I have two folders that I use regularly. I have a Raleigh Twenty that I upgraded with a 5 speed SRAM IGH, and a Bike Friday NWT with a SRAM Dual Drive. I use the Twenty as my "dirt" bike; for local errands on the dirt roads in my community. The NWT is my flyer and goes along with me on trips in it's suitcase. The Twenty cost me $40 on Craigslist. I ...


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I'll second the Raleigh Twenty post. I'm 6'0" and 170 lbs. and commute about 4 miles each way on my 1974 Raleigh Twenty. It's rugged, fast and gets lots of smiles. I upgraded the wheels by stealing the 20" alloy wheels off my daughter's abandoned bike including her rear 6-speed freewheel. Put on some 1.25" tires and a larger front chainring. I've taken ...


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My 1975 Raleigh Twenty meets all of your criteria except "very compact". The Twenty is a folder--the frame folds in half--though many modern folders get much more compact. The upside of the old used Raleigh is that they are much more inexpensive than the best modern folders and still are quite rugged bikes. Raleigh Folders are known for their ...


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Baltimore, Maryland Bicycles are permitted on the light rail and the metro, except if it's very crowded - which generally corresponds with when there is an Orioles or Ravens game happening. Almost every light rail, metro, and MARC stop has bike racks at the stop. MTA buses have racks that can fit 2 bikes. A bicycle is not allowed on board. MARC trains ...


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Washington DC WMATA buses have a bike rack on the front.



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