Metro-North Makes Its M-7 Train Cars More Bike-Friendly
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 the hooks – their ease of use, placement, etc. Metro-North has established an e-mail address to which people can send comments about the bike mount: firstname.lastname@example.org. The intent is to increase safety, convenience and 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, which will continue to have first priority in this space. Prominent signs will specify that cyclists must remove bicycles if the area is needed for a customer in a wheelchair. Feedback on the proposal also is being sought from wheel chair users.
Photo: Frank English/MTA Metro-North Railroad.