L.A. transit agency tries to cope with additional bike-riding commuters
By Sue Doyle, Staff Writer Of The Daily News
Article Last Updated: 08/21/2008 09:55:14 PM PDT
Here is an rather interesting article about a growing problem on our own transit system. It made the first page here in Los Angeles today. I decided to post this article here in the Folding Bikes forum rather than somewhere else because I think the real solution lies in this type of bike. I just called the MTA's own customer service lines about the use of these bikes rather than trying to fit a regular sized bike either on the trains or the buses. Or it might be a case of a simple lack of awareness that these bikes even exist! The Operator informed me that MTA is very aware of these bikes but they cannot force people to use them. MTA's policy is for the makers of the folding bike to pay for advertisement space on buses or trains. I guess people prefer to drag an half-forgotten bike from the back of the garage and try to fit it into a situation that no longer can support them.