Although there are some proscriptions riders are allowed to bring bicycles on the T during certain hours. You can find the regulations on bring bikes on the T here.
However, there should always be plentiful, safe and accessible parking for bicycles at MBTA stations. In Dorchester, on the red line some stations do much better than others.
Dot Bike has had several meetings with the MBTA to improve bicycle parking options at Dorchester stations. New racks and new placement of existing racks at the Fields Corner station were a direct result of our advocacy.
Ashmont Station as a multi-modal termini (buses, trolley and red line) is in desperate need of better bicycle parking facilities. Dot Bike with others has gained one of six new pedal and park facilities for Ashmont station. A pedal and park is a secured, covered bicycle parking facility that is accessible via card access and monitored by security cameras. The Ashmont pedal and park is slated to be installed near that southern entrance of the station adjacent to Dorchester Ave. in the spring/early summer of 2011 as part of the final phase of station construction. The architecture of the pedal and park is designed to be congruous with that of the station and adjacent Carruth building.
We also plan to advocate for additional facilities (racks, canopies and perhaps a JFK station pedal and park) at other red line and trolley stations.
With the development of the new Fairmount line stations in Mattapan and Dorchester we also will advocate for ample secure bicycle parking to be included.
This group does not have any discussions yet.