SMART’s interactive map of the bicycle/pedestrian pathway shows which sections have been completed, which are under construction, etc. SCBC and our counterparts in Marin continue to advocate for prioritizing this project.
BIKE PARKING AT SMART STATIONS
The bike lockers are operated by BikeLink and cost about five cents per hour. Insert your card to open a vacant locker, put your bike inside, close the door, and you’re good to go – no one else can open that locker until you insert your card again to log out. UPDATE: You can now use your Clipper Card with the lockers! Beforehand, you must go to BikeLink’s website and connect your Clipper Card to a BikeLink account.
In the video below, one of our SCBC volunteers demonstrates how to use the lockers.
Each two-car SMART train has spaces for up to 24 bikes. At times some of these spaces may be needed for wheelchair users or folks who just need a seat.
The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition continues to work on improving bike access and capacity on SMART. If you’re aware of an issue or have an idea to make your commute smoother, please share it with us.
To help familiarize you with the ins and outs of stowing your bike on the train, we’ve created this little demonstration video.
- Bicycles/Scooters must be walked in all pedestrian areas in and around SMART stations,including on platforms.
- Only human-powered and sealed dry or gel cell (i.e., lithium, nicad) battery electric assisted bicycles/scooters are allowed.
- Gas-powered vehicles are never permitted on board SMART trains.
- Passengers may bring one bicycle or scooter per person, space permitting.
- The conductor, at their discretion, may decline transportation or revise the handling of bicycles/scooters due to crowded trains, bicycle/scooter condition, or any other unsafe conditions.
- Bicycles and scooters must be kept clean and free of excessive dirt or grease. Passengers shall avoid getting chain and sprocket grease on the train or other passengers. No muddy bicycles or scooters shall be permitted onboard at any time.
- In the event of an emergency, bicycles and scooters should be left on the train and the Conductor’s instructions must be followed.
- Bicyclists must yield priority seating to seniors and people with disabilities.
- Boarding of bicycles is on a first-come, first-served basis. For safety reasons, aisles mustr emain clear of bicycles and other items.
- Passengers with a bicycle or scooter must permit other passengers to board and deboard first. Be ready to board or deboard as soon as the train arrives at a station.
- If the designated storage locations are full, and you are not sure where to store your bicycle, follow the instructions of the Conductor on where to secure your bicycle or scooter.
- Bicycles/Scooters shall not block aisles, walkways, or doors.
- Bicycles wider than 16 inches, excluding handlebars, will only be allowed as space permits.
- Large, bulky attachments which expand bicycle width beyond 16”, such as saddlebags,baskets, backpacks, or briefcases, are allowed but these attachments must be removed when instructed by the Conductor due to space limitations.
- No three-wheel bicycles are permitted.
- Detachable or collapsible trailers are not allowed.
- Bicyclists are responsible for securing their bicycles in the designated locations provided on the train. Bicyclists must use the hanging bicycle hooks or at least two (2) seat-mounted bungee straps provided to secure their bicycles. The kickstand must be up. Do not chain or lock bicycles to train fixtures. When at least two (2) bungee cords are not available for proper securement, bicycles must be attended by the passenger.
- Bicyclists should stay near their bicycles while on the train and should sit in the same car as their bicycle. Please follow the posted instructions for bicycle placement and follow instructions given by the Conductor.
- Folding bicycles may not be placed on seats, block aisles or be stored in the space reserved for passengers’ wheelchairs.
- Folding bicycles that are not on the bicycle hooks must remain folded until the passenger has fully left the train.