>NJ Transit bike policy riles cyclists
February 27, 2012|By Karen Rouse, THE RECORD

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Bicycle riders from across the state have called on NJ Transit to change its policy covering bikes on trains, which the cyclists say leaves most of them stranded at stations.

The policy – which allows bikers to take their wheels onto trains only at stations with high-level platforms – is particularly distressing to bikers in Bergen and Passaic Counties because most stations have low-level platforms, said Andrew Besold, one of 150 biking enthusiasts who participated in the New Jersey Bike and Walk Summit held Saturday at the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University.