In the May 23 article Arrival of futuristic Metrorail cars running a bit late, Alice Bravo, Miami-Dade Transit and Public Works director said, “We will have more space for bicycles.”
However, when the plans for the new cars were presented to the MPO Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), there were provisions for only two bicycles per Metrorail car.
I had asked that the seat opposite the two racks be removed to allow for a third bike as the seat can’t be used when the bikes are in place anyway.
The existing cars have two locations in each car that can hold up to three bicycles apiece.
Unless the design has been substantially modified since it was presented to the BPAC, the number of bike spaces per car will be reduced by 50 percent to 67 percent when the new cars are in use.