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Perhaps by next year. . .

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-south-shore-l...

I'd love to be able to take the South Shore to some of the national parks along its route.

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Looks like you posted this just before I did.  Anyhow, anyone know if there's anything we can do to make this happen?  People to contact, etc?

Great news.

I've been thinking about creating a petition on the Change.org to press the South Shore line to allow (and accomodate for, not just allow in a screwy Metra fashion) bicycles on its trains. Maybe it's still worth doing. If local businesses (like breweries, for example), tourism and economic development organizations in North Indiana and Southwest Michigan would sign . . .

Just an idea ;)

I think Steven Vance already did this.

http://www.change.org/petitions/south-shore-line-allow-bikes-on-trains

Serge Lubomudrov said:

Great news.

I've been thinking about creating a petition on the Change.org to press the South Shore line to allow (and accomodate for, not just allow in a screwy Metra fashion) bicycles on its trains. Maybe it's still worth doing. If local businesses (like breweries, for example), tourism and economic development organizations in North Indiana and Southwest Michigan would sign . . .

Just an idea ;)

Oh, cool! I wish I knew about this . . . ;)

Jared said:

I think Steven Vance already did this.

http://www.change.org/petitions/south-shore-line-allow-bikes-on-trains

Serge Lubomudrov said:

Great news.

I've been thinking about creating a petition on the Change.org to press the South Shore line to allow (and accomodate for, not just allow in a screwy Metra fashion) bicycles on its trains. Maybe it's still worth doing. If local businesses (like breweries, for example), tourism and economic development organizations in North Indiana and Southwest Michigan would sign . . .

Just an idea ;)

Active Trans Broken Spoke Award goes to South Shore Line. According to this link maybe by 2021 we'll finally be able to bring a bicycle on one of their trains. 

"The runs were successful and gave a limited number of bicycle riders a chance to try them out and see how it will work when the railroad implements a regular weekend schedule of bicycle cars this spring"

Weekends, huh? Well, at least it's a start.

I'd really only want to use them on the weekend anyways.

I'm curious what they mean by select weekend trains.

My guess is that not every train would have the bike racks on it. Only certain trains at certain times of the day.

As for weekend vs. weekday, hopefully when the weekend trains prove to be very popular, NITCD will add racks to off-peak weekday trains.

That's some nice dedicated space for bikes!  I wish Metra would consider removing a few seats and do the same.

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