Getting around the Bay Area during the BART Strike
Posted: Jul 1, 2013
Image credit: Lorraine Blanco
The last BART strike occurred in 1997 and lasted 6 days. Here is a list of transportation resources during a continued BART strike.
- KQED put together a great post of transportation alternatives listed by agency. Options ranging from carpooling, biking, taking the bus, ferries and trains are all covered.
- If you are driving, visit traffic.511.org for traffic information.
- Visit alert.511.org for information getting to and from SFO and OAK.
- Check out Avego’s busses and vans traveling to SF.
- Consider using these carsharing services in the Bay Area, including Zipcar and RelayRides.
- Consider using peer-to-peer taxi services such as Sidecar, Lyft and uberX (some services are SF and/or East Bay only).
- Consider working from home.
- Follow @511CC and @511SFBay on Twitter for the latest on commute alternatives and the strike.
- Check our blog for BART Strike updates.
- Visit bartlabornews.com for updates on the strike.
- Avego announced a contest offering a free helicopter ride from San Francisco to anywhere in the East Bay to lucky commuters.
- Parking at BART stations is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Regus offered free working spaces with coffee and wifi for BART commuters around the Bay Area.
- Two blocks away from the Walnut Creek BART Station, Laptop Lounge is offering free workspace, coffee and wifi to commuters.