Transit during COVID-19: Bikes, buses, trains

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Bike sales are higher during the COVID-19 pandemic. Industry leader Adam McDermott says he hopes there’s a cultural shift and people will keep riding more and reduce small car trips. Photo by Amy Ta.

More cyclists are on the roads during the coronavirus pandemic. Adam McDermott, founder of Linus Bike, says his company has been out of stock for several weeks, and shops have customers out the door. 

When it comes to public transit in LA, ridership is down. LA has reduced service, closed entrances to stations, and started sanitizing vehicles and public spaces a lot more. To improve public transit, USC professor James suggests investing more in buses and less in trains.