I attended a bicycle dialogue hosted by the Los Altos police at the Bicycle Outfitters on July 29. Officer Brooks, in answer to "what are the top three violations that you typically see that result in car bike incidents" said that "running red lights and running stop signs especially at T-intersections was a big thing... San Antonio and Foothill folks run the stop light there all the time because it’s a T-intersection." Another violation he mentioned was motorist violating bicycle right-of-way and bicycle lanes.
Major public policy failures occur routinely all around us. Demand for transit has continued to increase yet budget and services are being cut, particularly in buses. Bicycles gaps remain unfilled- we are cognizant of the choke points over freeways, San Carlos Ave over the railroad tracks in San Jose, Stevens Creek entering San Jose from Cupertino (more at the bottom).
On Tuesday a cyclist told me that the 9:15 train coming in to MP southbound was going to have only one bike car! She said twitter told her.
It's easy to sign up for the twitter feeds.
1) Create an account at twitter.com and set it up the way you want it.
2) Follow "bikecar" (http://twitter.com/bikecar) for bike car info. (There is also a "caltrain" (http://twitter.com/caltrain) for general
Information on how the accounts work and how to get set up to post to the bikecar or caltrain accounts is at http://cow.org/c/.