The newly-formed Caltrain workgroup seeks ideas from SVBC members and the local cycling community on creative, practical ideas for increasing Caltrain's bike capacity in the near term. Please offer your suggestions as responses to this post!
The group's mission is to "Advise the SVBC Board on feasible, near-term ways to improve the Caltrain system for passengers who take their bikes aboard trains with special attention to the “bumping” problem. Develop a list of possible improvements. Meet with Caltrain staff to: represent bicyclists needs, understand Caltrain!s plans and constraints, and work collaboratively to develop alternatives and assess what is feasible."
Please offer your suggestions as responses to this post. We'd like to hear ideas from as many different people as possible, so please share this around to friends and community members.
Please keep the ideas in the spirit outlined above: creative, feasible, short-term improvements.
Ideas collected using this forum post will be included for discussion at the group's first meeting on Wednesday, December 3, so please offer your comments promptly!
We'll continue to take input after that, of course, but the sooner we get your idea, the more helpful it will be.