SamTrans has been fielding a number of questions concerning the recent closure of the Pico Blvd. gate at the San Carlos base. Here is the official explanation from Mark Simon, Executive Officer for Public Affairs, SamTrans/Caltrain:
"We have received a number of inquiries from cyclists concerned that we closed a gate on Pico Boulevard, an unimproved private street that is the entrance to our SamTrans base in San Carlos. The street has been used by both cyclists and pedestrians. We closed the gate out of concern for the safety of... cyclists and pedestrians... sharing an unimproved street with buses that come in and out of our base with high frequency. Because of the inquiries, we will conduct a safety assessment of this area as it relates to our use of it and the use of it by cyclists and pedestrians. It will take several days to complete the assessment and when we are done we will report out to those who have inquired and through this venue.
SVBC will have the update available as soon as it comes our way.