For years, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition has been working with Caltrain on increasing and maintaining bicycle access on the trains. Back in 2015, our advocacy convinced the Caltrain Board to commit to adding more capacity for bicycles on board the new electrified trains, set to debut in 2021. With two bike cars per train and more trains per hour, bike capacity will be at an all time high.
Now, Caltrain staff needs YOUR help figuring out what the future bike cars will look like. At the Silicon Valley Bike Summit, August 8, you can not only see a presentation from Caltrain staff, Lori Low, on the types of bike accommodation the agency is looking at but there will also be a first look demonstration of the different on-board bike options in the parking lot next to the bike valet for you to try out. Lori’s presentation will be one of the breakouts, at 11:35 am in the Saturn Room.
Before you arrive, check out the potential options. An online poll will be available at calmodtrains.com from August 8 through midnight on September 1. If you can’t make the Bike Summit, check out the bike car demos at one of the following events/Caltrain platforms near you:
|8/8||9:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m.||Mountain View||Microsoft, SVC, Building 1, 1065 La Avenida St.||Silicon Valley Bike Summit|
|8/9||7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.||San Francisco||4th & King Caltrain Station||Station outreach|
|8/10||7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.||San Francisco||4th & King Caltrain Station||Station outreach|
|8/14||4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.||Redwood City||RWC Caltrain Station||Station outreach|
|8/15||4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.||Palo Alto||Palo Alto Caltrain Station||Station outreach|
|8/16||5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||Menlo Park||Downtown, Santa Cruz Ave.||Menlo Park Block Party|
|8/22 – 9/1||9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.||San Mateo||CalMod Outreach office, 2121 S. El Camino Real||Available for viewing during office hours|
Interested in better bike parking at Caltrain stations? The same session at the Bike Summit (You Can Bike There at 11:35 am in the Saturn Room) will have Melissa Jones from Caltrain discussing the agency’s Bike Parking Management Plan, which lays out strategies for increasing secure bike parking at high use stations.