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* Caltrain BAC/CAC Joint Workshop on Bike Car Design
April 17 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
After advocacy from activists like you, along with our partners at San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Caltrain is holding a workshop on April 17 to address security and space concerns on the new trains.
As Caltrain electrification nears, the future electric trainsets are in design and construction. When the bike car design was revealed last year, there was concern that the configuration of 36 bike spaces but no seats on the lower level of the bike cars could increase bike theft and worsen security. When Caltrain received new funds to add additional cars to the electric trainsets, SVBC and SF Bicycle Coalition urged staff to reconsider the bike layout.
Now, Caltrain has heard our concerns and is holding a joint workshop with the Bicycle Advisory Committee, the Citizen’s Advisory Committee, and you, the public. This workshop will have a board game-style exercise where attendees will work with to-scale models to come up with different ideas for the interior layout of the train cars. You will be able to see firsthand the tradeoffs in design by adding and removing seats, bike spaces, and other amenities. If you ride Caltrain with your bike, please come and share your ideas! Let Emma@bikesiliconvalley.org know if you can attend and/or have questions.