Caltrain said they would try to always schedule two bike cars on certain trains, but they have no way to monitor how effective this setup is. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Caltrain Bikes On Board project is working on a web-based interface for commuters to monitor this effectives, but why not just use what's already available?
This is far from a complete list because Ravi's "@bikecar" project needs more volunteers. Perhaps SFBC Bikes On Board can encourage participation in this useful service? The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition also wants to measure Caltrain's performance on the 2 bike cars. Click here to learn how you can participate.
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From SFBC - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Bike Commuters and Supporters,
Can You Spare 2 Minutes per Day to Help? As of March 2, Caltrain is striving to put two bike cars on specified trains, but they have no funding to monitor effectiveness. That's where you come in. We are looking for people who ride the following trains, which are supposed to have two bike cars every weekday: Northbound: 103, 135, 151, 155, 189, 197, 207, 211, 217, 231, 241, 245, 261, 267, 275, 277, 287, 383 Southbound: 134, 142, 154, 158, 194, 196, 210, 216, 220, 228, 230, 252, 266, 312, 362, 372, 378, 386 Please respond to this email if you're able to spare two minutes per day to tell us how many bike cars your train actually had, and we'll provide an easy web-based reporting method.