Tag: transit

Bike + transit users needed for San Jose study

Active transportation researchers from the University of Colorado are seeking participants for focus groups on cycling and transit integration in San Jose. The purpose of the focus group is to gain insight on cyclists’ preferences on a range of topics related to the integration of cycling and transit.

Bicycle at Caltrain Diridon platform San Jose

You must be employed and between the ages of 18 and 65 to participate, and you should be a cyclist who regularly uses both cycling and transit for commuting purposes.

The focus group will take place at VTA headquarters out north of Montague Expressway on North 1st Street at River Oaks. The date is to be determined, and the time will likely be early evening (5:30 to 7 PM time frame, give or take a half hour). Six to eight people will be selected to participate.

Light refreshments will be provided along with a small token of appreciation. Focus groups will be discussion based and recorded although individual responses will remain anonymous. Active dialog is encouraged.

If you’re interested in participating, please email Seth Tribbey @ seth . tribbey @ gmail.com, and briefly describe your level of cycling and transit use in the email.

If you have a Bay Area audience in your social media, please repeat, Tweet, post to Facebook, etc. A previous call for participants only netted a small handful of potential volunteers. Thank you!

Alternate transportation: Santa Cruz to Sea Otter

I’m once again looking at my car-free transportation choices for traveling to the Sea Otter Festival at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey.

The audio in this is lousy, but in this video from 2009 Sea Otter, Gary Fisher tells my buddy Erik how Sea Otter at Laguna Seca is a monument to our auto addiction. He suggests the Sea Otter Classic should take place at somewhere like San Francisco instead.


Santa Cruz Metro considers Highway 17 fare increase

The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District board voted in favor of a fare increase on the popular Highway 17 service to “maintain an optimal farebox recovery ratio.” Most fares will increase 25%. A public hearing and second vote is required before the fare increase, scheduled for June 10, takes place.

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