Benjamin Damm submitted this photo to the Caltrain board today showing the load on the bike car and a regular passenger car on a couple of morning trains out of San Francisco.
This photo posted by Murph to Holier Than You. Cyclists planned to attend today’s Caltrain Joint Powers Board meeting en masse to call attention to what they feel is Caltrain’s misdirected focus on improving bicycle access and parking, rather than the successful bikes on board program.
Personally, I’m close giving up on bringing my bike on the train. The evening bus schedule for the final leg of my commute changed just slightly so that I must now leave work a half hour earlier than before just so I can be home at the same time, which really really reeks. I’ll probably do like my friend Dan does, who leaves a bike locked at both ends of his commute. I just don’t care for the idea of leaving a bike locked overnight every night in Palo Alto. I’m now looking forward to the rainy season, which should put a significant dent in the number of cycling commuters on the train.
Murph just sent this UPDATE: Caltrain to explore more bikes on board.
For more transit news — including Caltrain electrification and BART to Santa Clara County — see recent posts at VTA Watch.