Tag: Caltrain

Sunnyvale Lawrence Station walking tour Saturday morning

Lawrence Station in Sunnyvale, California has been the subject of a years long process to transform the auto-centric environment near this Caltrain station into a transit oriented, pedestrian friendly development. The Lawrence Station Area Plan seeks to investigate options and identify strategies that maximize benefits for Sunnyvale that come from the area’s proximity to Lawrence Caltrain Station. The goals of the effort are intended to transform the station area, broaden and strengthen the range of viable transportation choices, and encourage efficient use of available land and infrastructure.

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Friends of Caltrain, and Sunnyvale Cool are sponsoring a walking tour of the Lawrence Station area to help you learn about plans developed by the Lawrence Station Plan Citizen Advisory Group to allow a walkable, vibrant, compact neighborhood to evolve around the Station.

Sunnyvale Lawrence Station Area Plan


Caltrain Bike Advisory Committee meeting tonight

6:45 PM tonight at the Samtrans building in San Carlos, CA. This is one block away from the San Carlos Caltrain station.

Full bike car

On tonight’s agenda:

  • Bike theft prevention update. Has bike theft been a problem on the trains lately?
  • Alameda Bikes update. This is the new operator for what used to be Warm Planet at 4th & King.
  • Bicycle Access and Parking Plan Project List Review. Read the list here.
  • Vote on BAC charter changes. The charter changes involve moving the meeting time to 5:45 PM, eliminating language about the initial membership of the BAC, and term limits for the BAC chair.
  • Summary of Constraints to Adding a Third Bike Car on Bombardier Consists. Currently, all Caltrain trains run with two bike cars. Caltrain bike people have been pushing the Caltrain Joint Powers Board to add a third bike car on the Bombardier train sets, because these newer cars have less room on board for bikes, with 24 bikes per car vs 48 per car on the older “Gallery” sets. “Summary of constraints” hints at the content of the staff’s response to this proposal.

Caltrain BAC info and agendas here.