Action #1: Attend a station outreach event

Tell Caltrain they need to do better. There must be at least one seat within view of two bike space (same as today) to deter bike theft and 84 bikes per seven-car EMU train to meet the board-mandated 8:1 ratio of seats-to-bike-spaces on electric trains.

7 to 9 AM, Monday, May 20
San Francisco 4th & King

7 to 9 AM, Wednesday, May 29
Redwood City

7 to 9 AM, Monday, June 3
Mountain View


Action #2: Come to the June 6, 2019 Caltrain Joint Powers Board meeting

The board will vote on final electric train layout. Staff is recommending a faulty layout that encourages bike theft and has less bike capacity than today. Attend and speak up!

When: 10:00 AM, Thursay, June 6, 2019
Where: 1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos, two blocks from the San Carlos Caltrain Station
Agenda: To be posted here several days before the meeting


Action #3: Email Caltrain

Tell the board to reject staff’s faulty recommendation for electric train layout.

Click here to email the Caltrain Board and copy all the right folks. Suggested talking points:

  • Explain that seven-car trains need 84 bikes spaces per train to meet the board-mandated 8:1 ratio of seats-to-bike spaces and seats within view of bikes to deter bike theft
  • Remind Caltrain that today’s diesel trains have 77 bike spaces per train on average
  • Tell Caltrain that bike riders are often bumped today, so we’ll need more bike capacity in 2022 when electric trains start running
  • Explain why bringing your bike on board is important to you


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