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Caltrain bicycle master plan public outreach update and key recommendations

Caltrain Bicycle Master PlanPublic Outreach Update andKey Recommendations

Prepared for: Caltrain Board

Prepared by: Planning & Development

August 7, 2008


Update
Update

  • April JPB Board Meeting

    • Scope and Planning Process

    • Review Outreach to Stakeholders

  • Today’s Presentation

    • Update on Public Meetings

    • Key Findings & Recommendations

  • Next Steps

    • Release Draft Plan

    • Finalize Plan

    • Return to the Board in October


Caltrain bicycle master plan
Caltrain Bicycle Master Plan

  • Federal Transit Administration Grant (2007)

  • Today’s Operations Practice

    • Safety

    • Minimize trip time and dwell time

    • Maximize on-time performance

    • Maintain flexibility

  • Scope Focus

    • Get more people to bike to stations

    • Encourage people to park at stations

    • Innovative ideas to manage on-board demand


Context
Context

  • Baby Bullet Service

    • Ridership increase by 17%

    • June 2008: 44,079 weekday boardings

    • Running out of capacity

  • Longer-term Planning

    • Increase service level

    • Improve access to system for all modes


Immediate challenge
Immediate Challenge

  • Bike Protocol

    • No peak-hour restriction

    • No surcharge

  • Bicyclists’ Travel Behavior

    • 6% of weekday passengers bring bikes on train

    • 2% of weekday passengers park bikes at stations

    • 2% of bicyclists get bumped (one time survey)

  • Bicyclists’ Needs

    • Bikes on board to complete end of trip and/or use multiple stations

    • Information about on-board bike capacity to plan trips

    • Safe and convenient access and parking options at stations

      (27% of SF bike facility users used to bring bikes on board)


Timeline
Timeline

We are here



Access and parking recommendations
Access and Parking Recommendations

XXX = Strong Concern

X = Concern

0 =

No Concern cited


Public comments
Public Comments

  • Appreciation

    • Current bike protocol

    • Planning effort

    • Public outreach process

  • Frustration

    • Scope of study is limited

    • Most pressing problem is bikes getting bumped

    • Want immediate solutions to increase on-board bike capacity

    • Want on-board bike capacity information

  • Support

    • Access & parking recommendations

    • Study innovative concepts


Proposed next steps
Proposed Next Steps

  • 2 parallel efforts

  • Build on public support

    • Finalize planning effort

    • Title as Access and Parking Plan

    • Focus on Implementation

    • Conduct Feasibility Studies

  • Address public frustration

    • How do we balance access needs of all riders?

    • Develop a comprehensive Access Policy

    • Provide operations and investment guidance


  • Finalize plan
    Finalize Plan

    • Release Draft Plan: 8/11

    • Final Round of Comments Due: 9/9

    • Final Plan to the Board: 10/4


    Questions comments marisa espinosa manager planning and research

    Questions / Comments?Marisa Espinosa Manager, Planning and Research

    [email protected]


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