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  1. Caltrain Bicycle Master PlanPublic Outreach Update andKey Recommendations Prepared for: Caltrain Board Prepared by: Planning & Development August 7, 2008

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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)

  6. Timeline We are here

  7. Recommendations

  8. Access and Parking Recommendations XXX = Strong Concern X = Concern 0 = No Concern cited

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Finalize Plan • Release Draft Plan: 8/11 • Final Round of Comments Due: 9/9 • Final Plan to the Board: 10/4

  12. Questions / Comments?Marisa Espinosa Manager, Planning and Research bikeplan@caltrain.com