Using Bicycles for the First and Last Mile of a Commute September 2009

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Using Bicycles for the First and Last Mile of a Commute September 2009


Bicycle ridership as a partial or total workday method of commute is increasing in popularity. With that increase in cyclists comes challenges for transportation agencies: how can the needs of cyclists fit seamlessly with the needs of non-cyclists, especially those utilizing light rail and commuter rail such as Caltrain

On June 3, 2009, MTI, the Commonwealth Club of California and the United States Department of Transportation sponsored "Using Bicycles for the First and Last Mile of a Commute" in San Jose Co-sponsors of the event included Caltrain, Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and Valley Transit Authority (VTA).

Introducing keynote speaker Carl Guardino was MTI's Executive Director Rod Diridon, Sr. A panel discussion, moderated by newspaper columnist Gary Richards included Dr. Kevin Krizek from the University of Boulder, MTC's Sean Co; Federal Transit Administration representative Alex Smith, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition founder Shirley Johnson, Silicon Valley Bicycling Coalition Executive Director Corinne Winter, City of San Jos? Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Coordinator John Brazil, and Caltrain Special Assistant to the CEO Mark Simon.

This e-book is an edited summary of those proceedings.

December 2009



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