[Published April 2018; Updated April 19, 2018]
Caltrain is launching a “Bikes Board First” pilot program on Monday, April 16. Under the pilot, which will run for five weeks, bicyclists will be the first to board at the Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Redwood City stations during morning commute times. Caltrain staff will be at these stations to enforce the policy.
According to Caltrain, the pilot is designed to make boarding go faster and more smoothly by preventing “bicyclists from having to navigate through a crowd of riders blocking the entrance.” As part of the pilot, boardings at these stations will be timed to determine whether this policy could increase on-time performance and efficiency throughout the Caltrain system.