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Caltrain slowed by bicyclist on tracks

Original post made on Jul 23, 2007

Caltrain is experiencing delays of up to 30 minutes this morning following an incident where a train may have clipped a bicycle being carried by a trespasser near the Castro Street Station in Mountain View.

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Comments

Posted by Driver, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 23, 2007 at 11:02 am

It seems that bicyclists also don't stop for railroad crossing gates!!


Posted by RS, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 23, 2007 at 2:24 pm

Sane ones do.

-- Bicycle Commuter


Posted by hour late to work, a resident of Meadow Park
on Jul 23, 2007 at 2:56 pm

CalTrain does a poor job getting trains back on schedule. I was stuck on the Belmont station for 1 hour and saw 3 'express' trains wiz by. Why not make one of those trains pick up the slack and pick stranded passengers on the less frequented stations?!?!

CalTrain needs to review its recovery methods otherwise ridership is going to decline.


Posted by Peter, a resident of Southgate
on Jul 23, 2007 at 8:51 pm

hour late,

I suspect the delay might have more to do with police investigation than CalTrain procedures.


Posted by this comment will get censored, a resident of Fairmeadow
on Aug 9, 2007 at 7:37 pm

cyclists need to stop sticking their noses in everyone elses business and riding in the middle of traffic. In my day we rode our bikes on the sidewalk or at least in the bike lane. we didnt shove our way in front of traffic, saunter along at 10 mph and then flip off the car behind if they honk. grow up and learn some respect you aging hippies.


Posted by also aging hippie, a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Apr 10, 2008 at 4:05 pm

Resident of the Fairmeadow neighborhood, your an idiot!!
Bicycles have to obey the same laws of traffic as autos do. This means they have to ride in traffic even at 10 mph and not on sidewalks as they are for pedestrians. Sounds as if you need to visit the DMV and retake both the written and hands on driving test.
People like you driving on the road is exactly the reason there are accidents and high insurance premiums. You are such a jack-ass.