Using Bicycles for the First and Last Mile of a Commute

This report covers presentations and panel discussions on June 3, 2009, at “Using Bicycles for the First and Last Mile of a Commute,” sponsored by the US Department of Transportation and the Commonwealth Club. Other co-sponsors were the California Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Caltrain, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and Valley Transportation Authority. The bicycle summit was held at the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University. Panelists discussed how bicycles can be better integrated into existing public transit systems, especially rail transit. They represented bicycle advocacy groups, public transit operating and funding agencies, and research institutions. Providing showers, making storage space available on buses and trains and in workplaces, enlisting employer support, encouraging cyclists to follow traffic laws, funding sources and bikeways were among the topics they addressed.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 56p

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  • Accession Number: 01150454
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTI REPORT S-09-02
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT07-G-0054
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2010 2:04PM