Bike Commute Diaries: Time for Plan B

18 Mar

Given my office is surrounded by freeways, airports, rivers and railroad tracks, I’m lucky to have found an easy, bike-friendly route. And today, when a train stopped cold on rarely-used tracks I was glad I had a Plan B.


About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve learned about bicycling for transportation.


Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Commute Diaries


6 responses to “Bike Commute Diaries: Time for Plan B

  1. Cycling Dayton

    March 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Been there a time or two!

    • ladyfleur

      March 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      We rarely have trains that stop on the tracks and block intersections. Problem with this crossing is it’s not officially open so there’s no obligation for the train to clear the crossing.

  2. Ben

    March 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Is that me? 🙂
    P.S. Cool blog!

    • ladyfleur

      March 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Yep, that’s you! See how quick I take photos.

      BTW, Richard of arrived around 8:30 and the train was just starting to clear the crossing. So we definitely did well to ride around to the tunnel.

  3. Megan

    March 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Speaking of Plan B…the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail in Santa Clara will have a portion of it closed for approximately 1 year due to construction on the Forty Niner’s stadium. The closure is planned to start on April 15, 2013 and the portion to be closed is Agnew Road to Tasman. Here’s a link to the city’s announcement

    I hope you can write a blog post about this disruption to the trail.


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