Bike Commute Diaries: Barriers to Transit

31 Mar

The train station is only a mile from my home, but with two major road crossings it’s not that quick a trip. Hit the signal wrong at Shoreline Boulevard and it’s a 90 second wait. Time it wrong at Central Expressway and I’m waiting, waiting, waiting as multiple trains go by, including the one I was supposed to catch this morning.


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


Posted by on March 31, 2014 in Commute Diaries


3 responses to “Bike Commute Diaries: Barriers to Transit

  1. Dan Connelly (@djconnel)

    March 31, 2014 at 11:06 am

    The phases at the Moffit/Castro/Central intersection should be cut in half unless a pedestrian cross button has been pushed in which case the corresponding phase should be increased to allow time for slow pedestrians to cross. 30 seconds is on the high end of what’s needed to minimize expected latency.

  2. labicichica

    March 31, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Boy, do I relate. Just missed a train by seconds last week due to lack of easy access to the station in Redwood City.

  3. Stuart M.

    April 1, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Have you tried the Stevens Creek Trail bridge over Central Expressway and the railroad tracks? Yes, it is a bit strenuous to ride up those ramps and spirals, but you will never get stuck on the wrong side of the tracks again!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Ancestral Pathways LLC

This site features a genealogy blog about the Ville Platte Louisiana area African descendant families of Frank, Jason, Denton, Ruben, Leday, Laughtin, Joseph

Jubilo! The Emancipation Century

African Americans in the 19th Century: Slavery, Resistance, Abolition, the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, and the Nadir

Grits & Gumbo

Southern family stories with a dash of spice

Granola Shotgun

Stories About Urbanism, Adaptation, and Resilience


Feminist reflections on fitness, sport, and health

madeonmyfingers and design

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

The Independent Bike Blog

A blog for bike shops

The Tusk

Drunk on truth to stupid baby power.


A fine site


Living the urban/bicycle life

South Bay Streetscape

Exploring Santa Clara County's urban limits

I'm Jame :)

what's on my mind: food, fashion, marketing, cities, tech & more

Let's Go Ride a Bike

Adventures in city cycling

The Backpack Objective

Exploring with kids in the outdoors and in homeschool

Shop by Bike

How and where to shop by bike in Silicon Valley, California

The Empowerment of the Silent Sisterhood

The blog of the Beautiful You MRKH Foundation

%d bloggers like this: