Capital Metro has been pleased to see a fairly constant increase in train ridership over this past year. Growing ridership on the trains includes cyclists who transport their bikes on the train and then use them to connect to their origin and/or destination, sometimes resulting in crowding. Capital Metro wants to accommodate the needs of cyclists while providing optimum services to our other passengers as well, so we are taking steps to address cyclists’ needs in a variety of ways.
1) We are looking at first/last mile opportunities to help cyclists and other passengers to connect to/from the trains. A first mile/last mile survey will soon be posted on our website. The survey will be available through November 2011, and we welcome your participation! We will alert readers when the survey is available.
2) We recently installed new bike racks at Kramer Station, south of the platform. This station has consistently had the highest volume of bikes since the train opened. Racks are added to stations/stops as part of an ongoing process.