Northern California - Caltrain called the police again today?
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06-22-09, 11:26 AM
I heard from a train-riding non-cyclist co-worker that Caltrain called the police to remove a cyclist from the train again today, this time at Mountain View. Anybody know anything? When is the protest video going to hit YouTube? :)
I didn't hear about a protest. Was it about the proposed cancellation of the weekend services, the possible extra charge of bikers, or about the thinning of the train schedule?
06-22-09, 11:51 AM
From what my coworker said, it was just some dude who got on with his bike after the conductor said the train was full. So no actual protest, but I would wager that someone got video of the whole thing and will post it to prove that Caltrain is the Man, beatin' the cyclists down.
I have been left off a train before because it had been full, which can be pretty annoying. Sounds like the cyclist was having a bad day already. When I plan on going to the train around commute time, I always try to get there about 10-15 mins early just to get closer to the front of the line.
I usually can't blame the conductors for being strict about the rules. It would come to an old addage: "give and inch, take a mile." It is too easy to let things get out of hand. I will say though, there are a couple conductors that seem to have a chip on their shoulder, but most of them are good and nice people.
06-25-09, 10:49 AM
I was on that train. The guy is totally crazy. Other conductors have had problems with that guy before. That guy is not a cyclist more of a Pedestrain on a bike. He is giving other train users a bad rep.
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