Say whether you want bike hooks on trains

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Bicycling, Transportation

Train conductors need to see that these racks are being used and DOT/MNR need survey responses to justify the cost of full implementation of the bike racks.

DOT & Metro-North Railroad Pilot Study of Bike Mounts on the New Haven Line

A note from Elm City Cycling:

The Survey is today!!  If you have not done so already, please contact the Transportation, Traffic and Parking Department to let them know your availability.  Thanks in advance for helping us continue to collect vital statistics for our walkable and rideable city!

We are looking for volunteers to assist with counting pedestrians and cyclists at key intersections in downtown New Haven. The New Haven community has graciously set aside their time to assist with the count in the past and we are once again asking for your assistance as we enter the 6th year of data collection.

We are looking for volunteers to help count between 7 am-9 am and between 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Please let us know if you are interested in participating.

If you can help in the morning, come to the Traffic and Parking Dept. office at 200 Orange St, G3. Please use the Meeting Room entrance.

If you are volunteering for the lunch hour, please go to 165 Church St, meeting rooms 1&2 on the second floor.

TT&P contact:
transportation@ newhavenct. net
(203) 946-8075
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) and Metro-North Railroad (MNR) are requesting customer feedback on the pilot study of bike mounts on the New Haven Rail Line.

The DOT and MNR want bicyclists to travel on the select trains on which the pilot racks have been installed and provide feedback on the two rack types. The trains are scheduled to run between Grand Central Station, Stamford and New Haven during off-peak hours.  See below for the planned schedule for cyclists to try the racks.

“We are committed to making the New Haven Line as bike friendly as possible and we want user feedback so that we can select the most appropriate rack system,” said DOT Commissioner James P. Redeker.

An online survey has been created by the Department to collect feedback on the rack types and is available through https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MTA-bike .  There will also be a sign at the rack location giving the survey web address as well as a QR Code to scan with a smart phone so a user can fill out the survey while on the train.

The prototype test will run only until November 13, 2011.

M-8 Prototype Bicycle Rack In Service Test

Car #9108-9109

Look for the bicycle symbol on the window nearest the door. Planned Equipment Assignments*

Weekday Cycle

Train Number

Departing Station

Depart Time

Arrival Station

Arrival Time

#1316

GCT**

9:10 AM

Stamford

10:17 AM

#1353

Stamford

11:30 AM

GCT**

12:36 PM

#1340

GCT**

3:10 PM

Stamford

4:17 PM

#1375

Stamford

5:05 PM

GCT**

6:14 PM

#1387

Stamford

8:05 PM

GCT**

9:11 PM

#1588

GCT**

9:37 PM

New Haven

11:26 PM

Saturday/Sunday Cycle

Train Number

Departing Station

Depart Time

Arrival Station

Arrival Time

#6525

New Haven

10:56 AM

GCT**

12:43 PM

#6334

GCT**

1:37 PM

Stamford

2:44 PM

#6341

Stamford

4:03 PM

GCT**

5:09 PM

#6550

GCT**

6:07 PM

New Haven

7:58 PM

*Thru November 13, 2011.  Equipment assignments are subject to change depending on the operational needs of Metro-North.
** Grand Central Terminal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Zoom straight to the survey by scanning the code!

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mta-bike

Best regards, Kate

Katherine Rattan

Non-Motorized Transportation Coordinator / Transportation Planner II

Bureau of Policy and Planning, Connecticut Department of Transportation

2800 Berlin Turnpike P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131

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