"There have been a number of occasions when I have been the only person to show up at a public hearing. Caltrain puts as much emphasis on bike facilities as they do because cyclists often have such an overwhelming presence at Caltrain board meetings - we let the board members know we're very interested in their business.
Last month, the California Transportation Commission didn't plan to award any money for purchasing the Santa Cruz Branch line for a proposed rail-trail project, but 22 bike advocates traveled to Sacramento on Amtrak to present their case."
Richard recommends his readers consult the "Guide for Reviewing Public Road Design and Bicycling Accommodations", released by Fairfax Advocates for Better Biking in Virginia on July 14, as well as other references he provides at the end of the article if bike advocates wish to be more savvy.
Thanks to Mark Elliot