How Rally Cap uses bikes and BART
There are 2 halves to all deliveries; the pickup and the delivery.
Although it may be an easy drive to the pickup half of a delivery, it
doesn't mean that driving to the delivery point will be easy at all.
That's especially true if you're driving into downtown San Francisco!
Because we deliver so many packages between the core east bay cities
and San Francisco, we've opted to use the delivery method that has
proven most effective when delivering to downtown San Francisco: the
bicycle. Many delivery firms use vehicles to handle your transbay
deliveries. Unfortunately, it's extremely difficult to get a package
to its destination in downtown San Francisco using a car. That's why
bicycle messengers continue to be the most effective delivery
vehicles for small packages within San Francisco: they bypass most
traffic congestion, and can always find parking at their destination.
Rally Cap treats your San Francisco deliveries as if they were any
other local San Francisco delivery. Using BART, our messengers
shuttle your packages to the city, and then to rush them to their
destination without wasting any time in traffic along the way, or
looking for parking when we arrive. In many cases, it takes longer
to move a package from the Bay Bridge off ramp to it's destination in
downtown San Francisco by car than it does to get to drive between
the east bay and the City.
According to their website, "BART's basic mission is to provide safe,
reliable, economical, and energy-efficient means of transportation".
Rally Cap does the same for your parcel deliveries. Remember, at 33
mph (the average speed of a BART train), your San Francisco
deliveries are much closer than you'd think - especially if you have
to brave traffic to drive them there!
- 33 mph - average speed of BART train
- 3.5 miles - length of the transbay tube
- 5 minutes - Rally Cap's average wait time for a train at West Oakland or Embarcadero Stations (the first and last stops on either side of the Bay)
- 10 minutes - Rally Cap's average travel time between West Oakland and Embarcadero Stations