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TransLink’s Bike Parkade Program


TransLink, Metro Vancouver’s transportation authority’s, Bike Parkade Program will provide secure bike parking at transit stations throughout Metro Vancouver. The program was launched in 2014 with the opening of a bike parkade at the newly renovated Main Street – Science World SkyTrain Station. In 2015, a second bike parkade opened at the southern terminus of the SkyTrain system at King George Station in Surrey. Bike parkades are planned for two upcoming Expo Line renovations: Commercial-Broadway Station in Vancouver and Metrotown Station in Burnaby. Bike parkades will be built by developers as part of transit-oriented development at Gilmore Station in Burnaby and on the Canada Line at King Edward Station. Current and future bike parkade locations are illustrated in Figure 1 in the appendix.
TransLink’s bike parkades feature a variety of security features: fully glazed walls, 24 hour lighting, video cameras, and electronic keycard access. Both have double-decker pneumatic lift bike racks to maximize parking spaces within a small footprint. Main Street – Science World Station has 90 bike parking spaces within 1000sf and King George Station has 70 within 750sf. Both are open during all hours of SkyTrain operations: from approximately 5.30 am to 1.30 am on weekdays and 7 am to 12.30 am on weekends. Other amenities include local bike wayfinding information at both locations and a bike repair station at King George Station. The cost to use the parkades is $1 per day, with a maximum monthly charge of $8. After registering for a keycard online, all a bike parkade user needs to do is swipe the keycard at the door, wheel in their bike, and lock it in an empty spot on the racks. Please see Figures 2 through 8 in the appendix for photos of both completed bike parkades.

Conference Paper Details

Session title:
2016 Sustainable Urban Transportation Award
Active transportation, Mobility management