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New bike parkade open at King Edward SkyTrain Station

June 12, 2018

VANCOUVER, BC — A new bike parkade is now open at King Edward SkyTrain Station. This makes it easier for customers to integrate cycling into their commute, providing more sustainable transportation options. This is the first bike parkade to open on the Canada Line and the fourth to join the transit network.

The installation of this parkade is timely in meeting customer demand. May 2018 had by far the most usage of the parkades to date, with nearly 2,600 entries recorded across existing facilities, and nearly 700 entries in Bike to Work Week alone. We anticipate that the warm, dry weather through the summer will encourage even more people to take advantage of these parkades, especially with the addition to King Edward Station.

The parkade provides a safe, convenient way for customers to store their bikes.

  • Capacity for 26 bikes.
  • Electrical outlets for charging e-bikes.
  • Glass-walled and lit 24 hours a day for visibility.
  • Equipped with video cameras for safety and security.
  • Only customers enrolled in the Bike Parkades program can access the facility.
  • Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Customers must use their own lock.

Registering is easy. All you need to do is:

  • Get a Compass Card,
  • Register your card online at compasscard.ca,
  • Enroll in Bike Parkade.

It’s our goal to encourage alternative travel options in the region. This is why it’s important to invest in cycling infrastructure like bikeways and secure bicycle parking. Two new bike parkades will open at Metrotown and Commercial-Broadway stations later this year, with seven additional parkades planned for installation over the next few years.

There are currently more than 3,000 kilometres of bike paths and more than 900 kilometres of protected or separated bikeways in the region. Through our municipal cost-sharing programs, TransLink contributes up to 50 per cent of eligible capital costs to upgrade roads on the Major Road Network and bicycle infrastructure in Metro Vancouver.

The cost of the King Edward bike parkade is $500,000. A portion of this cost is funded by the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF), through which the Government of Canada is contributing $34,500 and the Province of British Columbia is contributing $23,000. TransLink is funding the balance. Overall investment of $4 million dollars is being provided through PTIF for eight new bike parkades, with the Government of Canada contributing $2 million, the Province of British Columbia contributing $1.3 million and TransLink contributing the remainder.

Quotes:

Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink –

“We are always looking at ways to make incorporating transit into your commute more convenient. Safe and secure storage for bikes will encourage more of our customers to look at cycling as a viable option for part of their journey. Investing in cycling infrastructure helps create greener cities, and gets us closer to our goal of having most trips in Metro Vancouver made by transit, walking and cycling within the next 30 years.” 

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities –

“The Government of Canada recognizes that providing people with a variety of active transportation options is key to developing greener, more inclusive communities. We are proud to support this new bike parkade at the King Edward SkyTrain Station, which will make it easier for more Vancouverites to choose active transportation for their daily commutes and help transform the way people move around the city.” 

Bowinn Ma, Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink

“Giving people a safe, reliable place to store their bikes is a great incentive to cycle to SkyTrain rather than drive, which makes life more affordable for commuters while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. As a cyclist and transit user, I look forward to the benefits it will bring for the many people commuting at King Edward Station.” 

Laura Jane, Acting Executive Director, HUB Cycling –

"We are delighted that another bike parkade will be opening at King Edward Station. Secure bike parking facilities help to encourage more people to ride their bikes for transportation and when more people bike we get healthier, happier and more sustainable communities. Combining cycling and transit can also make bus or SkyTrain trips even more convenient." 

Quick facts to-date:

  • Total parkade registrants: 1,383
  • Total parkade entries: 17,578
  • Highest usage parkade: Main Street-Science World

Video: Using Bike Parkades

Media contact:

TransLink Media Relations
C: (778) 375-7788
E: 
media@translink.ca

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