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#WhatsTheLink: TransLink helps you bike to work and school...fast

#WhatsTheLink is a series about all that TransLink, Metro Vancouver’s transportation authority, is responsible for in the region. Join the conversation on InstagramTwitter and Facebook, the Buzzer blog, and here, of course.  Post by Robert Willis.

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The BC Parkway – A 26-kilometre, multi-use path that roughly parallels the Expo SkyTrain Line, connecting Surrey City Centre, New Westminster, South Burnaby and Vancouver.

 

The Central Valley Greenway – A 24-kilometre route for cycling, jogging, walking, wheelchairs, skateboarding and blading that connect Vancouver with Burnaby and New Westminster.

 

Regional Cycling Strategy – A common framework for action by TransLink, municipalities and other partners.

Canada Line Pedestrian-Bicycling Bridge – The important link connecting the cycling routes of Richmond and Vancouver.

And now a brand new Secure Bike Parking area.

 

 

This week, TransLink added the first secure bike parking area in Metro Vancouver.

 

Part of the upgrades for Main Street-Science World Station, the Secure Bicycle Parking area has room for 86 bikes, more than four times the amount of bike storage that was there before.

 

Parking in the area costs $1 a day up to $8 a month. After parking for eight days in a single calendar month, registered customers will not be charged again until the following month. To register, go towww.translink.ca/bikeparking.

 

This is the first of future Secure Bike Parking areas for the transit system in Metro Vancouver. This investment moves the region closer to one of the Metro Vancouver region’s long-term goals for half of all trips to be made by walking, cycling or transit by 2014. Increasing cycling trips depends on investment in infrastructure and programs like Secure Bike Parking areas.

Get on your bike, and go to work and school every week

As Bike to Work Week comes to a close, we hope new cycling infrastructure like the new Secure Bike Parking Area and other TransLink cycling options will help people make the healthy, safe and fast choice of riding to work and school. Because of amenities like this, together with our 100 per cent bike accessible bus, SkyTrain and SeaBus fleets, there are fewer excuses than ever to cycle in Metro Vancouver.


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