Vancouver’s new bike share program will be up and running next year and UBC is already hoping the program expands to their neck of the woods.
Phase 1 and 2 of the Vancouver public bike share program will together see 1,500 bikes at 125 stations be made available across downtown Vancouver and central Broadway by the end of next year.
With the addition of the Point Grey bike lane, an extension to UBC only seems natural at this point. UBC is a very pedestrian-friendly area and it is rapidly developing into one of the densest neighbourhoods in the region.
With a daytime population hovering well beyond the 50,000 mark, an extension of the bike share program to UBC’s massive Point Grey campus would make sense. However, what would make even more sense is the underground extension of SkyTrain’s Millennium Line to UBC. The only obstacles in the way are the cost and the politics involved with getting shovels into the ground.