Vancouver General Hospital has converted their old laundry facility into a new bike centre for 6,000 staff members.
Located at 860/866 West 10th Ave between Willow and Laurel Streets, it is in the old Laundry Building right on the 10th Ave bikeway. The Cycling Centre is managed by a volunteer steering committee.
The VGH Cycling Centre is open 24 hours a day, all year round. With 174 bike racks (including 12 outlets for electric bikes), it is one of the region’s largest facilities for bicycle commuting. On-site you will find eight bike lockers (quickly booked up), change rooms (with showers), storage lockers, air pumps and bike stands with tools.
With cycling becoming more prevalent in North American culture, the urban cores of metro regions, will see an influx of cycling, if they haven’t already. Companies, moving forward will have to find ways to accomodate more cyclists.
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