Three new additional secured bike parkades have been added to SkyTrain stations located in different areas of the region.
TransLink announced today it has completed the bike parkade facilities that were being built at Burquitlam and Lafarge Lake-Douglas stations on the Millennium Line, and Bridgeport Station on the Canada Line.
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Each bike parkade is built with a capacity to store up to 45 bikes at a time for transit riders, assisting them with their “last mile” commute.
All of the public transit authority’s bike parkades are designed with Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles, including bright 24/7 lighting, glass walls, and CCTV. The newly-built facilities also include cycling amenities such as a repair stand and an air pump for bike tires.
Although these indoor bike parkades are more secure than locking bikes outside, cyclists should still lock their bike within the parkade and ensure the door closes behind them. These facilities are accessible to users 24/7, meaning the bikes can be stored at the locations overnight. Parking space is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Only customers enrolled in the Bike Parkades program can access the facilities using their registered Compass Card, and parking space is on a first-come, first-served basis. Usage fees are set at $1 per day, with fees capped at $8 per month.
With the completion of these latest facilities, TransLink now has a total of 10 bike parkades across its public transit network.
Earlier this year, it also opened new standalone bike parkades at the Port Coquitlam and Maple Meadows stations on the West Coast Express.
Other bike parkade facilities have been built at SkyTrain stations, specifically Main Street-Science World Station, King Edward Station, Commercial-Broadway Station, Joyce-Collingwood Station, Metrotown Station, and King George Station.