A new secure bike parkade has opened at Port Coquitlam Station on the West Coast Express commuter rail line.
Last week, TransLink announced the opening of the facility, which has a capacity to store up to 45 bikes for registered transit riders who get to the station by cycling.
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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 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 facility 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.
Other bike parkade facilities have been built at Main Street-Science World Station, King Edward Station, Commercial-Broadway Station, Joyce-Collingwood Station, Metrotown Station, and King George Station.
Later this year, TransLink will open four additional bike parkades at Maple Meadows Station, Burquitlam Station, Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station, and Richmond-Bridgeport Station.