#20ReasonsToBike: Biking to transit may make your commute faster

June 1, 2018

It may not be a convenient truth, but bike advocates should be among the first to admit their vehicle of choice —in isolation— will not conveniently take them everywhere they may need to go.

It lacks the required range, as most people will only regularly cycle for journeys under eight kilometres. Similarly, public transit—in and of itself—won’t substitute for the private automobile, as it lacks the necessary penetration into lower-density areas. Combine these two modes of transport into a single “bike-transit” system, however, and a seamless, door-to-door mobility option is immediately unlocked, capable of replacing thousands of car trips, and reducing congestion across Metro Vancouver.

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