Bike to Transit

HUB Cycling has teamed up with TransLinkMobi by Shaw GoBetter Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) and Project 529 to help you #BiketoTransit!
Get places faster - and enjoy yourself on the way. Park your bike near your closest bus stop or station, at a bike parkade or bring it with you (100% of TransLink's fleet is accessible to bikes). You can also take a Mobi in Vancouver. Scroll down for helpful information on how to combine cycling with your transit trip.


Combining Cycling and Transit 

While many people choose to simply park their bikes at a station you can also take your bike almost everywhere with you: on the bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express. Folding bicycles are also allowed on the trains or buses now and electric-assist bikes are allowed on skytrains. An overview of the different ways to combine cycling with transit can be found below. Additional information may be found on TransLink's webpage here.

Bikes on Buses

You don't have to leave your bike at home – the entire TransLink bus fleet is equipped with bike racks and you can put your bikes on anytime (something that HUB Cycling pushed hard for many years ago). Folding bikes are also allowed on board when folded.


  • Before the bus arrives, remove loose items such as water bottles, pumps, and panniers.
  • Tell the driver you want to load your bike, and then lower the bike rack by pulling on the handle.
  • Lift your bike onto the rack. If no other bike is on the rack, place your bike in the slot closest to the bus.
  • Lift the support arm up and over the front tire. On newer racks, you might have to push the black button at the end of the support arm in order to release the ratchet mechanism.
  • When leaving the bus, please tell the driver that you need to remove your bike. Exit from the front door.
  • Remove your bike and raise the rack to the upright position if it's empty.

Things to Note

  • Unfortunately, children's bikes are not permitted inside the bus.
  • E-bikes are now allowed on the front rack.
  • Don't be shy - it's easier than you think!

More information - and a demonstration video showing you how to load your bike on the bus - can be found here.

You may also try putting your bike on a demo rack at the following locations so you’ll feel more comfortable on your next trip with a bike. 

  • Main Street – Science World
  • BCIT SW01 Entrance
  • Production Way – University 
  • Moody Centre


Bikes on Skytrains and West Coast Express

Taking your bike on SkyTrain makes it easy to bike all over the Lower Mainland; electric and folding bikes are also allowed on board. And best of all it's free!

Canada Line: Bikes allowed at all hours in all directions! Up to one bike is allowed on each train car.

Expo & Millennium Lines: Bikes allowed at all hours except 7 to 9 a.m Monday to Friday AND 4 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday (in both directions). Up to two bikes are allowed on each train car.

West Coast Express: Bikes allowed at all hours in all directions! 

Things to Note 

  • Bikes with trailers of any kind are unfortunately not permitted.
  • Bikes are not allowed on escalators. Please use the elevators or stairwells.
  • Bikes are not allowed at Metrotown Station until station entry and exit conditions are improved.

For more details please see TransLink's page here.

Bikes on The SeaBus

Take your bike on the SeaBus and cross the Burrard Inlet without the hassle of bridges or traffic; electric and folding bikes are also allowed on board. It's fast, easy and gives you a scenic ride over the water too. And it's free!

Bicycles are allowed on board the SeaBus at all hours but they may limit the number of bikes to six during rush hours. 

Things to Note 

  • Bikes with trailers of any kind are unfortunately not permitted.
  • Bikes are not allowed on escalators. Please use the elevators or stairwells.

Bike Parking

Bike Parkades

Park your bike and hop on SkyTrain! Indoor bike parking facilities for registered customers are available at Main Street–Science World, King Edward, Commercial–Broadway, Joyce–Collingwood, Metrotown, Maple Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Bridgeport, Lafarge Lake-Douglas, Burquitlam and King George stations.

The glass-walled facilities are lit 24 hours per day and are equipped with video cameras and convenient access 7 days a week. Only customers who enrol to use Bike Parkades can access the facilities. 

To enrol get a Compass Card and register it on

Cost - $1/day to use Bike Parkade facilities, with fees capped at $8/month. You can use one facility multiple times per day without incurring a new charge. If you use more than one facility, there will be a $1/day charge for each facility. Don't forget to bring a lock! More information on the bike parkades can be found on TransLink's page here and on this video


Bike Lockers

Lockers are available at transit stations and exchanges throughout Metro Vancouver. This TransLink website lists all of the Bike Locker locations at SkyTrain Stations, Bus Exchanges, and West Coast Express Stations.

Cost - $10/month! (Plus GST and a $50 refundable key deposit, 3-month minimum rental period required.)

There are also some new on-demand bike lockers available at the following stations:

  • 22nd Street
  • Moody Centre
  • Carvolth Exchange
  • VCC – Clark Station
  • Richmond-Brighouse

Features of on-demand bike lockers:

  • No need to book in advance – these lockers are first come, first served.
  • Customers can choose from pay-as-you-go or monthly subscription options.
    • No deposit or registration required.
    • Monthly subscribers have unlimited guaranteed access to subscription-only lockers, though are not guaranteed the same locker each trip.
  • Keyless access and smartphone payment through the Bikeep app.
  • More security features than a traditional outdoor bike locker, for your peace of mind. 
  • Real-time vacancy information is provided through the app to help customers use the program and transit system with more spontaneity and flexibility.


Bicycle Valet

It’s simple!  Ride your bike to the Valet at one of their events, and they'll take care of the rest. Just like a coat-check, they’ll tag your bike and provide you with a claim stub.

Enjoy the event, and bring back the claim stub when you want your bike returned.  You can even leave your helmet or panniers on your bike (securely attached of course).

To learn more visit

Bike Safety

The 529 Garage

Register. Report. Recover!

The 529 Garage allows cyclists, shops and organizations to register bicycles in less than five minutes to thier cloud-based system with over 800,000 searchable bikes.  If the bicycle is stolen, the victim can alert the local cycling community and law enforcement with just a few taps from their smartphone. To register your bike for free visit

Bike Share

Mobi by Shaw Go

Mobi by Shaw Go is Vancouver’s public bike share program that makes bicycles available for shared use to individuals on a short-term basis. The bikes can be unlocked from one station and returned to any one of the 200+ stations in the system, making bike share ideal for getting around the city.

You’ll find Mobi by Shaw Go stations conveniently located near designated bike routes, commercial centres, and transportation hubs including the following SkyTrain stations:

Expo Line & Millennium Line:

  • Waterfront
  • Burrard
  • Granville
  • Stadium-Chinatown
  • Main Street-Science World
  • Commercial-Broadway
  • VCC-Clark

Canada Line:

  • Waterfront
  • Vancouver City Centre
  • Yaletown-Roundhouse
  • Olympic Village
  • Broadway-City Hall

Check out the station map and watch the video below to learn how to register, ride and return a Mobi by Shaw Go bike.







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