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. 

Tips

  • 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 aren't allowed on the front rack (they're too heavy).
  • 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

 

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!

Expo & Millennium Lines: Bikes allowed at all hours except 7 to 9 a.m Monday to Friday (westbound) travelling from Lafarge Lake–Douglas and Lougheed stations towards VCC–Clark Station; and from Columbia and King George stations towards Waterfront Station AND 4 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday (eastbound) travelling from VCC–Clark Station towards Lougheed and Lafarge Lake–Douglas stations; and from Waterfront Station towards Columbia and  King George stations.

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 facilites for registered customers are available at Main Street–Science World, King Edward, Commercial–Broadway, Joyce–Collingwood, Metrotown, 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 enroll to use Bike Parkades can access the facilities. 

To enroll get a Compass Card and register it on compasscard.ca.

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.

Bike Lockers

Lockers are available at transit stations and exchanges throughout Metro Vancouver. The TransLink map below displays 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.)

 

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 learm more visit thebicyclevalet.ca

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 project529.com.

Bike Share

Mobi by Shaw Go

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

Watch the video below to learn how to register, ride and return a Mobi by Shaw Go bike.

 

 

 

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