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New policy for electric and folding bikes on transit

Fashion Electric BicycleElectric and folding bikes are now being allowed on board the system!

BCRTC and CMBC are updating their operational policies to allow different types of cyclists access.

Electric bikes will now be permitted on SkyTrain, West Coast Express and SeaBus.

UPDATE Folding bikes will be allowed on all modes buses, when folded.

Riders of folding bikes are asked to use a slipcover or carrying pack while on buses.

All the existing rules for bikes on transit still apply. Here’s a refresher:

  • Bikes are not allowed at Metrotown Station at anytime.
  • There is a maximum of two bikes per SkyTrain car and one per Canada line car.
  • No e-scooters allowed on the system
  • Morning and afternoon rush hour restrictions are still in place — Canada Line: Peak times in all directions. Expo & Millennium Lines: Peak times except for the allowances listed below.

Westbound:
7am – 9am Monday-Friday travelling from Columbia Station to VCC-Clark Station; and from Columbia and King George Stations towards Waterfront Station.

Eastbound:
4pm-6pm Monday-Friday travelling from VCC-Clark Station to Columbia Station; and from Waterfront Station towards Columbia and King George Station.

You can read more about our bike policy here.

Author: Adrienne Coling


2 Comments

  • By Kevin, May 28, 2015 @ 3:50 pm

    There’s a few typos in this piece:

    > There is a maximum of two buses per SkyTrain car and one per Canada line car.

    I know this means “two bikes per SkyTrain car and one per Canada Line car.”

    > Morning and afternoon rush hour restrictions are still in place — Canada Line: All hours in all directions. Expo & Millennium Lines: All hours except during the rush hour times and directions below.

    This reads as if the bikes are restricted “all hours in all direction” on the Canada Line and all hours “except during rush hour” on the Expo/M lines.

    I know it means the inverse, but how you’ve phrased it makes it read at first the other way ’round.

  • By Adrienne Coling, May 28, 2015 @ 3:53 pm

    Hi Kevin, I was going off of some info on the website but I made some changes and hopefully that makes it more clear. Thank you! :)

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