For those of you that have been eagerly awaiting the opening of the new Bike Parkade at King George Station — today is the day!
That’s right, it has now become even easier for cyclists to take transit!
For a $1 a day up to a maximum of $8 a month (plus a one-time $8 registration fee) you can now park at one of the 70 new bike lockers at King George Station.
These additional parking spaces are accessible by key card and double the capacity of the existing facility.
The way it works is that you pay a $1 a day, but if you park your bike eight days in a single calendar month, you won’t be charged again until the following month!
So, you may be asking, how do I get my hands on one of these coveted spots?
Well, first you need to register and here’s how you do it:
- Head to www.translink.ca/bikeparkade and follow the link to the registration site.
- Fill out the online registration, provide ongoing payment information and then pay the registration fee.
- Finally, check the mail! Your very own access card will be mailed to you within the next five business days.
The King George Bike Parkade is the second of its kind on our system (first one opened in 2014 at Main St.-Science World Station) and over the next few years, we are expecting to replace even more bike lockers at some of our busiest stations and bus loops!
Improving cyclists’ connections to the transit network and encouraging people to hop on their bikes is pretty exciting.
By making cycling safer and easier we are one step closer to reaching Metro Vancouver’s goal to reduce single-occupancy car use and increase trips made by foot, bike and transit!