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TransLink partners with Emily Carr to bring unique art to bike parkades

TransLink partners with Emily Carr to bring unique art to bike parkades

Cycling is a huge part of the TransLink fabric. And thanks to a partnership with Emily Carr University of Art + Design students, your multi-modal commute just got a whole lot prettier!

Most people think of TransLink as simply public transit — bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus, and West Coast Express. We are, however, so much more. In fact, we recently launched Let’s Ride! A way to highlight all of  TransLink’s existing and upcoming resources and programs dedicated to cycling in our region.

The region is evolving, and roads are becoming increasingly congested. Helping Metro Vancouverites learn to integrate cycling into their commuting routine is our goal.

Part of making cycling more accessible for commuters is infrastructure. If you’ve used transit recently, you may have noticed our expansive bike parking network.

Fun fact: TransLink’s bike parking network is the largest in Canada, with 11 parkades across Metro Vancouver, lockers for daily bike storage, and bike racks at all stations.

As part of this project, TransLink enlisted the help of fourth year Illustration Program students at Emily Carr University of Art + Design to develop unique artwork for five TransLink bike parkades.

Commercial—Broadway Station

King Edward Station

Main Street—Science World Station

Joyce Collingwood Station

Metrotown Station

Students were asked to create designs that represented the distinct feel of the neighbourhood in which the parkades are located in, and depicted the act of cycling.

Public art helps to enhance the travel experience by creating a space with a visual appeal. TransLink integrates high quality, creative art throughout our system that aims to surprise and delight our customers every day.