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Cycle into summer with TransLink’s new Bike Bus

Cycle into summer with TransLink’s new Bike Bus

TransLink is launching a new summer bus service for cyclists, between Bridgeport Station and the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. The Bike Bus provides extra room for bicycles on one of the most popular routes for our cycling customers.

The specialized buses are retrofitted with seven interior bicycle racks, bringing the total bike capacity aboard to nine, up from the standard two. The extra room means more cyclists will be able to reach the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal using transit this summer.

BC Ferries offers service from Tsawwassen to Victoria, Nanaimo, and the Gulf Islands — all popular destinations, especially for cyclists, in the summer months.

Two passengers securing bicycles in interior racks inside Bike Bus.

The Bike Bus follows the existing 620 route, with separate loading and unloading bays at Bridgeport Station and Ladner Exchange. The bus will be displayed as 900 Bike Bus to Bridgeport Station or Tsawwassen Ferry, depending on the direction.

Bike Bus summer service details:

  • Bridgeport Station to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
  • July 1 to Sept. 5, 2022
  • Fridays, weekends, holidays
  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Hourly departures to align with ferry sailings to Swartz Bay

Quick facts:

  • Capacity for 9 bikes and 18 passengers
  • Passengers must remain seated while the Bike Bus is moving
  • Interior racks on the Bike Bus will not accommodate children’s or BMX bikes; but they can still be secured on the exterior rack
  • Passengers without bicycles should continue to ride the 620 Tsawwassen Ferry / Bridgeport Station

The project is part of TransLink’s Customer Experience Action Plan, announced in March. One of the plan’s top priorities is making transit easier to use by identifying better options for active transportation.

The Bike Bus will more easily integrate bike and transit travel during one of the busiest times of the year for cyclists.

The project is currently funded for summer 2022. If successful, it could become a permanent seasonal route.


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