Urban brings bike lockers to Vancouver

Bike docks are also available for up to 24 hours at select locations on TransLink network
Parking & Access Control / October 1, 2021
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Urban bike lockers are expected to alleviate barriers that prevent commuters from cycling more often (image credit: Urban Racks)

Urban Racks has made app-activated bike lockers available at several TransLink SkyTrain stations and bus exchanges in the Canadian city of Vancouver.

The bike lockers – which run on solar energy – are expected to help alleviate some of the barriers preventing commuters from cycling more often.

Additionally, app-activated bike docks are also available to cyclists free of charge for up to 24 hours at select locations. 

Urban says pay-as-you-go and subscription-based bike parking is now available at TransLink's Moody Centre, 22nd Street and VCC-Clark SkyTrain Stations, and the Carvolth Exchange. These services will also be added at Brighouse Station and Lonsdale Exchange. 

Hub Cycling's executive director, Erin O'Melinn, believes this new infrastructure will help increase the use of cycling in commuters' routines. 

"Bike theft continues to be a barrier that holds people back from cycling more often," O'Melinn says. 

"Providing better end-of-trip facilities, like these bike lockers, will help people safely store their bikes and other cycling gear and shift towards adopting cycling and transit into their daily commute."

Urban CEO Kosta ChatziSpiros, says: "On-demand bike parking available at TransLink stations make rethinking the daily commute easier and more accessible.”

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