Travelers who want to bring their bike to Vancouver Island for a cycling vacation will find a bus storage this summer. Will be easier to use.
TransLink will launch a new service on July 1st for cyclists heading to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. The so-called bike bus is a modified bus with seven internal bike racks on top of the two front storage racks of the standard bus.
This service runs once an hour from Bridgeport Canada Line Station to the ferry terminal in sync with the hourly voyage to Swartz Bay on the island. According to
TransLink, this route is one of the most popular routes for cycling customers, and the bike bus allows more customers to board the ferry via the Massey tunnel. ..
"The return of a warm climate means more people are cycling to their favorite British Columbia. Destination." TransLink CEO Kevin Quinn said. He states that launching a new service will help him explore the state further on his summer trip.
The bike bus runs on Route 620, which has separate loading and unloading bays at Bridgeport and Ladner Exchange. It is labeled as the 900 bike bus to distinguish it from the existing ferry buses.
Bicycle buses start on Canada Day and run from 8am to 8pm on Fridays, weekends and public holidays until September 5th. If successful this summer, it could be a permanent seasonal service.
As a related move, the city of Victoria launched a freebike valley servicethis week. This allows cyclists to drop off their bikes at a safe facility near the city hall.
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