TransLink Does Something Right – Who Knew!

Zwei has been long advocating for bus services dedicated to cyclists on important routes and the new 900 bus from Bridgeport Station to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, via the Ladner Loop, certainly fits the bill.

Well done!

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TransLink launches new summer bike bus in Tsawwassen

The Bike Bus will follow the existing 620 route, with separate loading and unloading bays at Bridgeport Station and Ladner Exchange
Looking to cycle out to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal this summer?

If so TransLink has you covered.

On Friday morning at the Tsawwassen BC Ferry terminal, TransLink launched a new summer service for cyclists.

The Bike Bus will provide more room for bicycles on the Bridgeport Station to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal route this summer – one of the most popular routes for its cycling customers, says TransLink.

The Bike Bus is a retrofitted bus with seven interior bicycle racks, bringing the total bike capacity aboard to nine, from the standard two. The extra room means more cyclists will be able to reach the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal via the Massey Tunnel using transit.

“The return of warm weather means more people are cycling to their favourite B.C. destinations,” says TransLink CEO Kevin Quinn. “We’re excited to launch the Bike Bus, as it will better connect our customers with one of the most popular Metro Vancouver routes for summer travel and ensure they can easily explore our beautiful region.”

The Bike Bus will follow 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 route.

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

The project is part of TransLink’s Customer Experience Action Plan, announced in March.

“Exploring B.C.’s natural beauty by bike is an exhilarating experience, but it can be challenging to get to the ferry terminal with your bike and gear,” explains HUB Cycling’s Executive Director Erin O’Melinn. “TransLink’s new Bike Bus makes that easier and responds to the long-time demand from people who bike for transportation but face gaps in the cycling network.”

The Bike Bus is currently funded for summer 2022. If the project is successful, it could become a permanent seasonal route says TransLink.

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One Response to “TransLink Does Something Right – Who Knew!”
  1. Nathan Davidowicz says:

    Need more sidewalks and bikeways from TransLink BC
    https://www.translink.ca/-/media/translink/documents/about-translink/governance-and-board/council-minutes-and-reports/2022/june/attachment-2-transport-2050-10-year-priorities-for-translink.pdf

    see page 46: 10500 km of missing sidewalks within the urban containment boundary of Metro Vancouver ( Need details by municipality )
    Within the first decade, we intend to increase the amount of funding TransLink directs towards investment in walkway infrastructure by roughly 25 times over today’s levels to:

    page 47: Proposed 450 km of bikeways; ( Need details by municipality )
    Within the first decade, we intend to increase the amount of funding TransLink directs towards investment in bikeway infrastructure by roughly five times over today’s levels to:

    Will Metro Vancouver municipalities support this ambitious plan? They have to revise their capital plans in order to budget cost sharing arrangements with TransLink.

    Proper Street and Pedestrian lighting are missing on many streets and bikeways. Need to fill in or add and upgrade the lighting.

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