Putting Bikes on Bus Racks – Answer TransLink’s Poll

Unloading a bike at B.C. Ferry terminal bus stop.

Unloading a bike from TransLink bus rack. Photo by J. Chong

Multi-modal travel or blending cycling, walking and public transit is a viable, active way to enjoy a day trip or vacation on a lower budget.

TransLink is polling people on whether or not if you have actually put a bike on their bus racks. It is an informal poll which they occasionally do on topics related to public transit via their public weekly e-newsletter, Buzzer Blog.  Please click on this link for just 1 question for you to answer from TransLink, our public transit authority.  Newbie cyclists are more than welcome to answer their poll since your feedback is especially important also.

They are aware of the recent 2010 Inside Vancouver Blog articles on options for integrating cycling with bus and light rail travel for destinations within and outside of Metro Vancouver.

https://insidevancouver.ca/2010/08/12/go-multi-modal-%e2%80%93combine-cycling-with-other-transportation-options-part-i-within-metro-vancouver/

https://insidevancouver.ca/2010/08/29/go-multi-modal-combine-cycling-with-other-transportation-options-part-ii-from-metro-vancouver-to-vancouver-island-gulf-islands-whistler-and-the-u-s/

Note: Yellow wheel lock must be always hooked over the bike's front wheel.  Photo by J. Chong

Yellow bus rack wheel lock must be always hooked over the bike's front wheel. Photo by J. Chong

For now, please look at the photograph to see the position of each bike per rack. You must grasp and pull out the yellow bar hook to always hook onto your front bike wheel.  To bring down the rack, there is centre yellow handle in the middle of the rack which you must squeeze to release the lock and pull down the whole front rack.

Do direct your suggestions and feedback to TransLink on Buzzer Blog.  More responses would greatly help TransLink gauge your needs to make your travel abit easier!

TransLink bike map and transit train stations:  http://www.translink.ca/en/cycling/cycling-routes.aspx

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