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TransLink partners with Emily Carr to bring unique art to bike parkades

Cycling is a huge part of the TransLink fabric. And thanks to a partnership with Emily Carr University of Art + Design students, your multi-modal ride just got so much more beautiful!

Most people think of TransLink as a simple mode of public transportation – Bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express. However, we are much more. In fact, we recently launched Let’s ride! A way to highlight all of TransLink’s existing and future resources and programs dedicated to cycling in our area.

The area is developing, and the roads are becoming more and more congested. Our goal is to help Metro Vancouver residents learn to incorporate cycling into their travel routine.

Part of making cycling more accessible to passengers is the infrastructure. If you’ve used public transportation recently, you may have noticed our extensive bicycle parking network.

Fun fact: TransLink’s bicycle parking network is the largest in Canada, with 11 parking spaces throughout the Vancouver Metro, lockers for daily bicycle storage, and bicycle racks at all stations.

As part of this project, Translink enlisted fourth-year students in the Emily Carr University Art + Design Illustration Program to develop unique artwork for five Translink parking lots for bicycles.

Commercial-Broadway Station

King Edward Station

Main Street-Science World Station

Joyce Collingwood Station

MetroTown Station

Students were asked to create designs that represented the distinct feel of the neighborhood in which the parks are located, and depict the action of cycling.

Public art helps to enhance the trip experience by creating a space with visual appeal. TransLink incorporates high quality creative craftsmanship throughout our system that aims to surprise and delight our customers every day.

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