SUSTAINABILITY & INNOVATION
The Urban Racks Blog
– Vancouver, BC
Langley, BC: Urban Racks is proud to have implemented Canada’s first ever, on-demand, app-activated bike parking managed solution. Metro Vancouver cyclists can now access app-activated bike parking infrastructure at several TransLink stations and bus exchanges. Inside Urban Racks’ smart solution, you will find Bikeep IoT to help bring this new era of bike parking infrastructure to life.
In 2020 Urban Racks was awarded a multi-year contract to design and implement this innovative bike parking solution. As a result, pay-as-you-go and subscription-based bike parking is now available at TransLink’s Moody Centre, 22nd Street and VCC-Clark Stations, and the Carvolth Exchange. Brighouse Station and Lonsdale Exchange will be the next locations added in the pilot phase of this project. The bike lockers, which run on solar energy, help alleviate some of the barriers preventing commuters from cycling more often. In addition to app-activated bike lockers, app-activated bike docks are available free of charge for up to 24 hours.
When it comes to increasing commuter cycling- safe roads, travel distance, and easy access to bike parking, are the greatest barriers to overcome. Municipalities are doing their part by increasing the focus on rider safety through the installation of protected bike lanes and supporting infrastructure. With the staggering increase in E-bike use, the distance traveled is becoming less of a concern. Lastly, app-activated bike parking provides commuters with more convenient and flexible, on-demand bike parking. This enables anyone to transition their commute from driving to a combination of cycling and public transit.
Urban Racks and Bikeep are proud to be a part of this movement, working towards a greener, more sustainable future.
About Urban Racks: Urban Racks, founded in 2007, is a micromobility infrastructure company based in Langley BC. With ties to local and global cycling communities, Urban Racks has been able to form relationships with customers and deliver projects across Canada, the United States and South America. With a strong commitment to sustainability, mental health and wellness, as well as a progressive take on economic growth and development, Urban Racks is set up to take on the ongoing challenges brought about by urban density and climate change.
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