Translink Bike Parkade
Translink’s flagship Bike Parkade at King George Station in Surrey is meant to serve commuters who will would otherwise bus or drive to the station and take the Skytrain for the remainder of the trip. The bike parking facilities are a crucial piece of the region’s transportation plan - and it goes without saying, about as zeitgeist-y as it gets and near and dear to our hearts.
The facility holds more than 70 bikes in what is at once a durable open-air enclosure and showcase display box.
The facility holds more than 70 bikes in what is at once a durable open-air enclosure and showcase display box. The bike parkade was constructed with high strength glass used for CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design). It is not easily breakable, preventing the threat of theft by smash-and-grab. The glass also provides a well-lit, transparent environment for users. Both users and the public can see out and in to the structure, mitigating the chances of bad behaviour occurring within. The bike parkade has perforated metal panels and gaps between slabs for sound transmission – users can not only see inside, but hear as well, adding to the safety features. The Crosslaminated Timber (CLT) wood roof is a simple, beautiful roof strategy that is durable, local, made with renewable materials in BC, and provides a sense of warmth.
CYCLING & TRANSLINK
Saving the planet will involve cycling, no doubt about it. This facility is part of Translink's increasing effort to make everyday cycling easier and safer, with a visually and aurally transparent enclosure.
A showcase facility for British Columbia's Wood First Policy. The glue-lam trust roof system is an efficient and enlivening material for this flagship facility.