New bike shelters at the Juan de Fuca transit exchange in Colwood will give cyclists a covered option for storing their bike before jumping on the bus to town. The project also included the installation on site of a repair station for cycle commuters and trail users.

Cyclists helped out with bike shelters at Juan de Fuca transit exchange

Colwood installs covered lockups for commuters, repair station for all cyclists

It’s great news for cyclists who take transit in Colwood.

The City of Colwood has installed three bike shelters and a repair station at the Juan de Fuca transit exchange, next to West Shore Parks and Recreation on the Old Island Highway.

The new shelters can accommodate 36 bicycles in three separate shelters in a safe, and well-lit location, a marked improvement for cyclists who in the past could only access four bicycle lockers which were not administered by the city.

The repair station will enable cyclists to do quick maintenance, such as filling or changing tires, or adjusting brakes and derailleurs.

It’s a welcome convenience for cyclists who use the Galloping Goose Trail, the Velodrome and the BMX track, all of which are located nearby.

Cost for the improvements is about $50,000. Funding was made available through a joint Capital Regional District and Union of British Columbia Municipalities Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan grant under the Federal Gas Tax Agreement.

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