A children’s bike ride carrier to go to school on school property is set to become a reality.
The B.C. government says it’s making the decision because the cost is too expensive to provide the bicycle carrier to children who don’t need one.
The carrier is being designed to go on a school bus, bus stop or other vehicle.
But the B.K. Transportation Company is making the trip for free.
“We’ve got a really good market in the United States for kids riding bikes, and the market is really, really saturated,” said Mark Linton, president and CEO of B.M. Transport Inc. “We thought we’d try to be able to provide that for our kids.”
The company has been working with B.L.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Parks for two years to make the carrier, which is currently under construction, a reality in the province.
B.S. Transportation Ltd., the parent company of the B-Train and other major transit lines in the Bierkens, has been the supplier of the carrier for the past three years.
It says it will work with the Ministry of Transport and Parks to design and build the bicycle-carrying device.
B-train routes are often heavily congested and people riding bikes are often the first to be hit by a train.
C government’s decision to fund the carrier comes as the province struggles with a shortage of buses and trains.
It’s estimated there are more than 12,000 people in the Province with disabilities who rely on a bike.
In the meantime, B.F.O. is planning to start testing a bicycle-only bus service for the first time in Victoria.
The service is expected to start in 2019.