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The successful bike valet service that debuted last year in Victoria is back today.
According to the city, they are building off that success and will operate the program seven days a week until December 23.
“We heard strong support for the Bike Valet after its successful debut in 2022,” said Mayor Marianne Alto.
“The valet provides a secure and convenient service for residents, visitors and commuters, and encourages more people to visit, shop and dine downtown.”
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown at Pandora and Broad, the valet accommodates all active transportation devices including adaptive bikes, cargo bikes, bike trailers, jogging strollers and other personal mobility devices.
This year you can expect expanded operating hours during summer months, including on Friday and Saturday nights.
The first launched in June 2022 and operated until November 2022, parking over 11,000 bikes and registering over 800 bicycles in Project 529, the Victoria Police Department’s official bicycle registration system.
The City said that feedback from users was overwhelmingly positive, with 77% of those surveyed saying they cycled downtown more often and 82% saying they stayed downtown longer.
“You can park for a few minutes or a few hours without having to worry about your panniers, lights, or helmets,” Alto added.
“The valet makes it easy to travel to work, attend festivals, go to appointments, or enjoy the diverse restaurants and shops downtown.”