AN EASY RIDE TO THE RUN
If you must drive, you’re advised to arrive by 7 a.m. Street parking in the area of the run is limited (and remember, there is a 30-minute to two-hour limit to metered parking). A number of streets, both at the start line and along the route, will be closed to traffic during the morning; see the road closures advisory for more details. There’s some paid parking adjacent to B.C. Place Stadium, near the finish line. Seasoned participants park near the finish zone and jog back to the start zone.
Vancouver Sun Runners who plan to cycle to the start line have the option to secure their bicycle with BEST (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation), the Bicycle Valet. Space to park 100 bikes will be available at BC Place’s Gate C. Alternatively, Vancouver’s public bike share program, Mobi by Shaw Go, makes bikes available to the public on a short-term basis. The bikes can be unlocked from one station and returned to any station in the system. You’ll find a number of Mobi by Shaw Go stations located close to the start and finish line as well as transit hubs.
All major TransLink bus services run Sunday morning. Seabus will sail from Lonsdale Quay at 7:02 am (an hour earlier than normal) and provide a 15 minute service through the morning and early afternoon. SkyTrain will start service on the Expo and Millennium Lines half an hour earlier, with the first train leaving King George Station at 6:38 a.m., Lafarge Lake-Douglas at 6.26 am and Waterfront at 7:20 a.m. SkyTrain will operate “rush hour” level service during the time prior to the start of the race and also in the afternoon, as crowds are heading home. Once again, Canada Line will launch at its usual time of 5:02 a.m. leaving Richmond-Brighouse to Waterfront Station, with extra service for incoming crowds starting at 7:00 a.m.
Coast Mountain Bus will have a number of re-routes in effect, taking the buses away from Georgia between Pender and Richards, the West End, Burrard Bridge and 2nd Avenue in Kitsilano. Buses that normally use Georgia will travel along Pender between Cardero and Richards. Full details on the re-routes may be found online at www.translink.ca
West Vancouver Blue Bus will also operate the usual Sunday schedule, but add service in the morning between West Van and downtown before and after the run. West Van buses that normally use Georgia will travel along Pender between Cardero and Richards.
Those coming on SkyTrain can avoid long line-ups at ticket vending machines after the run simply by purchasing two tickets at the station in the morning when they are coming in and saving one of those tickets for the trip home.
Please move down the aisle to make more room for your fellow SunRunners if the bus or train is crowded.
Further information on service changes can be found online at www.translink.ca or by calling Customer Service at 604.953.3333.
Transit customers will have to pay only a single-zone fare of $3 for an adult fare and $1.95 for a Concession fare to travel throughout the entire bus, SkyTrain and SeaBus network. (Concession fares apply to children 5 to 13 years, secondary school students 14 to 19 years with a valid photo ID, Seniors 65 and older with proof of age and HandyCard holders riding conventional transit).
False Creek Ferries and Aquabus Ferries will also be running extra ferries on Vancouver Sun Run morning, visit www.granvilleislandferries.bc.ca and www.theaquabus.com for schedules and fares.