SEPTA Cycle-Transit Plan a Model for Multi-Modal Commuting

As ridership grows on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) rail system, system planners are looking to a novel approach to relieve crunched station parking: bikes.

August 27, 2015, 7:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Jen Kinney reports: "With bicycling rates in Philadelphia more than doubling in the last 20 years and public transportation ridership at a 25-year high, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is looking for ways to bring these two modes of transit together."

"The agency’s first Cycle-Transit Plan [pdf], released this year, explores policy and infrastructure changes that could make it easier for riders to combine bicycling and public transportation in one commute. It’s one of just a few formal cycle-transit integration plans in the country."

In addition to the plan, SEPTA also has $3 million budgeted for the installation of new bike shelters "at 15 stations every year for the next three years," according to Kinney. The article includes more detail about the planning process behind the Cycle-Transit plan as well as more of the improvements commuters can expect when moving between the bike and the train on the SEPTA system.

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