By Steve Tawa
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As more people use bicycles to get around town, SEPTA is working on long range plans to incorporate them into transit system updates at its stations. And the first bike cages could go in the South Broad concourse.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial: Renewed Calls For Justice Ring Throughout Philadelphia Streets Ahead Of Closing Arguments
SEPTA is considering how and where to place secure, sheltered bike cages inside transit stops, rather than having bikes locked outside on public sidewalks, and in the elements.
SEPTA Strategy and Sustainability Planner Becky Collins says, “We are thinking about how we can better integrate bicycle infrastructure into our current stations.”READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
SEPTA’s counterpart transit agency in Boston, the MBTA, has rolled out in-station “Pedal and Park” cages that are accessed with pre-registered swipe cards.
“We’re still in the gearing up stage.”
SEPTA Deputy General Manager Jeffrey Knueppel says, “We recognize that a transportation network is made up of many different modes, including bicycles.”MORE NEWS: Multi-Vehicle Crash In Upper Macungie Township Sends 10 People To Hospital
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