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SEPTA Working On Plan To Integrate Bicycle Infrastructure Into Current Stations

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.

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."

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."

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