SEPTA Celebrates Bike to Work Day

May 19, 2017

SEPTA celebrated National Bike to Work Day on May 19th with two great events - teaming up with the University of Pennsylvania and a SEPTA employee Bike to Work group ride.

SEPTA teamed up with the University of Pennsylvania at the Penn Museum Indego Bike Share Station to promote SEPTA's Cycle-Transit Plan, which addresses the increasing demand for "cycle-transit" use in the region and the plan is designed to better integrate the transit and bicycle networks, and to show riders how easy it is to use the bike rack on the front of SEPTA buses and trackless trolleys.

Currently, all of SEPTA's buses and trackless trolleys are equipped with bike racks. To learn how to utilize the bus bike rack, check out this short "How To" video.

The second event for Bike to Work day was a SEPTA employee Bike To Work group ride. With some participants using their own bikes and some riding Indego, On the way to the office, they stopped at the 13th & Pine "energizer station" (organized by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia) for coffee (and sunflowers) before continuing on the 13th Street buffered bike lane. SEPTA employees met for breakfast in South Philadelphia before riding to SEPTA's headquarters.

Noting the large number of bicycles parked in the courtyard outside SEPTA's headquarters, employees decided to organize the breakfast and group ride. National Bike to Work day served as a kickoff for the monthly event which is open to any bicycle commuter working at 1234 Market as well as employee bike commuters at the City of Philadelphia (and other like-minded folk).

More information about SEPTA's bicycle friendly transit system is available at http://www.septa.org/sustain/bike-ride-policy.html.