SEPTA's Cycle-Transit Program Update

August 4, 2017

SEPTA is making major investments to increase and improve our bicycle parking at Regional Rail, Market-Frankford Line, and Broad Street Line Stations.

SEPTA is making major investments to increase and improve our bicycle parking at Regional Rail, Market-Frankford Line, and Broad Street Line Stations. Bike parking at SEPTA stations helps promote multi-modal, non-motorized access to public transportation. Bike commuting is on the rise in the Philadelphia region and SEPTA recognize that trend. Since 2000, bicycle commuting in Philadelphia has increased over 300% (Annual Community Survey, US Census Bureau). SEPTA is meeting this demand by increasing capacity, improving bike parking facilities, and giving greater visibility to bike parking.

In the Cycle- Transit Plan SEPTA put forth ways that the Authority can promote Bikes TO Transit, Bikes ON Transit, and Bikes AT Transit. To further the Bike AT Transit goal, a portion of the SEPTA Capital Program is devoted to bicycle infrastructure such as bike racks and shelters.

In 2015, the year the Cycle-Transit Plan was released, there were over 500 bikes parked at SEPTA stations and SEPTA had 589 bike racks and 2 bike shelters system-wide. Since then, SEPTA has installed an additional 163 bike racks and 5 bike parking shelters. In the coming year, SEPTA anticipates installing 174 bike racks and 10 bike parking shelters. Below is a detailed inventory of SEPTA's Bicycle Program capital investments. Over these two years the SEPTA's bike parking capacity will increase by nearly 50%.

Completed Fiscal Year 2017 Projects

  • 162 U-Racks & Hoops
  • 1 Double stacked Rack
  • 5 Bike Shelters
  • Total New Bike Parking Capacity: 328 spaces

Broad Street Line FY17
Station Bike Racks
Notes
Ellsworth-Federal 13 U-Racks/Hoops installed on,mezzanine level (paint to be completed)
Fern Rock
4 U-Racks/Hoops installed,inside station entrance from parking lot
Spring Garden
6 U-Racks/Hoops installed on,the mezzanine level, stair-runners, special paint treatment, bike parking signage
Snyder 7 U-Racks/Hoops installed on,mezzanine level (paint and signage to be completed)
Tasker Morris
22 U-Racks/Hoops racks installed,on Mezzanine level,stair-runners,special paint treatment, bike parking signage

Market Frankford Line FY17
Station Bike Racks
Notes
46th Street
5 U-Racks/Hoops installed at,street level entrance
52nd Street
4 U-Racks/Hoops installed at,street level entrance
Berks 6 U-Racks/Hoops installed at,street level entrance
Girard 7 U-Racks/Hoops installed at,street level entrance
BSL Spring Garden: 6 bicycle racks were installed underground at SEPTA's Spring Garden Station on the Broad Street Line.


MFL Berks Station: 6 bicycle racks were installed at SEPTA's Berks Station. The new racks are positioned under the station canopy.

Regional Rail FY17
Station Line County Bike Racks
New Bike Shelter
Notes
Ambler
Lansdale/Doylestown Montgomery
5
Bryn Mawr
Paoli/Thorndale Montgomery 5 1
Devon Paoli/Thorndale Chester 5 1
Downingtown Paoli/Thorndale Chester 5 1
Fortuna Lansdale/Doylestown Montgomery 3 1
Glenside
Glenside Combined
Montgomery 10
Jefferson All Lines
Philadelphia 1 One Double Stacked Rack (4 spaces) installed inside the Filbert Street entrance
Langhorne West Trenton
Bucks 4
Lansdale Lansdale/Doylestown Montgomery 5
1
Miquon Manayunk/Norristown Montgomery 4
Radnor Paoli/Thorndale Chester 3
Suburban/15th Street/City Hall Station
All Lines
Philadelphia 12 U-Racks/Hoops installed on,concourse level,pathway from Market-Frankford Line to Suburban Station
Swarthmore Media/Elwyn Delaware 5
Torresdale Trenton Philadelphia 5
Warminster Warminster Bucks 5


Devon Station: One of 5 new sheltered bicycle parking structures was installed at Devon Station on the Paoli/Thorndale Line.


Expected Fiscal Year 2018 Projects

  • 152 U-Racks & Hoops
  • 1 Double Stacked Rack
  • 10 Bike Shelters
  • Total New Bike Parking Capacity: 308 spaces

Broad Street Line FY18
Station Bike Racks
Notes
Cecil B. Moore
5 U-Racks/Hoops installed on,mezzanine level
Oregon 5 U-Racks/Hoops installed,inside station headhouse

Market Frankford Line FY18
Station Bike Racks
Notes
2nd Street
5 U-Racks/Hoops installed on
mezzanine level
30th Street
10 U-Racks/Hoops installed on
mezzanine level

Regional Rail FY18
Station Line County Bike Racks
New Bike Shelter
Notes
49th Street
Media/Elwyn Philadelphia 4
Angora Media/Elwyn Philadelphia 5
Bala Cynwyd Montgomery 3
Clifton-Aldan Media/Elwyn Philadelphia 2
Conshohocken Manayunk/Norristown
Montgomery 4
East Falls
Manayunk/Norristown Philadelphia 9
Elm Street
Manyunk/Norristown
Montgomery 5
Elwyn Media/Elwyn Delaware 2
Fernwood-Yeadon Media/Elwyn Delaware 2
Fox Chase
Fox Chase
Philadelphia 8 1
Gladstone Media/Elwyn Delaware 3 1
Glenside Glenside Combined
Montgomery 6 1
Ivy Ridge
Manayunk/Norristown Philadelphia 10
Lansdowne Media/Elwyn Delaware 4
Main Street
Manayunk/Norristown Montgomery 6
Manayunk Manayunk/Norristown
Philadelphia 5
Media Media/Elwyn Delaware 6 1
Morton Media/Elwyn
Delaware 4 1
Moylan-Rose Valley
Media/Elwyn Delaware 5
Norristown TC
Manayunk/Norristown Montgomery 9 1
Oreland Lansdale/Doylestown Montgomery 6 Stair runners will be
installed on new pedestrian overpass
Primos Media/Elwyn Delaware 5
Secane Media/Elwyn Delaware 2
Spring Mill
Manayunk/Norristown Montgomery 3 1
Strafford Paoli/Thorndale Montgomery 5 1
Swarthmore Media/Elwyn Delaware 6
Torresdale Trenton Philadelphia
0 1
University City
Multiple Lines
Philadelphia 1 One Double Stacked Rack (4 spaces) installed inside the station headhouse
Wallingford Media/Elwyn Delaware 6
Wissahickon Manayunk/Norristown Philadelphia 5
Wynnefield Cynwyd Philadelphia 2
Yardley Trenton Bucks 3 1

Norristown High Speed Line FY18
Station County Bike Racks
Notes
Matsonford Montgomery 3