SEPTA is proud to be a bicycle and micromobility-friendly transit system and encourages all micromobility users to use their device in connection with our services. Bicycles, scooters, and other micromobility are a critical part of the SEPTA lifestyle network, serving as a first/last mile solution for journeys across the region. Gasoline powered vehicles, mopeds and motorcycles are not allowed on SEPTA vehicles.
Micromobility is always welcome on board the Broad Street Line and Norristown High Speed Line trains, and on racks fronting all SEPTA buses and trackless trolleys. The Market-Frankford Line and Regional Rail trains have peak time restrictions, and trolleys cannot accommodate micromobility.
For more details on how to use your personal micromobility in connection with SEPTA services, please use the drop-down menu below in the Guidelines by Service section.
SEPTA defines “micromobility” as any lightweight, low-speed, human or electric-powered wheeled transportation devices. This includes bicycles, scooters, electric bicycles, electric scooters, hoverboards, monowheels and other devices that are similar in size, shape, and use, and excludes gasoline powered vehicles, mopeds, and motorcycles.
Using Micromobility + SEPTA
Remember the following systemwide guidelines when planning your trip.
- Gasoline powered vehicles, mopeds and motorcycles are not allowed on SEPTA vehicles.
- Fully collapsed micromobility and folding bicycles are permitted on all vehicles as luggage.
- Doorways and aisles should be kept clear of micromobility.
- Electric micromobility (e-bikes, e-scooters, personal e-devices) must be turned off before boarding, and are not permitted to charge on SEPTA vehicles or property.
- In case of emergency evacuation, all micromobility must remain on the vehicle. For this reason, we encourage you to have owner identification information attached.
Vehicle operators and train crews are responsible for assessing conditions and implementing these guidelines based on their best judgement.
Guidelines by Service
Bicyclists interested in group travel on Regional Rail should contact Rail Transportation at 215-580-8403 at least five days in advance of the date they wish to coordinate the activity.
SEPTA created a Micromobility Playbook (PDF) with actions to make using micromobility with transit seamless and convenient for people in our region. The plan includes recommendations for improving systemwide access to transit stops, expanding station amenities, vehicle accommodations and connections to the transportation network.
Open strollers are no longer restricted based on time of day, but are dependent on space. See SEPTA’s stroller policy (PDF) for more information.